Abdulaziz Jabari, an advisor to the Yemeni president and deputy speaker of parliament accused , on Wednesday President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi and his government of treason because of their silence on the recent UAE strikes against pro-government forces in the south of the country.
Jabari said in a interview on the Islah Party-run "Suhail" TV (branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen), that the silence of Hadi and his government on air strikes by the UAE to the forces of "legitimacy" as a betrayal, pointing out that the Speaker of the Parliamen, Sultan al-Barakani, also refused to issue a statement against the UAE air strikes.
He said that the Yemeni government had repeatedly called on the Saudi authorities to rein in the UAE in Yemen, but Riyadh responded that it cannot dispense with Abu Dhabi's role, nor has it compelled it to stop its futility.
"We do not want the Saudis to become a mediator in Yemen, and they have to abide by international resolutions and support legitimacy," he said.
On August 10, the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (NTC) seized control of the entire city of Aden, the internationally recognized provisional capital of the Yemeni government, after four days of fierce battles with government forces that killed 40 people and wounded 260, according to the United Nations.
On August 10, the Emirati-backed separatist STC's forces seized full control over the Yemeni southern port city of Aden, seat of the official government, following violent clashes with official army that left 40 people killed and 260 others injured, according to UN release seizure of Aden.
The Yemeni legitimate 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 the same day, the Saudi-led coalition called on the STC to pull back its forces from positions its forces seized last Saturday, and threatened to "use military force."
Riyadh called for immediate dialogue in the kingdom between Yemeni government and the STC.
While they quit some government civil offices, STC troops rejected withdrawal from military camps and security sites.
Southern separatists have exploited Yemen's war to enhance their presence in the south, backed by the UAE that helped the STC establishment in May 2017 to consist of bodies calling for separation, but also trained and armed local forces under STC command.
The STC claims to be representative for Yemeni southerners and seeks to impose control over all the south, but it is not fully supported by people there.