Source: Yemen’s Mansour Hadi Not Returning to Aden
Yemen’s former president, fugitive Mansour Hadi, plans to return to Saudi Arabia, and not Aden, at the end of visit to New York where he took part in the 70th UN General Assembly.
“Hadi will arrive in Riyadh after wrapping up his visit to New York,” the London-based Arabic-language al-Arabi Al-Jadid quoted a source close to Hadi as saying on Saturday.
The newspaper’s report came as some pro-Saudi sources had previously claimed that the fugitive Yemeni president would return to Aden.
The newspaper further quoted the source as saying that Hadi will have a long stay in Saudi Arabia.
Hadi who fled Yemen six months ago and sought shelter in Saudi Arabia came back to Yemen’s Southern port city of Aden for two days before departing for New York to attend the UN General Assembly meeting, an action seen by many analysts as a symbolic move with no specific strategic value.
In mid-August, a senior Ansarullah leader renewed the revolutionary movement’s strong opposition to the presence of fugitive Yemeni President Mansour Hadi in the political future of Yemen.
“This movement will never allow the fugitive and treacherous Yemeni president to play any role in the future of Yemen,” member of Ansarullah Political Council Ali Hashem al-Houthi told FNA.
He underlined that the pro-Hadi militias have waged a war in Southern Yemen in line with the Saudi regime’s objectives.
Al-Houthi called on all Yemeni political parties to put aside their differences and prepare themselves to confront the Saudi aggressors.
The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 192 days now to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 6,433 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.