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nt Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Yemen’s legitimate and internationally-backed government led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi reaffirmed its refusal to discuss fundamental national topics concerning the future of the presidency office and the government with putschists.

In a press statement, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Civil Service Abdulaziz Jabbari, following a meeting on Friday with the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller, said that talks about the institution and presidency cannot be accepted, except through the ballot box and popular will, reported the Saudi news state agency SPA.

The Yemeni official’s remarks came, in response to recent peace roadmap presented by the U.N. Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh, which was rejected by the Yemeni government for proving flawed and granting the coup political advantage.

The coup is largely composed with Iran-aligned militiamen and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh loyalists.

Jabbari underscored reinstating state institutions to power, turn in of all illegal arms and showing respect for the Yemeni people’s will that had elected the president.

He also pointed out that the rejection of the presented road map reflects the fact that the initiative is deemed unfair as it aims to legitimize the coup and reward it.

Legitimizing the coup in Yemen is a matter which loudly violates the UN Security Council resolution no. 2216, adopted under Chapter VII and to circumvent it and the Gulf initiative as well, culminating in demolition of the outputs of the national dialogue, which various Yemeni political forces, social and youth groups have taken part.