In exchange for the dismantling of its forces, the Transitional Council stipulates the handover of Taiz to him
The pro-UAE transitional council in southern Yemen resumed on Wednesday, maneuvering with the file of dismantling its factions in conjunction with the intensification of international pressure on it to implement the “Riyadh Agreement.”
Exclusive – Al-khabar Al-Yemeni:
The Chairman of the Council, Aidarous Al-Zubaidi, reaffirmed his commitment to having his troops take over the duty of battling terrorism and reiterated his rejection of Saudi efforts to weaken his forces in the North Yemen wars.
Al-Zubaidi was speaking to the commanders of his forces in Abyan during a meeting that followed a bloody attack in the province, accusing the Transitional Council leaders of planning it to highlight the extent of their sacrifices in the fight against terrorism; however, his speech also occurred at the same time as the arrival of the security adviser to the UN envoy in Aden and the start of discussions with the leaders of the Transitional Council about strategies to disarm the armed factions in the city, in particular, Ahmed bin Brik, who reiterated the same demands and drew a map that included the areas under his opponents’ control in the Taiz countryside, this confirming the attempt of the Transitional Council’s attempt to backtrack on its promises to regional and international parties to include its forces with defenses of Maeen’s government.
In reference to linking the dismantling of the Transitional Council’s forces to their deployment in the strategic area overlooking Bab Al-Mandab, Bin Brik recalled the assassination of the UN official in the Taiz countryside, the repercussions of the spread of terrorist organizations there, and the Transitional Council’s plans to combat it.
Al-Zubaidi promised to dismantle his forces under American and UN supervision in exchange for being allowed to return to Aden after it was determined to exile or isolate him, according to sources in Maeen’s government.
The transitional council is under great pressure from regional and international parties, most notably Saudi Arabia, which is waging a war against it that has reached the point of besieging Aden, its most prominent stronghold, and strangling it economically.