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Yemeni president says he approves of US assassination drone strikes on his people

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has for the first time admitted that he personally approves every US assassination drone attack in Yemen.

“Every operation, before taking place, they take permission from the president,” Hadi said in an interview with the Washington Post on Saturday.

This is the first time that the Yemeni president has publicly acknowledged his direct role in approving US assassination drone strikes.

Hadi, who is a UK-trained field marshal, was sworn in on February 25, following a single-candidate presidential election on February 21, which was supported by the United States and Saudi Arabia.

On February 27, Yemen’s former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh formally stepped down and handed over power to his deputy Hadi. The power transfer occurred under a Saudi-backed deal brokered by the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council in April 2011 and signed by Saleh in the Riyadh on November 23, 2011.

Over the past year, Washington has stepped up its drone operations in Yemen.

Reports say the CIA is seeking to expand its covert drone attacks in the country despite the fact that the airstrikes mostly result in civilian casualties.

The attacks have also fueled anti-US sentiments across the country.

Washington has been using its assassination drones in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, claiming that it is targeting terrorists, but the attacks have mostly led to massive civilian deaths.

The United Nations says the airstrikes are targeted killings that pose a challenge to international law.

Source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/09/30/264233/yemens-hadi-approves-us-drone-strikes/

4 comments

  1. Guns Oil and Drugs. USA backed arab facist dictator. In sum the guy is just a mass murdering thug installed and financed by the CIA and the US and European oil multinationals. The picture is quite clear since Yemen recently quadruled it oil reserves.

  2. Clever Guy. I love him. Typical Patriot.
    Drowning his country with drone strikes.
    Fantastic…..Isn’t it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. No one on this planet can say NO to America these days. This president is wise and is trying to avoid his country CIVIL WAR through involving YEMEN into INT’L WARFARE. Wise leaders always believe that they are doing right thing whereas they are sinking their country via their insane wisdom.
    GOD SAVE YEMEN
    GOD SAVE AMERICA
    IN GOD WE TRUST.

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