The Southern Transitional Council in Yemen suspended its participation in consultations with the federal government to enforce the Riyadh Agreement, after the arrest of the leaders of the Southern Transitional Council within the southeast of the rustic.
This got here in a remark issued via the spokesman for the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council, Ali Al Kathiri, on Friday, and posted at the council’s web site.
Two weeks in the past, consultations had been introduced between the Yemeni authorities and the Southern Transitional Council within the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to finish the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement beneath the auspices of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Kathiri accused the federal government forces of arresting numerous the leaders of the Transitional Council, together with the pinnacle of the native management of the Transitional Council in Hadhramaut, Jaafar Abu Bakr, and his deputy, Hassan Saleh Al-Amoudi.
A spokesman for the Southern Transitional Council defined that the arrests came about whilst the aforementioned leaders had been passing thru an army checkpoint within the government-controlled Shabwa governorate.
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He added: “In the face of this terrorist act, we announce the suspension of the participation of the delegation of the Southern Transitional Council in the consultations regarding the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, and to hold the militias (government forces) and their leadership in the system of Yemeni legitimacy responsible for this. The consequences of these measures.”
The Yemeni authorities has no longer issued any remark at the topic thus far.
On November 5, 2019, the Riyadh Agreement was once signed beneath Saudi sponsorship and with the give a boost to of the United Nations to unravel variations between the Yemeni authorities and the Southern Transitional Council.
Among essentially the most outstanding provisions of the deal is the formation of a 50-50 authorities, between the north and the south, through which the Southern Transitional Council (shaped on December 18, 2020) will take part, along with resolving the army disaster in Aden. And different spaces that witnessed confrontations between the 2 events, together with Abyan governorate.
However, no important growth has been made thus far at the factor of enforcing the army a part of the Riyadh Agreement, particularly the mixing of the military and safety forces affiliated with the federal government and the Southern Transitional Council, led via the Ministries of Interior and Defense.
The Southern Transitional Council has nonetheless maintained its safety and armed forces keep an eye on over the brief capital, Aden, since August 2019, along with controlling different southern spaces.
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