The Saudi Coalition Called On Yemeni Separatists To Cancel The Self-Government Regime
The Saudi-led coalition called on Yemeni separatists to cancel the previously imposed self-government regime in the southern regions of the country they control. This was reported on Monday by the Al Arabiya TV channel.
The coalition also called on the separatists to adhere to the terms of the deal made in Riyadh in November 2019. "We call on all parties in Aden and the South to prioritize the people of Yemen and adhere to the agreements reached in Riyadh last November. Saudi Arabia and the UAE confirm that the agreement is the only way forward, and we hope that all parties will adhere to their obligations," said Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khaled bin Salman al Saud.
Earlier on Sunday, separatists from the The Southern Transitional Council (STC) announced the introduction of self-government in their controlled southern regions of the country, including the city of Aden. STC also declared a state of emergency in these territories.
The deal concluded on November 5, 2019, in Riyadh between the internationally recognized government of Yemen and the separatists from the southern transitional Council provides for the creation of a single government of 24 ministries, which will be equally distributed between the southern and northern provinces. In addition, the parties agreed to merge all the armed groups and security structures under their control, subordinate them to the Ministry of defense and the interior Ministry, and join forces under the leadership of the Arabian coalition to counter the Houthis and the terrorist groups "Islamic state" and "al-Qaeda."
The five-year-old conflict in Yemen has created the largest humanitarian crisis in the world: according to the UN, more than 24 million Yemenis - about 80% of the country's population - need humanitarian assistance, and the number of internally displaced people exceeds 3 million.