Saturday, March 19, 2011

State of emergency aims to end armed manifestations, FM Says

SANA'A, Mar 19, 2011- (Saba) - Foreign Affairs Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi accented on Saturday that the state of emergency aims to end armed manifestations in the provinces' capitals.

Al-Qirbi made the statement during his meeting with ambassadors of Arab and foreign states to Yemen, al-Qirbi stressed that the decision of the state of emergency declared for 30 days by the National Defense Council aims also to foil any attempts to disturb the security and stability of the country and enable the government to maintain the citizens' security.

The Foreign Minister briefed the diplomats on the latest developments in the local arena, particularly the tragic accident occurred on Friday outside the Sana'a University resulting in killing and injuring a number of protesters.

He made clear that the president Ali Abdullah Saleh had directed to form a neutral committee to investigate the accident and called upon the opposition parties and protesting youths to take part in the committee to uncover the circumstances that have led to the accident.

The government will deal strictly and will take all the required actions against the perpetrators of the crime, al-Qirbi said.

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