Yemen crisis: Kunar, Nangarhar residents praise govt
JALALABAD, KUNAR (Pajhwok): The residents of eastern Kunar and Nangarhar provinces on Sunday welcomed President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s stance on Yemen conflict.
Saudi Arabia-led coalition of 10 countries launched airstrikes a week ago against positions of Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The Presidential Palace last Wednesday issued a statement saying the government of Afghanistan had announced support Saudi Arabia on Yemen crisis.
Tribal councils, civil society organizations and residents of eastern zone on Sunday, in a gathering held in Jalalabad city, announced their backing of President Ghani’s move in defending the holy land.
“Afghanistan is an Islamic country, thus it is our duty to defend the holy land,” said a statement by National Awakening and Change Party.
Mohammad Anwar Sultani, speaking on behalf of tribal councils, said they supported Ghani’s stance because Muslim’s holiest places and Ka’aba was in Saudi Arabia.
Speaking on behalf of civil society, Noor Agha Zwak, said: “We unanimously defend Ghani’s stance on Yemen issue.”
Kunar provincial council and religious scholars also expressed their support for Ghani’s on the issue.
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