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No difference of opinion on Yemen crisis: Abdullah

No difference of opinion on Yemen crisis: Abdullah

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Apr 06, 2015 - 14:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday made it clear that the unity government has taken decision on Yemen crisis after thorough consultations with Jihadi leaders and National Security Council (NSC).

Earlier, reports were circulating that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the CEO had different views over the Yemen conflict.

Addressing cabinet meeting, Abdullah said: “The stance is crystal clear. A threat to the holy places is a threat to all Muslims.”

“Yemen’s legitimate government was recognized by international community and Afghanistaninfo-icon has the same stance,” he continued, adding his country wanted the crisis to be settled through peaceful channels.

A 10 countries Saudi Arabia-led coalition launched airstrikes a week ago targeting positions of Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The Presidential Palace last Wednesday issued a statement saying the government of Afghanistan had announced backing Saudi Arabia on Yemen dispute.

Saudi Arabia foreign ministry has announced airstrikes would not stop until Mansoor Hadi returns back to his presidency. After the Houthi rebels took control of the capital Sana’a, Hadi fled to Riyadh.

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