Almotamar.net - Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi said Tuesday that the February 21 presidential election is the perfect solution to the political crisis that was about to be shifted to a civil war.
Hadi made the statement at the launching ceremony of the campaign for the early presidential election scheduled for February 21 with the participation of a number of members of Parliament and Shura councils, political party's leaders, senior military and security officers and foreign ambassadors to Yemen.
Hadi asserted that the goal of the ceremony is to send a message of hope to the Yemeni people that "the wheel of change has begun to spin".
"The Gulf initiative, we have agreed upon, has become a legitimate umbrella for all signed parties" he said, stressing that all signatories should keep commitment to implementing all its terms.
The Yemeni people's inability to endure much more of the crisis, the political partners' confidence of the necessity to end it, and the regional and international determination to help Yemen in this regard are the reasons that make me sure to overcome the days - might be difficult - prior to the election, the VP said, stressing that Yemen has exceeded the toughest stage.
"We are determined to overcome our plight through an open dialogue to restore the natural context of the crisis away from terrorism, extremism, corruption and tendencies of regionalism and racism", he said.
The coming change will be based on the national conference for dialogue, I will call for being convened after the presidential election.
Hadi affirmed that no one either inside or outside Yemen would be excluded from the dialogue and all issues would be on the dialogue table, including issues of southern, Sa'ada and youths' demands.
"We need to be strong and patient and with Allah's help we will move Yemen from the current situation to a new development stage and adopt a strategy for implementing reforms to take Yemen to the threshold of the 21st century", Hadi said.
Hadi called on the brotherly and friendly countries as well as ambassadors in Yemen to complete their noble task not only to hold the election successfully but also in the country's stability and development.
Military units of the second Military Region raided on Monday a villa in 60 street in Mukala, which was used as a den by a terrorist cell to carry out terrorist acts.
A military source at the Military Region command said on Tuesday that the military forces surrounded the villa after receiving the information about the existence of a terrorist cell and clashed with the terrorists.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demanded on Monday Yemeni authorities to immediately increase protection for media workers in the country.
IFJ's renewed appeal is following an escalation in attacks over the last few days, including the murder of a senior journalist.
According to the Yemeni Journalists' Syndicate (YJS), Abdul-Rahman Hameed Aldin, who worked for Sana'a Radio, was shot in the head last Friday [15 August] by an armed group in the capital Sana'a. He was taken to hospital where he passed away the following day.
GPC Leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, expressed his thanks and appreciation for the brotherly feelings the leaders and representatives of civil society organizations who have expressed strong disapproval and condemnation of the criminal and terrorist attempt that targeted his life through the tunnel, which was dug to his home.
An official military source at the First Military Region said Sunday that the army forces raided on Saturday night a terrorist cell in the city of Cotton and killed four terrorists and arrested five others.
Security forces have destroyed three car bombs in the Sixty-Meter Street in Mukalla, Hadramout governorate before arriving their targets, a military source said on Thursday.
The source said that a number of terrorists were killed and three soldiers wounded during their clashes with the terrorist attackers.
The defense ministry announced to reinforce the armed forces after the militants have killed 14 soldiers near Shibam city, Hadramout governorate.
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi along with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh performed on Monday the prayer of Eid al-Fitr at Al-Saleh Mosque in the capital Sana'a.
The Eid prayer was also attended by parliament Speaker, Yahya al-Raei his deputy Hamir al-Ahmer, President Hadi's advisors, and Prime Minister's deputies, Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghr and Abdullah Mohssen al-Akwa'a, besides a number of ministers, military and security leaders, the heads of the political parties, civil society organizations, and social, political and cultural figures.
Assistant General Secretaries and head of the GPC regulatory agency sent telegrams of congratulations on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr on behalf of all the leaders of their regulators sectors to the leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, GPC Chairman, and to Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi - President of Yemen and First Deputy Chairman of the Conference GPC, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
Saba Board Chairman and Editor- in-Chief Tariq al-Shami met here on Thursday with Russian ambassador to Yemen Vladimir Didohchin.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed aspects of cooperation between Yemen News Agency (SABA) and the Russian news agency and the different Russian media in exchanging news services, expertise and experiences in press areas.