Saudi-led coalition calls for immediate ceasefire in Aden

RIYADH, The Spokesman of the Coalition supporting Legitimacy in Yemen Col. Turki Al-Malki said Saturday that the coalition’s joint command is calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Yemeni interim capital, Aden, starting at midnight tonight.

In a press release quoted by Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Al-Malki stresses that it will use military force against anyone who violates it.

The command calls on all components and military formations of the transitional and the security belt forces to immediately return to their positions and withdraw from the positions that have been seized during the past days, the spokesman said.

Colonel al-Maliki explained that the command of the joint forces of the coalition followed the rapid deterioration of events after the period of calm that followed its previous announcement on (06 Dhu al-Hijjah 1440 H.), and it categorically rejects these dangerous developments and will not hesitate to confront anyone who violates this announcement and seeks to continue fighting and sedition and harm security and stability or harm state institutions in the Yemeni interim capital (Aden).

The joint forces’ command thanks the Yemeni national leaders who responded to the call of the coalition and the appeals of the Yemeni people and gave priority to the best interest of the Yemeni people.

Source: Kuwait News Agency