Yemen calls upon global community

The Permanent Representative of Yemen to the League of Arab States, Mohammed Al Haisami, on Sunday called on the international community to assume its responsibilities toward the crisis in Yemen, stressing that his country's stability would have ‘major impacts on the whole region’.

"Yemen's geographical location enables it to control the interests and security of the world's states," the Yemeni diplomat told reporters after a meeting with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit.

During the meeting, the secretary-general said that pan-Arab organisation insists that it should play a major role, alongside the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the United Nations, to find ‘peaceful and safe exits from the Yemeni crisis’, Yemen's representative added.

He said the position of Arabs on the Yemeni issue was, and will always be, supportive of the legitimacy in Yemen, represented by President, Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Noting that the rebel militias are not serious about the UN-brokered peace talks hosted by Kuwait, Al Haisami said the international community should put pressure on the rebels to make them abide by the agreed terms of reference, the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference, UN resolutions, the Security Council Resolution 2216 in particular, and the 2011 GCC Initiative.