President denounced killing of Yemeni fisherman

SANA’A, 17 June ( Saba) – President Ali Abdullah Saleh denounced on Friday the killing of a Yemeni fisherman in Eritrean waters by an Eritrean soldier. In a phone conversation with his Eritrean counterpart, Essayas Afworki on the killing Yemeni fisherman Salem Mahyoub and confiscating his boat by Eritrean soldier inside Eritrean territorial water. President Saleh expressed his protest saying the Eritrean soldier who killed the Yemeni fisherman and seized his boat ought to have arrested and interrogated him in the worst option. While saying that the “Yemeni waters are open to the Eritrean brethren”, the president called that action of the soldier an irresponsible and unjustified. “It (the killing) might have been done by (individuals) who are not aware that such acts harm the bilateral relations. On his part, President Afworki said he didn’t know of the incident but would investigate into it. NN/AA SABA