Yemen's Houthi slam Trump travel ban

In a statement issued late Saturday, the rebel-controlled foreign ministry called for the decision taken "under the pretext of fighting terror" to be reversed.

Yemen's Houthi slam Trump travel ban

World Bulletin / News Desk

Yemen's Houthi have slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to impose a temporary order restricting arrivals from seven Muslim majority countries including the Arabian Peninsula country.

"All attempts to classify Yemen and its citizens as a probable source for extremism is illegal and illegitimate," said the statement carried by the rebel-run Saba news agency.

The Iran-backed Shiite  seized the capital Sanaa and other parts of Yemen in 2014, forcing the internationally recognised government to flee.

The government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, which is supported by Saudi Arabia, has not yet reacted to Trump's tough new controls on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The newly inaugurated US president signed a sweeping executive order on Friday to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travellers from the seven countries.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Ocak 2017, 11:04