Bukhiti: Hadi’s Legitimacy just Title for Conflicting Militias

The deputy Sana’a-based Shura Council in the Houthis (Anssarallah )Government, Mohammed Al-Bukhiti,  considered that the legitimacy of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemen’s resigned president, is nothing more than the title of conflicting militias and war brokers controlled by foreign countries.

“Hadi’s legitimacy is nothing but a title for conflicting militias among themselves and war brokers controlled by foreign countries,” Mohammed Al-Bukhiti wrote in a post published on his Twitter page on Tuesday. “Whatever we disagree, Ansarullah is the only hard core which national forces can rally around so that Yemen can regain its sovereignty, independence, geographical and demographic depth, and its civilizational role.”

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in order to bring former President Hadi back to power, under a tired expression of “the internationally recognised legitimate government” of the fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has apparently been running the country from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, since he fled Yemen in 2015.

Southern Yemen is witnessing intense clashes between militants, backed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, exposing a deep rift in the Riyadh-led coalition.

The Saudi-led coalition has urged the UAE-backed forces to return to a power-sharing deal signed in Riyadh last November. Riyadh’s agreement halted months of heavy clashes between the UAE-backed troops and forces loyal to Hadi, however, the Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) declared a state of emergency and announced “self-administration rule” in Yemen’s southern regions, including the port city of Aden — which has served as the seat of Hadi’s former regime during the Saudi military aggression, sparking the tensions.