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Gulf states denounce militia 'coup' in Yemen

AFP , Saturday 7 Feb 2015
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The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Saturday condemned a "coup" in Yemen where the Shiite Huthi militia has dissolved parliament and installed a "presidential council" to run the country.

"The Huthi coup marks a grave and inacceptable escalation... and endangers the security, stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yemen," said a statement issued at GCC headquarters in Saudi Arabia.

The Sunni-dominated GCC, which also includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, had urged the Huthis to pull out of Sanaa, which the militia overran in September.

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