Yemen: Mansour Hadi resigned for the last time!
ISWNews Analysis Group: Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, President Abd al-Mansour Hadi resigned again this morning and relinquished his powers to the Presidential Council.
This morning, April 7, Mansour Hadi, after a decade in charge of the Yemeni government and opposition movements, announced the transfer of his powers to the Presidential Council headed by Rashad Al-Alimi.
The members of this council are:
1- Aidarus al-Zoubaidi (Chairman of the Southern Transitional Council)
2- Sultan Al-Aradeh (Governor of Marib)
3- Tariq Saleh (nephew of Ali Abdullah Saleh and commander of the Patriotic Resistance Forces)
4- Abdul Rahman Abu Zara’a Al-Muharrami (Commander of Al-Amaliqa Forces)
5- Abdullah Al-Alimi (Head of President Mansour Hadi’s Office)
6- Osman Hussein Majli (member of the People’s Congress Party and Minister of Agriculture of the resigned Yemeni government)
7- Faraj Salmin Al-Bahsani (Governor of Hadramaut)
According to this action, the Presidential Council, having the powers of the President and the First Vice President, is responsible for carrying out the duties of the transitional period according to the initiative of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.
Mansour Hadi had previously fired his first deputy, Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar. Al-Ahmar is wanted by Ansar Allah on charges of suppressing the Yemeni revolution and collaborating with the Saudi intelligence service in establishing al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia and ISIS terrorist groups in Yemen.
In his recent speeches, Mansour Hadi stressed the need to rely on the results of the National Dialogue Conference in 2013 and 2014, the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council initiative and the UN Security Council resolution in 2015. These plans have been among the points of contention in previous years’ negotiations with Ansar Allah.
The reaction of “Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti”, the governor of Dhamar and one of the field commanders of Ansar Allah, to the resignation of Mansour Hadi and the formation of the presidential council:
“Before the start of the war, we proposed the formation of a presidential council, agreeing on all the political components to implement the main components (of the government). Were it not for the aggression announced under the pretext of restoring the legitimacy of the Hadi government, we would have almost reached an agreement and they would not have refused to form a presidential council. Now, after eight years of war, the United States has overthrown Hadi, formed a presidential council and put its first agent in Yemen at the helm.”
Ansar Allah spokesman and head of negotiations for the Yemeni Salvation Government, Mohammed AbdulSalam, in response to the resignation of Mansour Hadi and the formation of the Presidential Council:
“The present and the future of Yemen are determined inside Yemen, and any activity outside its borders is a ridiculous show and entertainment for the aggressor countries. The way to peace is to stop the aggression, remove the siege and withdraw the foreign forces, and without it there is a futile attempt to reorganize the mercenaries to lead them to more tension and war. The Yemeni people have no worries about illegal actions outside the borders of their country by an illegal party (Saudi Arabia).”