Hadi official accuses UAE of looting cash

An official in the internationally recognized government on Tuesday accused forces from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of seizing state funds in the eastern Hadhramaut province.

Writing on Twitter, Information Ministry undersecretary Mohamed Qizan said UAE forces “broke into Al-Mukalla seaport in Hadhramaut and looted five containers of cash printed in Russia”. But He did not specify the amount allegedly seized by UAE forces.

There was no comment from UAE authorities on the accusation.

For year, the Yemeni banknotes have been printed in Russia and moved to Yemen by sea.

Violence has flared between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) and The internationally recognized government forces since the former declared self-rule over Aden and other southern provinces in April.

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