Hadi calls on Yemenis to rise up against Houthis after Saleh's death

Reuters , Monday 4 Dec 2017

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
File Photo: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (Reuters)

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on Yemenis on Monday to rise up against the Iran-aligned Houthis after the death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Speaking in a speech carried live on the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television, Hadi also called for a new chapter in the fight against the Houthis, who were allied with Saleh before he turned on them and offered to back the Saudi-led coalition.

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