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Bin Daghr: Iran Stands behind Regional Conflicts…Yemeni Hezbollah-Inspired Entity Will Not Be Permitted | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Nasser Awad

Aden- Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr completely rejected the emergence of a Hezbollah-inspired Houthi version which threatens the Stability and security of Yemen. Daghr accused Iran of backing both Houthis and the insurgency, and that it stands to be the reason behind any regional conflict.

The Yemeni PM urged Tehran to seize its meddling with Yemen’s internal affairs and to halt conflicts and grudges against Yemen’s peaceful and forgiving community.

Meeting with state, army, local and resistance authorities, commemorating Aden’s liberation, Daghr reiterated the imperative nature of ending the insurgency in Yemen so that the whole nation is restored to legitimacy.

A year into Aden being Insurgency-free, Daghr gave emphasis to upholding achievements and national unity between the political and social spheres.

“It’s true that each of Aden, Lahij, Abyan and Dhale has been freed; nevertheless, the enemy still lurks awaiting the opportune moment to strike regional stability and security; which is why the situation demands that all support is given to legitimate authorities, which are represented by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the national army ,” said Daghr.

The support is so that state military forces can protect and fulfill its duties towards the people of Yemen, aid in the reconstruction of state institutions, putting an end to political brawl and directing efforts towards the construction and development of Yemen.

Daghr clarified hat Yemen will not experience true and effective peace so long insurgency militias do mend and alter their ways and mindsets. According to the Yemeni PM, Houthi militias should commit to U.N. Security Council resolution 2216, the Gulf initiative and the outcome of national dialogue.

Moreover, insurgency militants ought to turn in arms power to state authorities and harbor true intentions for achieving peace, according to PM Daghr.

On another scale, Daghr confirmed that his administration saves no efforts in resolving issues of public service in Aden and neighboring governorates, especially those concerning power supply and oil provisions.

He further asserted the persistence of Arab support regarding oil supplies, to be detailed over the next few days, which will take down the edge of summer-depravation facing Yemeni citizens, providing enough energy for coming years.