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    Gulf Monarchies Denounce Yemen Events as 'Coup,' Danger to Sovereignty

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    The Gulf Cooperation Council has denounced Yemen's recent events where Shia Houthi militias seized power in the country as a a "coup," AFP reported.

    "The Houthi coup marks a grave and unacceptable escalation… and endangers the security, stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Yemen," a statement from the GCC announced.

    On Friday, Yemen's Shia Houthi rebel movement declared the dissolution of parliament and the installation of a new assembly.

    In a televised announcement Friday from the Republican Palace in the capital, Sanaa, the group said it was creating a 151-member presidential council to act as a government for an interim two-year period, according to media reports.

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