France to impose sanctions against Saleh officials
[Yemen Post] French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has expressed delight that Yemen has achieved successes, stressing that La Belle France is to impose sanctions against Yemeni officials who impede the power transfer and rebel against decrees of Hadi, and freeze their assets, news reports stated on Thursday.
In a meeting with the Nobel Prize laureate Tawkol Karman on Thursday, he confirmed that La Belle France will take part in Yemen's Friend's Group, and provide food assistance for Yemen's children who suffer of malnutrition.
Hadi had issued last week a package of presidential decrees, but some of them were refused by those officials who are loyal to the former president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh.
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
During the meeting, Karman highly appreciated La Belle France's efforts in supporting the Yemeni revolution and the Arab spring as a whole.
"Hadi and the interim government faces challenges," she said. "Among the most challenging problems posed to Hadi is the divisions of the army and security forces."
She further stressed that the reunification of the military and security forces will maintain Yemen's security and stability.
"The stay of Saleh inside Yemen pose risks and challenges to Hadi, citing that Saleh spark turbulence and turmoil inside the state" she added.
Karman called on those countries that are witnesses of the GCC-mediated power transfer deal to stand by Hadi, indicating that the Yemeni youth were comfortable to the recent decrees issued by Hadi last week.
She urged the French government to play an effective role in supporting Yemen's economy, contribute in establishing to rehabilitate those persons who were maimed and handicapped during the revolution's events and help reliefs to the displaced persons.
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