Yemeni Hezbollah Ansarullah Rejects Hadi’s Call to Hold Dialogue outside Sanna
The Yemeni main opposition group Ansarullah, as well as a number of Yemeni parties, rejected on Wednesday the call of the resigned President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to hold dialogue sessions outside Sanaa, Al-Manar TV reporter said.
“It is an attempt to shuffle the cards, and it presents a foreign conspiracy against the country,” Deifullah al-Shami, member of political council of Ansarullah, told Al-Manar TV.
“They are trying to exert pressure over the Yemeni people and the Yemeni revolution in order to keep foreign parties’ control over the state,” he added.
Ansarullah position has been supported by the al-Haq party and the Baath Arab Communist party, as well as by many other local communities, that are warning of a possible civil war in case Hadi remains in power.
On the other hand, the Yemeni Reform Gathering hailed the call by Hadi and congratulated him for his move.
“We congratulated Hadi for regaining freedom and moving to Aden.. This is our official stance. We recognize his legitimacy,” Mohammad Naji Allaw, head of legal department of Yemeni Reform Gathering, said to Al-Manar TV.
Moreover, General Popular Conference party, headed by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, prefers to wait and to study the situation, warning of a serious stage in the country’s future.
“Yemen is passing through a tough and complicated situation in his modern history. Forces gathering in this hotel are trying to get out of the bottle,” Ahmad Hussein Ben Daghr, deputy chief of General Popular Conference party, said.
16 ministers approved on Tuesday to stay in the cabinet as care-takers at the behest of the Yemeni Supreme Revolutionary Committee.
Ministers who refused to conduct business will be referred to the judiciary, and duties will be assigned to their deputies.
Ansarullah group, also dubbed as Houthis, has liberated the capital Sanaa from al-Qaeda operatives last September, and worked to restore security and stability in the attack-hit areas.
The powerful group issued the Constitutional Declaration, in a bid to avoid the power vacuum in the country following the resignation of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his prime minister.