Britain regrets attack on Assiri

Britain regrets attack on Assiri

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Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has expressed regrets for the attack on Maj. Gen. Ahmed Assiri, spokesman of the Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen and military adviser to Defense Minister, by a group of demonstrators in London on Thursday.

In a phone call to Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and defense minister, Johnson said that he was eagerly awaiting the outcome of an investigation into the attack.
The Deputy Crown Prince thanked the British foreign secretary, and stressed the legitimacy of the coalition’s position in Yemen.

The attack took place when Assiri was going to attend a European Council symposium on the Yemeni crisis.

Yemen›s Vice President Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh denounced the attack.

Gen. Saleh lauded the efforts of Assiri as a spokesman of the Arab alliance on Yemen.

Bahrain also denounced the attack on Assiri.

The Bahraini Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by Bahrain News Agency that the attack demonstrates the desperate attempts by some elements to undermine any political solution to end the crisis in Yemen.

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