Officials in Yemen’s legitimate government have stepped up their moves against the UAE and its criminal war on the country, including supporting outlawed militias plotting to pass the partition plan.
This is accompanied by unprecedented and growing popular movements through almost daily demonstrations condemning the crimes of the UAE and demanding an end to its role in the Saudi alliance and others promoting a boycott of the products of the UAE.
Two days ago, three senior officials in the Yemeni government issued a joint statement that contain a number of claims, most notably the need to end the role of the UAE within the framework of the “coalition to support legitimacy” in Yemen.
The three officials are Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ahmad al-Maisari, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Abdul Aziz Jabbari, and Transport Minister Saleh al-Jibwani.
The three were known to be out of the silence of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Parliament Speaker Sultan al-Barakani and ministers Mo’in Abd al-Malik.
The timing of the statement was remarkable as it coincided with the departure of the delegation of legitimacy, which is negotiating the delegation of the pro-UAE Southern Transitional Council, the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the situation is almost deadlocked.
The statement appeared to some followers as a split within the legitimate government, amid questions about the reasons for the government not to take such a position officially and to prevent the emergence of wings within them, although it seemed to others that what was like playing roles between the components of legitimacy in order to form intentional pressure on the presidency of Yemen and Saudi Arabia , to lift Abu Dhabi’s hand from Aden and other areas in the south of the country.
The place of the statement was also a point of confusion among the followers, as its issuance came from the Egyptian capital Cairo, which led some to look at it from the angle of its position from the Saudi position, among those who saw that the statement came as a rebellion against it as it was not issued from Jeddah or Riyadh. The place of residence of most of the officials of legitimacy, and among those who said that Riyadh encouraged the issuance of the statement from outside its territory so as not to be under the lintel of the UAE.
Most importantly, the three officials made and surprising event in the Yemeni scene with large events and rare situations, so it seemed from the point of view of some as if a new reality created in isolation from legitimacy and the coalition. So, this time, there is who he took the initiative after leaving the looting to the Houthis and the Transitional Council, the treacherous rescue in Yemen led to some stagnation.
Meanwhile, the interim Yemeni capital of Aden on Monday witnessed anti-Emirati demonstrations, while pro-Abu Dhabi militias faced protests.
Witnesses and participants in a march attended by hundreds in the city of Khor Maksar, central Aden, said that the protesters demanded the cessation of arrests, raids and field liquidations and stop the regional targeting by militias loyal to the UAE, and demanded the “departure of the UAE occupation and the return of state institutions, but the militias fired live ammunition. Against the participants in this protest march.”
Witnesses said that the march witnessed the participation of supporters of the “Southern Movement” and other southern forces and supporters of legitimacy. During the march, flags of the south and banners denouncing the UAE and its militias were waved.
Private sources in the Southern Movement in Aden said the Emiratis were unhappy with the demonstration.
The same sources also talked about the intentions of Abu Dhabi militias to pursue the organizers and advocates of such protests, amid fears of the expansion in the coming days in light of the growing anger over the repression and arrests and raids on houses and field liquidation.
The private sources are likely to continue these protests, stressing that they are “preventive against crimes committed in Aden by the UAE and its agents.”
The protests also coincide with rising public anger over the lack of services, the suspension of salaries, the closure of government offices and institutions, and the prosecution of those who criticize it, forcing many to flee Aden.