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Yemeni Speaker Asks for Iran’s Help, Blasts Arabs’ Attempts to Display Parliament as Illegitimate

28 September 2016 18:18



Yemeni Parliament Speaker Yahya Ali al-Raee in a letter to his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani called for Tehran’s assistance to reconstruction efforts in his country, and lambasted certain Arab states’ attempts to question legality of the legislature.

“Coming under aggression by foreigners and facing with the terrorist groups’ crimes in many provinces, the Yemeni nation pins hope on those who have always stood beside them,” al-Raee wrote in his letter released on Wednesday.

He called for the Iranian nation and government’s further assistance to the Yemeni people in the reconstruction of their war-torn country.

Stressing that the Yemeni parliament has taken its legitimacy from the constitution, al-Raee rapped certain Arab states for their attempts to display the country’s legislature as illegal.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since last March to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 10,800 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the S

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