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Yemen’s President attends the final session of the South American-Arab Countries summit, in Riyadh November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi stressed that the coup militias in his country are targeting the neighboring countries and carrying out foreign agendas against Yemen and its people.

The President made these statements during his meeting here today with the Ambassadors of Finland, Germany, Netherlands and Sri Lanka to Yemen, said the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

He further said that the coupists are rogue gangs used as suspicious tools, indicating that Yemeni people look forward to the peace they deserve.

For their part, the Ambassadors pledged to exert their utmost efforts to strengthen the joint relations of their countries with Yemen and support its legitimate government in the international forums, stressing that the current circumstances need more support for Yemen.

Following the 2011 uprising against Yemen’s then-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, several events occurred that led to the country’s political turmoil. As factions fought for control of Yemen, the power vacuum led Iran-aligned Houthi militias to take advantage of instability to drive Hadi’s government out of Sana’a in Sept. 2014.