New government to be announced in 48 next hours as Hadi bows to mounting pressure

2020-12-10 | Since 1 Minute

SANAA (Debriefer)--It seems the Yemeni president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi has bowed to mounting pressure to form a new government and postpone the implementation of the military and security part of the Riyadh agreement.
Hadi has been insisting on implementing the military and security terms of the agreement before other terms. The STC is objecting to the demand.  
The new government is expected to be announced in the next 48 hours, reliable sources in Hadi's government said on Wednesday.
In the past hours, he held a closed meeting at his residence in Riyadh with prime minister Maeen Abdulmalik within the efforts aimed at accelerating the announcement of the new government which will include the UAE-backed southern transitional council.
Abdulmalik said the meeting thrashed out priorities of the upcoming government, especially measures to address the deepening economic and humanitarian crises.
The meeting came amid mounting political, economic and military pressure, including by western allies of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, on the presidency to form the new government quickly.
Hours before it took place, Hadi received a call from the UK's Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Domini Raab. The state Saba news agency said the two discussed the situation in Yemen and ways to face economic and humanitarian challenges.
They also talked about the stalled agreement which was signed by the government and the STC in November 2019, according to the agency.
The government has no option but to meet the Saudi and UAE demands as it has been weakened for long, observers said.
The military pressure its forces are facing in Marib and Abyan provinces besides contrived economic crises including the collapse of the national currency will force Hadi to bow sooner or later, observers added.

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