Russia’s Putin Quotes Holy Quran in Appeal for Peace in Yemen

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Russian President Vladimir Putin. — AFP file

Caravan News

ANKARA — Speaking in Turkish capital Ankara on Monday alongside Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Putin quoted a particular line from the holy Quran, from Surah al-Imran to urge an end to the war in Yemen.

“And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers,” the Russian president quoted.

The Russian president’s references to the Holy Quran  were noted with approval by both Erdogan and Rouhani, according to a report.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in Yemen’s civil war, and millions face the threat of starvation.

The war in Yemen is an ongoing conflict that began in 2015 between two factions: the Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi led Yemeni government and the Houthi armed movement, along with their supporters and allies.

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