YEMEN Press Agency

STC announces its renunciation of Riyadh Agreement

ADEN, Dec. 1 (YPA) – The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) on Sunday said that it is no longer bound to implement Riyadh agreement, especially after Hadi’s government renounced its obligations under the agreement.

The transitional council stressed its determination to achieve the restoration of what it called the Southern State.

STC’s President Aidarous al-Zubaidi confirmed, during a meeting with a number of the council members in the occupied city of Aden, that the declaration of what he called the southern state “has become a reality today.” He noted to an official recognition from the international and regional community of the separatist plan which he seeks to achieve.

Al-Zubaidi said that the transitional council is the main carrier of the southern issue and that its goal is to restore the southern state with its full sovereignty.

He pointed out that the Riyadh agreement has strengthened the southern issue and contributed to the world countries’ recognition of the transitional council as a representative of the people of the south.

Observers considered that al-Zubaidi’s remarks a dangerous indicator foreshadowing military confrontations in the southern provinces between the STC’s militias loyal to the UAE and Saudi-backed Islah Party militias.