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Thousands of Yemeni prostesters slam UN, Saudi Arabia

5 July 2015 22:39


Yemeni protesters have held a mass rally in the capital, Sana’a, lashing out at Saudi Arabia and the United Nations over the deadly Saudi aggression on the impoverished Arab nation.

According to reports, thousands of Yemeni people took to the streets in the capital on Sunday, showing their anger at the UN’s negligence of the humanitarian situation of their country in the wake of the Saudi military campaign.

During the rally, called by Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, the demonstrators urged the United Nations to take concrete measures regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

They also called on the UN and the international community to help lift the siege Saudi Arabia has imposed on Yemen. The protesters also condemned the supporters and allies of Saudi Arabia in the deadly aggression against Yemen.

Meanwhile, the United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, arrived in Sana’a on Sunday to push for a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen. The UN envoy is scheduled to hold talks with Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and other Yemeni factions.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed told reporters at the airport in the capital that he hopes to secure a humanitarian truce “rapidly.”

The UN official, who had met with fugitive former Yemeni government officials in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, said the ceasefire could pave the way for a “peaceful settlement of the crisis which has turned into a catastrophe.”

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