YEMEN Press Agency

STC suspends its participation in all joint committees to implement Riyadh Agreement

ADEN, Jan. 2 (YPA) – The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) has announced the suspension of its participation in all joint committees to implement the Riyadh Agreement signed with Hadi’s government in protest against the military escalation in Shabwah province, southern media sources reported on Wednesday

Media sources cited an official in the STC saying that the council has suspended its participation in protest against the escalation of Hadi’s forces and Al-Islah party in Shabwah.

The source explained that the STC team sent a letter to the Saudi-led Coalition Joint Operations Command, asking them to assume their responsibilities and take a decisive stand towards Hadi’s government, which is working to thwart the implementation of the Riyadh agreement.

The Hadi’s government and the UAE-backed STC signed the “Riyadh Agreement” under the auspices of Saudi Arabia in early November, which gave Saudi forces green light to control of all the southern provinces, following clashes in Aden, which led to the takeover of the city by the STC Militias in August.