The US Is Concerned About The Announcement Of The Self-Government Of The Southern Transitional Council Of Yemen
The US expressed concern about the actions of the southern transitional Council of Yemen and called on the Council, together with the government of the Republic of Yemen, to resume the political process provided for by the Riyadh agreement, the US State Department reports.
"The United States is concerned about the recent actions of The Southern Transitional Council (STC), including what the STC calls the Declaration of "self-government'," the state Department said in a statement. It's worth noting that such unilateral actions only exacerbate instability in Yemen.
"They are particularly useless at a time when the country is threatened by CAVID - 19, and also threaten to complicate the efforts of the UN special envoy to resume political talks between the government and the Houthi rebels. We call on the STC and the government of the Republic of Yemen to resume the political process envisaged by the Riyadh agreement," the US foreign Ministry declared.
The Transitional Council of South Yemen announced the introduction of self-government in the provinces of the South of the country from midnight on April 25, accusing the Yemeni government of failing to fulfill its obligations.
A peace agreement was signed in 2019 between the Yemeni government and separatists from the South Yemeni Transitional Council in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia sides with the Yemeni government in the Yemeni conflict, and the southern transitional Council is supported by the UAE.
According to the document, the parties that were previously allies in the fight against the Houthis should form a single government that equally represents the southern and northern provinces. The separatists should also hand over the leadership of the previously captured southern territories, including Aden, to the government.
The armed conflict in Yemen has been ongoing since March 2014, and Saudi Arabia intervened in it in 2015. The Riyadh-led Arab coalition supports the forces of Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.