The UAE postponed the travel of the Southern Transitional Council delegation to Saudi Arabia, for hours on Tuesday, based on an official summons, amid reports of the widened differences between the UAE and Saudi Arabia regarding Yemen.
The delegation of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) , headed by the council head Aidros Al-Zubaidi, arrived late on Tuesday to Riyadh, according to Emirati media, but he was late for his determined arrival date.
Saudi Arabia sent a call to the transitional head, Aidarous Al-Zubaidi, who is resident in Emirates.
Media sources said that the transitional council had formed a delegation headed by Hani Bin Brik, the deputy Speaker of the transitional council. However, Saudi Arabia issued directives in the last moments, preventing Bin Brik from entering its territories. Amid an unprecedented media campaign against him, reached to the point of accusing him of collaborating with Al Qaeda.
Two weeks ago, Al-Zubaidi announced from Abu Dhabi, a battle to root out Hadi forces in southern and eastern Yemen, under the pretext of “fighting terrorism.”
The Saudi summons came after the transitional forces’ steadfastness for two weeks in the fighting front of Abyan, where Saudi Arabia supports Hadi’s forces to advance towards Aden, the last stronghold of the transitional council, loyal to the Emirates.
Saudi Arabia had anticipated the invitation with media and international pressure, especially after the accident of attacking the British ship in the Gulf of Aden. The Saudi media linked it to the transitional “chaos” in Abyan.
The Saudi call reinforced the transitional concerns about the detention of its leaders, to pressure them to implement Saudi goals, which included the handover of Aden city, according to Riyadh agreement, which provides to be subject to Saudi tutelage.