National Defence Council (Yemen)

National Defence Council (Arabic: مجلس الدفاع الوطني) is a governmental body in charge of coordinating Yemen's national security and defense strategy. It was formed by President Ali Abdullah Saleh on 20 August 1991.[1] The council is chaired by the President of Yemen and composed of several key ministers and military officials.

National Defence Council
مجلس الدفاع الوطني
Agency overview
Formed20 August 1991 (1991-08-20)
JurisdictionGovernment of Yemen
Agency executive

History edit

The National Defence Council was established by Decree no. (62) of 1991.[1]

Responsibilities edit

The National Defence Council is responsible for drawing up defense strategy, advising on issues related to declaring the war, mobilization, and state of emergency.[1] On 22 October 2022, the council held a meeting in Aden to discuss attacks claimed by the Houthis movement on al-Dhabba and Nashimah oil ports in Hadramaut and Shabwah governorates.[2][3] The council took a decision no. (1) to label the Houthi group a terrorist organization.[4]

Membership edit

Structure of the Yemen's National Defence Council
Chairperson President
Members Vice President
Speaker of the Parliament
Prime Minister
Minister of the Defense
Minister of the Interior
Minister of ForeignAffairs
Minister of Information
Minister of Finance
Chief of the General Staff
Adviser to the Presidency for Military Affairs

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "قانون رقم(62)لسنة1991م بشأن إنشاء مجلس الدفاع الوطني" [Decree no (62) of 1991 regarding the establishment of National Defence Council]. National Information Center (in Arabic). Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  2. ^ "National Defense Council convenes emergency session about Houthi militia". وكالة الانباء اليمنية Saba Net. 22 October 2022. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  3. ^ "الحوثيون يهاجمون بمسيّرتين مرفأ لتصدير النفط في حضرموت شرقي اليمن". New Arab (in Arabic). Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  4. ^ Tüfekçi Gülay, Zeynep (23 October 2022). "Yemen's National Defense Council labels Houthis as terror group". Anadolu. Retrieved 23 October 2022.