Yemeni deputy premier calls for corrected relation with coalition

Aden (Debriefer)
2019-05-05 | Since 3 Week

Yemeni deputy premier, Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari

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Yemeni deputy premier re-called Saturday for corrected relation between his 'legitimate' governmentand itsbacking Saudi-Emirati-led coalition.

"Partnership with Arab coalition member states has come as part of war against Houthi rebels, but not partnership in managing the freed governorates," Ahmed al-Maysari, also Interior Minister, added at Aden first consultative gathering.

"Yemen may be weak, but still a state that could get sick but doesn't die, and can govern liberated areas and governorates," he said. "The program agreed on with coalition was to advance northwards to free areas from Houthi control, but not towards the east.Therefore, the situation should be corrected.

"Our criticism of the coalition is constructive and should be understood in this course only, lest some fish in troubles waters," deputy premier added noting that the government is determined to have "balanced, normal relation with the coalition."

This is not the first time an official of the internationally recognized government saysrelation with the coalition needs to be amended, as the Yemeni FM Khaled al-Yamani admittedlast April imperfection in this relation, saying his government could not build actual partnership with the coalition in freed provinces.

Last February, Minister al-Maysari said the imperfect relation needed to be corrected, arguing that his ministry's authorities over Aden security have been disputed by outsiders.

Transportation Minister Saleh al-Jabwani has dubbed the relations as "confused" calling on his government to "correct or break off alliance with Abu Dhabi."

Saleh Soma'e, Mahweet governor loyal to Hadi, has also called for "that party" to be excluded from the coalition, without naming the UAE, which he has accused of causing "all defeats suffered by legitimacy."

Yemen has been racked by bloody conflict between the Saudi-backed government and the Iranian-backed Houthis who have taken over Sana'a the capital and most populated areas in the north since late in 2014, triggering what the UN dub as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.


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