NEWS DESK- Al-Houthis refused to hand over the corpse of the former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, only after accepting the family to their condition. The Saudi cabinet has decided its attitude, and commented on the events in Yemen.
The former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Tuesday by Ansar Allah al-Houthi group.
The Saudi news portal reported that al-Houthis refused to hand over Saleh’s corpse until his family agreed to the conditions set by the group, and sources close to Saleh in the Yemeni capital Sana’a quoted that al-Houthis ordered Saleh’s family not to hold any funeral or to hold any general consolation for him in exchange for delivering his corpse to them.
The sources who preferred not to disclose their identity for the sensitivity of the security situation stated that Saleh’s family rejected these conditions, and did not receive his corpse so, while there are still tribal mediation processes ongoing between the two sides.
In a related context, the Saudi cabinet commented on the events ongoing in Yemen, and the killing of the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The cabinet also expressed the hope that the uprising of the Yemeni people against the Houthis that are supported by Iran would contribute to rescuing the Yemen from abuse, threats of death, exclusion, bombings and seizure of public and private property.
The Saudi Council of Ministers expressed in the joint statement issued by the International Meeting on the Yemeni crisis in London its full support for the kingdom in its legitimate right to defend itself against threats that target its security and stability.