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President meets with Speaker of Parliament
[20 January 2018]
32 prisoners involved in December sedition released in Hajjah
[19 January 2018]
Voluntary Recruiting campaign kicks off in Yemen's Amran
[17 January 2018]
Hajjah province deputy kicks off Voluntary recruitment campaign in Shahel
[17 January 2018]
Dhamar Governor inaugurates voluntary recruiting campaign in Dhamar city
[17 January 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Saudi aggression warplanes wage 2 strikes on Marib
[21 January 2018]
7 Saudi-paid mercenaries shot dead in Marib
[21 January 2018]
12 aggression airstrikes wage on Hajjah
[20 January 2018]
2 Mercenaries' pick-up pick-up vehicles destroyed in Jawf
[20 January 2018]
Army shells Sudanese mercenaries leaders' gatherings in Medi
[20 January 2018]
 
  Reports
Report: Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes wage 22 strikes on Yemen over Friday
[20 January 2018]
Report: Army, committee carry out ground attacks against Saudi soldiers, mercenaries over Friday
[20 January 2018]
Report: 9 Saudi military vehicles destroyed in ground attacks over Thursday
[19 January 2018]
Report: 2 civilians killed, injured in 16 Saudi aggression airstrikes, attacks on Yemen during one day
[19 January 2018]
Report: 4 civilians killed, 5 injured in 22 Saudi aggression airstrikes on one day
[18 January 2018]
 
  International
Foreign Ministry: Stopping sales of German arms to coalition states is important step
[20 January 2018]
UNICEF: Over 3 million Yemeni children born since Saudi wages war
[17 January 2018]
Yemen, WFP sign MoU to rehabilitate Hodeidah port
[16 January 2018]
Yemen calls on UAE occupation forces to stop destroying Socotra
[16 January 2018]
Norwegian Refugee Council calls for reopening Yemen's ports
[15 January 2018]
  Special Files
President Saleh urges Arab leaders to adopt democracy
[26/April/2004]

SANA'A, April 26 (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh called on Arab states to adopt democratic reforms and bolster public participation in the decision making process.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the 1st conference of the Association of Senates and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World on Sunday, President Saleh said, "I hope regimes would induct democratic reforms and let their people's participate in the decision making process."

"This is the era of dialogue, democracy and public participation in decision making, the era of dictatorships and monocracies is over,"President Saleh said. "We should patch up ourselves before others reform us… we should take lessons from what happened (to Iraq)," he added.

But he said reforms should be initiated from inside the Arab countries "not from outside," a clear reference to the U.S. reform project for the Middle East, known as the 'Greater Middle East'.

The Yemeni leader called for the immediate withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq and leaving the Iraqi people choose its ruling regime. He criticized the lack of stability in Iraq, saying that no security nor stability, freedom or democracy in Iraq, they were only slogans by Americans before the occupation of Iraq.

President Saleh pointed to the going down situation in the Middle East due to the terrorist acts by Israel which is completely supported by the United States of America.

President said the American ultimate bias towards Israeli terror against Palestinian people would not lead to peace and stability in the region.

"We ask the United States of America, as sponsor of peace, not to rouse the antagonism of one billion Muslim and all nations of the third world's countries against it. We want from US to work hard to enjoy good relations with the Arab world, Islam and all countries of the third world. We don not need hostility between nations, civilizations and religions," said president Saleh.

President Saleh called upon America to give up double standards, especially in relation to the international resolutions regarding the region.

"Double standard in applying resolutions is discrimination. We call for an international conference to identify terrorism and its reasons," president Saleh.

Saleh criticized the international human rights organizations for the ignorance of human rights violations in Palestine and Iraq by occupation forces.

NS/KM




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