Yemeni ex-minister: Riyadh deal application or renewed infighting

2020-08-05 | Since 2 Month

Aden (Debriefer) - No Yemeni new government will be formed (as provided for by the Riyadh Agreement) before the deal's military section is applied, Yemen's resigned minister of transport tweeted on Tuesday.
The cabinet formation will only take place after the Southern Transitional Council's (STC's) "militias are disarmed, taken out of Aden, integrated into the army and repositioned at fronts against Houthis," Saleh al-Jabwani added.
"In case of no application, we're prepared for return to fighting. No room for further concessions pushed for by some in the Emirati-assigned legitimate" government, he said hinting at PM Maeen Abdulmalek.
Last Wednesday, Saudi Arabia declared a new mechanism to speed up the application of the Kingdom-sponsored power-sharing deal.
Following the Saudi declaration, the STC spokesman said his council has given up self-governance, and the Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi appointed new governor and police director for Aden.
On Thursday, Hadi called for cessation of hostile rhetoric, unified ranks and support for steps towards the pact application and for the government so that it can perform its duties and normalize the life in areas under its control, particularly in Aden and Socotra.
The President also called for "implementation of security and military steps that represent a real commitment on which everything can be built."

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