Almotamar.net - American envoy congratulated here on Saturday Vice President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi over the victory of armed forces against al-Qaeda terrorist elements in Abyan province.
During his meeting with American ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein, Hadi talked over the victory of security forces who managed to free the 25th brigade forces in Abyan after more than three months of blockade by al-Qaeda militants backed by coup elements.
The two officials also made reference to the ongoing developments in the local arena as well as negotiations and meetings carried out during the previous period at all various sides; local, regional and international ones.
The American envoy wished for Yemen to overcome form the current crisis peacefully, affirming to cooperate in order to ensure Yemen's security and stability.
The Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called on the United Nations General Assembly to immediately suspend the membership rights of Saudi Arabia in the UN Human Rights Council.
The two organizations accused Saudi Arabia of exploiting the body to obstruct justice in regard to committing possible war crimes in Yemen.
In a joint statement issued Wednesday, they urged in the United Nations General Assembly to take this decision because of the regularly flagrant violations of human rights by the Saudi regime.
The statement confirmed that the two organizations will practice pressure on the General Assembly for a vote in this aspect.
The national delegation confirmed on Sunday its keenness on the success of the Yemeni consultations in Kuwait under the auspices of the United Nations.
This came during a joint session between the national delegation and Riyadh’s delegation in the presence of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
At the session, the UN Secretary-General asserted that the position of the international community is clear, which is that the conflict should stop and Yemen should return to the path of political transition.
Ban Ki-moon expressed his optimism for the recent release of prisoners and detainees, urging the parties to release all prisoners as a goodwill initiative before the Eid al-Fitr.