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Yemeni Tribal Leaders: No Impartiality with the Coup, Supporting Legitimacy a Duty | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz received the Yemeni tribal leaders in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. (SPA)

Riyadh – Tribes of Marib, Saada and Hajjah have renewed their commitment towards supporting the legitimate forces in Yemen and joining efforts to achieve the missions of the Arab Coalition. The tribes asserted that they will continue to protect their provinces from the rebel militias and will back stability and security.

Marib’s Governor Sultan al-Arada described the meeting between Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, and Yemen tribal leaders as very positive, adding that the situation encourages exerting more efforts for the sake of legitimacy in Yemen.

Arada pointed that the rebel forces are waging a war by proxy on the Yemeni people and are not keen to reach a peaceful political solution that puts an end to the crisis in the country

Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat he added: “The initial meeting with the deputy crown prince embodies the Saudi faith in the role of Yemeni tribes. We received from the deputy crown prince appreciation and support – this meeting contributes in building trust and bolsters Saudi-Yemeni ties.”

Arada expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for its unlimited support on the military and humanitarian levels. He also called on the Yemeni tribes not to be impartial and support Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Following the meeting, the Yemeni tribes addressed the political components and tribes in Yemen urging them to stand by the Yemeni legitimacy and to contribute in liberating the country from the rebel forces so that security and stability prevail in Yemen, from north to south, as it was the case before the coup.

Othman al-Majali, minister of state for parliament and Shura council and an eminent sheikh in Saada, stated that the Saudi kingdom backed the Yemeni people in face of the coup that was supported by Iran.

Majali added that the meeting will lead to some changes in the field.