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Afghan Provincial Peace Committee Condemns Saudi Aggression against Yemen

Afghanistan’s Herat Peace Committee condemned the Saudi aggression against Yemen as a move creating serious rifts among Muslims. “The Muslim-Muslim war has no legitimacy in the religion of Islam,” the members of Herat Peace Committee said in their meeting on Saturday.

The Head of the Peace Committee described the war of Muslim countries as clear result of blasphemers’ interference in the affairs of the worldwide Muslim Ummah (community), stressing that non-Muslims should never be given such a chance to intrude in Muslims’ affairs.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 17 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed over 1010 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. The attacks have also left more than 2200 people injured.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement. Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26. After more than three weeks of Saudi and US pressures on Islamabad, the Pakistani parliament on Friday voted not to join the Saudi-led coalitions targeting revolutionaries in Yemen.

After days of debating, lawmakers adopted a resolution calling on the warring parties to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue. They unanimously voted in favor of a resolution saying that “Pakistan should maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis”.

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