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Opposition or pro-govt. demonstrations protected, minister says

Opposition or pro-govt. demonstrations protected, minister says

[23/February/2011]



SANA'A, Feb. 23 (Saba) - Minister of Interior Mutahir al-Masri said on Wednesday that security forces protect impartially the demonstrations and sit-ins, whether of the opposition or pro-government parties.

Al-Masri made the statement during his meeting with the US ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein.

The minister briefed the ambassador on the role the security devices play in ensuring security and stability in the country.

In return, the US diplomat hailed the role of the security devices in maintaining security and stability and protecting the protesters, praising their achievements in the level of combating crime.

Al-Masri and Feierstein discussed several issues of cooperation and coordination between the two countries in fighting terrorism and crime.

On the other hand, the minister met with the Chargé d'affaires of the British Embassy in Sana'a Fiona Jeep.

The two officials discussed aspects of cooperation between Yemen and Britain in the security field, particularly in counterterrorism areas.

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