United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash said on Sunday: “The UAE, as part of the Coalition, will continue to act firmly against the re-emergence of terror groups in Yemen."
Gargash said on serves of tweets that he also voiced the coalition’s concern as terrorists, including AQAP and Isis, were taking advantage of the current escalation in the south.
"In Yemen, the Saudi initiative was the way forward, in order to reduce tension and avoid escalation, and both the government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council needed to engage with it", he stressed.
He confirmed that the UAE, as part of the Coalition, will continue to act firmly against the re-emergence of terror groups in Yemen,"
" The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, is vital and working hard to regain peace and stability in Yemen through political negotiations, in a bid to end the war that has killed tens of thousands, and pushed the long-impoverished country to the brink of famine.", he said.
“Dialogue is essential to address and confront the challenge of the Houthi coup,” he tweeted.
On 10 August,STC forces seized full control over Aden, following 4-day violent clashes with official army that left 40 people killed and 260 others injured, according to UN release.
The Yemeni government dismissed the STC seizure as another coup in Aden, following the Houthi coup in Sana'a, holding the UAE and STC responsible for ramifications.
On Thursday, the Yemeni President AbdRabbu Mansour Hadi called on Saudi Arabia to intervene and stop the "Emirati blatant interference" in support of the separatist STC forces, citing the airstrikes on official army.
"We won't be terrified by aircraft of triflers targeting our land, and we'll restore Aden and establish the state's rule there," Hadi vowed.
On Wednesday, UAE airstrikes targetedYemeni official troops at fringes of Aden and in the neighboring governorate of Abyanto halt their advance towards the restoration of the temporary seat of the government seized by the UAE-backed STC.