The Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Daghr said Wednesday that the so-called “Southern Transitional Council” was a coup and had already been contained, and that the new governor of the southern Aden Abdul Aziz al-Muflahi would return to the city, the interim capital of Yemen.
Ben Dagher, who is visiting the German capital Berlin, said in a BBC news interview that the government will also return to Aden, and nothing prevents that.
“The Houthis have led a coup against the state, and though they may represent a large segment of people, yet not everyone mobilizes people in the streets is always right.”
While the city is witnessing a state of political polarization, Ben Dagher stressed that the security contradictions in Aden will be contained and adapted to serve the interests of the Yemeni state and people.
“We do not encourage any mediation or negotiations that are not under the umbrella of the United Nations," Ben Dagher said regarding the negotiations with the Houthi group and Saleh’s party.
“President Hadi, the legitimate government, and the political forces that form the legitimacy and support it are united in avoiding any form of indirect talks, either through an international or a regional mediator, and any negotiations have to be under the auspices of the United Nations.”