Written By: Fares Anam
Article Date: Sep 18, 2012 - 6:36:20 AM
Yemeni parliament rejected any foreign presence on Yemeni territory under any pretext, and this came at a time when U.S. Marines are arriving to Sana’a to participate in the protection of the U.S. Embassy.
Yemen's parliament demanded departure of U.S. marines from Yemen.
A statement issued by the House of Representatives on Saturday said that the council does not accept any foreign presence on the territory of the Republic of Yemen, whether big or small under any pretext.
It demands the departure of marine Special Forces units, which recently announced their arrival, also called upon the government to do its duty to protect embassies and lives of ambassadors and diplomats.
The Parliament statement also expressed its condemnation of the anti-Islam film and demanded an official apology of the United States of America to Muslims and punishment to all who participated in the production of this offensive film.
Yemeni Parliament also condemned the attack of embassies, ambassadors, diplomats and embassy staff, stressing the protest should be peaceful in conformity with the Constitution and law away from violence.
It mourned the casualties in the attack on the U.S. embassy and demanded to declare the results of the investigation set up by Yemeni President in this regard.
The Parliament called international organizations for the enactment of international law criminalizing insulting the prophets and messengers, religions and insulting religious sanctities, and calls on Arab, Islamic and international parliaments and governments for pushing pressure on the United Nations to issue it.
It warned against continuing the abuse of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Islam and Islamic entities in any way and holding agencies that make these abuses the responsibility in this matter.
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