New Yemen govt. to serve entire nation

New Yemen govt. to serve entire nation
Tue Sep 23, 2014 21:43:58

The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says the new government in Sana’a will serve the entire nation, as a landmark deal is reached to end the crisis in the country.

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi congratulated his supporters during a televised speech on Tuesday, saying the new government will strengthen national unity.

“We congratulate our people on the victory of their popular revolution that has established a new era based on cooperation,” Houthi stated.

The Ansarullah leader said fuel subsidies will be restored in the country and economic reforms will be implemented.

Houthi hailed Yemen’s armed forces for their refusal to protect corrupt government figures and suppress anti-government protests over the past few weeks.

On Sunday, representatives of the Ansarullah movement and the government signed a deal in the presence of the UN Special Adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, and Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi at the presidential palace in the capital, Sana’a.

Benomar said the deal calls for the establishment of a government of technocrats within a month.

The Yemeni protesters have hailed the agreement as a great achievement. They say the deal would hopefully, in the long run, put an end to their grievances.

Ansarullah activists, also known as Houthis, have been staging demonstrations in the capital for more than a month, demanding the formation of a new government.

The Houthi movement played a major role in the popular uprising that forced the former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down.

Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years and stepped down in February 2012 under a US-backed power transfer deal in return for immunity from prosecution. He quit after a year of street demonstrations demanding his ouster.

source: presstv

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