Yemen's president told the country's lawmakers he highly values "your brave rejection of savagery that hijacked the state, overthrew the legitimacy and caused all the ruin in Yemen."
President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi made the remarks during a meeting with several members of the Yemeni parliament in Jeddah this evening, in the presence of vice president general Ali Mohsen Saleh and the parliament's vice speaker Mohammed al-Shaddadi.
The meeting was meant to align the attitudes of Yemenis from different political affiliations and walks of life to get them to stand united in the face of the Saleh-Houthi coup militias.
"It is a precious occasion that brings a group of patriotic MPs together in such conditions that Yemen has been going through due to the oppressive war launched by a pathological, vindictive and malicious coup militia backed by countries that want to destabilize the whole region," the president said.
"We highly value the sacrifices you offered; the persecution, forcible banishment and, for some of you, their houses were bombed, for others, the militias took oppressive measures against their relatives."
"You have represented your constituents who placed their trust in you. You chose the rough road, just to take the side of your people and get their aspirations of state recovery realized," Hadi continued.
"What establishes all this is your attendance here today despite the militia's failed attempts to prevent you, their repeated offer of bribes to you to render the parliament into a puppet."
Hadi recalled how Yemenis were standing a historical chance in the so-called National Dialogue Conference in 2013-2014; Yemenis, for their first time, negotiated an agreement for peaceful change and reached solutions for decades old issues and reached consensus about the future of their state, constitution and everything. When all of a sudden "a militia harboring malicious against the people emerged and ruined everything, looted all state resources, desecrated all the inviolable, shelled cities, destroyed schools mosques and tortured preachers."
"The Yemeni people who are now struggling with all what they can and offer their blood cheap will never accept these Iran-inspired destructive ideology to settle in Yemen."
The president said these "darkness forces" can never obstruct the people's path; a new federal Yemen where the outcomes of the national dialogue are implemented.