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Yemen asks France to back off from its internal affairs

Arab World Materials 24 May 2011 17:54
Yemeni Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed its sorrow for the remarks of the spokesman of French Foreign Ministry about the political crisis in Yemen, asking France to back off from Yemeni internal affairs, official Saba news agency reported.
Yemen asks France to back off from its internal affairs

Yemeni Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed its sorrow for the remarks of the spokesman of French Foreign Ministry about the political crisis in Yemen, asking France to back off from Yemeni internal affairs, official Saba news agency reported.

"Yemen feels sorrow for the remarks made by the spokesman for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, in which he said Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has backed out of his obligations and bear the responsibility for the failure of resolving the standoff," Saba quoted a spokesman of the Yemeni Foreign Ministry as saying, Xinhua reported.

He said the political crisis is the internal affair and the Yemeni government does not accept any order or interfere from any foreign country, according to Saba.

On Monday, France through its foreign ministry's spokesman slammed Yemeni president by dubbing his behavior as "irresponsible and unacceptable," a day after the latter refused to sign a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) deal for transferring power and resolving the deadlock.

He said, adding that "the Yemeni president bears the retracting its commitment to the responsibility of this failure and its consequences over the Yemeni people and the international community."

Faroe also strongly condemned the position of Saleh's supporters, blamed them for tripping the envoy of GCC and other Western ambassadors inside the Emirates embassy in Sanaa on Sunday and preventing them from heading to Saleh's palace to attend the signing ceremony.

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