YEMEN Press Agency

Lebanon and Iraq reject Arab League statement on situation in Yemen

SANAA, June 16 (YPA) – Iraq and Lebanon on Friday rejected the contents of the final communique issued on Thursday at the end of the emergency meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States at the level of permanent representatives on the situation in Yemen.

This comes after the League’s statement implicitly affirmed its support for the military operations in Hodeidah by supporting the request of exile Hadi government from the Arab Coalition Forces to end The coup rule, as the statement said,  and restore security and stability to all Yemeni provinces.

Lebanon announced rejected League’s statement because it include positions that go beyond previous resolutions, especially the recent summit resolution, reiterating its previous positions in terms of support Yemen’s unity and legitimacy represented by Yemeni exile President Hadi.

Iraq also rejected any military intervention to resolve the conflict in Yemen, calling for political dialogue between Yemenis, and supported the efforts of the United Nations envoy to Yemen, which would lead to the formation of a national unity government, involving all segments of the Yemeni people.


The Arab Summit held in Saudi Arabia in April, confirmed the support of the efforts of Arab coalition in Yemen, and the unity of Yemen and the prevention of interference in its internal affairs.


Sameera Hassn