Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood Expresses “Regret” Following Saudi-Led Airstrikes


The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is reporting that the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen has issued a statement regarding yesterday’s airstrikes on Houthi forces carried out by a Saudi-led coalition of Middle Eastern countries. According to the statement, the Yemeni Brotherhood blamed the “insistence of some parties to resort to use of force” and expressed condolences to the families of those who died in the airstrikes:

March 26, 2015 An official source in the Yemeni Congregation for Reform (YCR) issued the following statement:

The YCR regrets the situation and the unfortunate developments in our country as a result of political parties failing to reach a mutually-acceptable political solution, due to the insistence of some parties to resort to use of force to resolve differences.

We renew our commitment to dialogue, and we call on all parties to listen to the voice of logic and reason, to put national interest above all else, and to begin serious and responsible dialogue immediately, to stop the bloodshed and to formulate national solutions to end the state of division and fragmentation in Yemen, based on the Gulf initiative and its mechanisms as well as the results of national dialogue and relevant international resolutions.

We offer our condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims who died as a result of air strikes of the coalition forces last night.

God save Yemen and its people, its security and stability

Earlier this month, the GMBDW reported that the Houthis had accused the Muslim Brotherhood of cooperating with Al Qaeda. Other GMBDW reporting on the conflict in Yemen has included:

  • The GMBDW reported in September 2014 0n the takeover of the Yemeni capital Sana by Houthi militants
  • In November 2014, we discussed an article that looked at the losses suffered by the Muslim Brotherhood as a result of the Houthi offensive
  • In  December 2014, we reported that the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen had signed an agreement with Shiite Houthi militants to end the conflict between them.

The Yemeni Congregation for Reform is also known as the Al-Islah Party in Yemen,  identified by an Israeli research center  as the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen.

For our profile on Al-Islah, go here.

For a report on the Houthis, go here.

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