Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Yemen disproves EU statement over local events

SANA’A, April 5 (Saba) – An official Yemeni source disproved on Tuesday a statement issued by Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign. Affairs and Security Policy over the situation in Yemen.

"It is clear that Ashton’s statement had been based on misinformation about the unfortunate events that took place yesterday’’, said the source, accusing the opposition Joint Meeting Parties or some false media of providing those misinformation.

It added that Ashton had to ask the Yemeni government to provide true information over the recent events in the country.

"President Ali Abdullah Saleh has repeatedly emphasized his willingness to achieve a secure and peaceful transition of power under the constitution and democracy to safe hands trusted by the people and able to protect Yemen's unity, security and stability… and to combat extremism and terrorism", the source made clear.

In addition, the official source renewed Yemen’s commitment to respect and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the national constitution and the laws in force in the country.

It confirmed Yemen’s keenness to carry out dialogue in order to address all controversial issues and continue reforms and efforts for achieving the aspirations of the Yemeni people.

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