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Some blocs want to be benefitted by Yemen’s political void

10 February 2015 21:27

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The leader of Yemen’s Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement has criticized some political factions for seeking benefits out of the current political turmoil in the impoverished Arab country.

Addressing thousands of his supporters in the northern city of Sa’ada on Tuesday, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said such blocs are jeopardizing people’s security at the behest of their interests.

He added that such factions are using the language of Takfirism and extremism in order to confront revolutionary forces, and are simply seeking to wreak havoc on the country and to foment political and economic crises in Yemen, pushing the country towards the abyss.

Houthi also criticized some blocs, including the Salafist al-Islah party, for their opposition to the constitutional declaration on Transitional National Council, which is to replace Yemen’s parliament, adding that their negative attempts in this regard are doomed to failure.

According to the constitutional declaration, the Transitional National Council will be set up to elect the presidential council in a bid to end the country’s persisting political deadlock.

The Houthi leader further lambasted the resignation of former Yemeni Prime Minister Prime Minister Khaled Bahah and his cabinet in the wake of political tensions in Yemeni, describing the step as harmful to the interests of the Yemeni nation.

Houthi said Bahah and his government should have remained in power as a caretaker administration to direct the country down the path of the current chaos and political vacuum.

He added that his movement is ready to share the transitional government with any political faction, among them the al-Islah party.

Houthi stated in a public address on Saturday that the formation of a transitional council can thwart all plots against Yemen as it will put an end to the political vacuum in the Arab country.

In September 2014, Ansarullah fighters gained control of the capital city of Sana’a, following a four-day battle with army forces loyal to General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, the half-brother of the country’s former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The Ansarullah revolutionaries say the Yemeni government has been incapable of properly running the affairs of the country and providing security.

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