A Yemeni newspaper close to Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar said on Tuesday, that the United Arab Emirates-backed armed separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) will receive four ministerial portfolios, one of them sovereign, in a new Yemeni government to be formed in the coming days.
The newspaper "Akhbar al-Youm" issued in the province of Marib north of central Yemen, cited an unnamed source, that "the Southern Transitional Council will be involved in the strength of the new government to be formed as it will grant four ministries, including the Ministry of Interior, the post of Deputy Chief of Staff, and the leadership of one Military posts, and will be given the third position in a number of ministries, and will manage three provinces in southern Yemen."
The leaks came after the forces of the Southern Transitional Council supported by the United Arab Emirates, on Saturday, the entire city of Aden, which is taken by the Yemeni "legitimate" government interim capital of the country, after four days of fighting against the "legitimate" government forces, which angered President Hadi and these The government, which has officially accused the UAE of being behind "another coup" against legitimacy.
The newspaper reported in its Tuesday edition that the "Yemeni President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi agreed with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz during his meeting last Sunday, to hold a tripartite Yemeni-Saudi-UAE meeting to resolve all the issues, the crisis and the recent coup of Aden on legitimacy."
Sources close to the Islah Party (Yemen's Muslim Brotherhood branch) revealed that "There is a trilateral meeting expected to include President Hadi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, to discuss the future of the country in the coming years, and will issue presidential decisions including the resulting agreements."
At the moment of writing this news, there was no comment or response from the Southern Transitional Council or one of its leader.
The Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz on Monday discussed on Monday in Mecca with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zaied all the regional situation, Yemeni developments in particular.
Saudi Arabia, along with UAE, has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake northern areas controlled by Houthi group (Ansar Allah).
Southern separatists have exploited Yemen's war to enhance their presence, backed by the UAE that helped establishment of STC in May 2017 to consist of Yemeni southern bodies calling for separation, but also trained and armed local forces under STC command.