Yemen voices support for Egypt govt.

Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi gather in Cairo’s Abbassiya neighborhood on August 16, 2013.

Yemen has expressed its full support for the Egyptian interim government, saying Egyptâ„¢s leadership can Å“overcome the chaos” in the North African country.

Å“The Yemeni government is confident that the Egyptian leadership will overcome the chaos and bring back the normal life, unity of the Egyptian people and security in Egypt,” Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qerbi said in a statement released on Monday.

Å“The security and stability of Egypt is part of the security and stability of Yemen,” the statement added.

Egypt has been experiencing unrelenting violence since July 3, when the army toppled President Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected Egyptian head of state, and suspended the constitution and dissolved the parliament. The army also appointed the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mahmoud Mansour, as the new interim president.

On July 4, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi sent a message of congratulations to Egyptâ„¢s new interim president.

Since July 3, thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian president have staged nationwide rallies to demand Morsi’s reinstatement.

On August 14, the interim government launched a brutal crackdown on thousands of peaceful pro-Morsi protesters in Cairo.

The crackdown triggered a wave of violence in the country. Almost 900 people, including nearly 100 soldiers and police, have died in the country since then.

The government in Egypt has been facing international condemnation over the killing of protesters. Amnesty International has called for a thorough and unbiased investigation into the August 14 massacre.

Moreover, thousands of people in countries across the world have held demonstrations to condemn Egyptian policeâ„¢s violent crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters.


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Republished from: Press TV