Yemeni government says it is moving internationally to prevent UAE support for 'southern transition'

Yemeni government says it is moving internationally to prevent UAE support for 'southern transition'


The Yemeni Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the government is taking measures to stop UAE military and financial support for the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in accordance with international law and the UN Charter.

Deputy Minister Mohammed al-Hadhrami said during a meeting Wednesday with The Acting U.S Embassy in Yemen Junaid Munir.

"The government's position is clear and explicit on participating in any dialogue with the STC, and it continues to welcome this invitation from the brothers in Saudi Arabia," al-Hadhrami said, adding that it would not participate until the STC complies with the coalition's statement. " the surrender of the captured sites,  looted weapons, the return of government forces to their positions and the cessation of all violations against innocent citizens, including journalists and military, security and civilian leaders."

Al-Hadhrami said the UAE continues to provide military and financial support to the illegal and rebellious transitional council forces in Yemen, calling for its immediate and complete suspension.

He said the government is moving to take action in accordance with international law and the UN Charter to ensure that support that enabled the armed rebellion in Aden and Abyan.

The Deputy Foreign Minister stressed that the government will not hesitate to confront anything that affects the security and stability of Yemen and that it will work to end the armed rebellion carried out by the UAE-backed Transitional Council by all means authorized by the Constitution and the law, based on its responsibilities in protecting the Republic. Maintaining security, stability and territorial integrity in Yemen.

The Deputy Foreign Minister called on the international community, particularly the Security Council, to condemn this rebellion against the legitimate internationally recognized government. He said this would undermine not only the pacification efforts called for by our sister Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but also the UN efforts to end the Houthi insurgency in Yemen.

According Saba news agency, the Acting U.S. Ambassador reiterated the United States' clear position and support for the legitimate government represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the unity, security, stability and territorial integrity of Yemen.

Last week, the Saudi foreign ministry called on the Yemeni government and the "parties to the conflict in Aden" to take part in a dialogue sponsored by the coalition, following the coalition's threat to use force and its demand for a southern transition to withdraw from the positions it had taken in Aden.

It is worth mentioning that the Yemeni government yesterday accused the UAE officially of being behind the coup and the military move to move in Aden and Abyan, and complained through its call at the United Nations, the practices of the UAE to the Security Council, while a delegation from the southern transitional arrived this morning Saudi Arabia to participate In the dialogue called by the Kingdom on containing the coup in Aden and southern Yemen.


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