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[17 April 2018]
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Commemoration of Sayyed Hussein al-Houthi in various Yemeni provinces
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Air defenses down drone of Saudi-led coalition in Hodaida
[18 April 2018]
Badr-1 ballistic missile hits Jizan airport
[18 April 2018]
10Saudi warplanes launch in Hajjah
[18 April 2018]
4US-Saudi aggression warplanes hit in Lahj
[18 April 2018]
Army carries out offensive operation on Saudi mercenaries sites in Jawf
[18 April 2018]
 
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WHO: Diphtheria outbreak kills 84 in Yemen
[03 April 2018]
UNICEF: Nearly 2 million children now out of school in Yemen
[27 March 2018]
Army carries heavy losses in enemy ranks, it's mercenaries
[18 March 2018]
Saudi-US aggression war jet launch 26 raids on number of Yemeni provinces
[17 March 2018]
Report: Dozens of Saudi soldiers, mercenaries killed in military operations over past 48 hours
[12 March 2018]
 
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FM Meets with Resident Representative of ICRC
[17 April 2018]
Acting Speaker of Shura meets UN resident representative
[17 April 2018]
FM meets SDC's delegation in Sana'a
[15 April 2018]
Foreign Ministry condemns military aggression against Syria
[14 April 2018]
EU Mission, CHR, Swiss donors arrives Sana'a
[14 April 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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