Yemeni IM: Riyadh deal application not means tolerating coup plans

Riyadh (Debriefer)
2020-05-14 | Since 1 Year

Its caring for the application of Riyadh Agreement, with the Southern Transitional Council (STC), will not stop the Yemeni internationally-recognized government from countering the coup plans or guarding the country's security, stability and territorial integrity, the Yemeni information minister said Wednesday.
The STC's moves have "complicated the scene, confused the government's and Saudi-led coalition's efforts and offered free favor for the Houthi group and Iran," Moammar al-Eryani added on Twitter.
"By its acts in Aden, the STC stabbed the national army and public resistance while engaged in open, decisive clashes with the Houthis in Marib, al-Jawf and Baydha.
"The STC's persistent escalation – the last of which was the declaration of a full coup against the State, Riyadh pact and international resolutions – has not targeted only the government's presence and efforts to normalize life in liberated areas, but also the State's being, social tissue and Saudi efforts to restore Yemen's stability.
"The government made several concessions, including the signature of the Riyadh deal .. to spare the interim capital of Aden and its people the trouble of any fighting or bloodshed."
But the STC "has disrespectfully dealt with these concessions as signs of weakness .. and taken unilateral steps," the Yemeni minister said.
On 5 November, the Saudi-brokered Riyadh Agreement was inked by the Yemeni government and the UAE-backed STC that calls for separation.
However, most of the deal's provisions have yet to be implemented.
On 26 April, the STC announced state of emergency and self-government in Aden and other southern provinces under its control, amid international rebuff.

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