YEMEN Press Agency

Sharp disagreements threaten to dismantle “Hadramout Council” loyal to Saudi Arabia

SANAA, Sept. 26 (YPA) – Disagreements have escalated between members of the Saudi-backed “Hadramout Council” since its establishment was announced in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on June 21, amid reports of the withdrawal of leaders from the Council’s membership.
Informed political sources reported on Monday news of the withdrawal of the Council’s Member, Aqeel Al-Attas, who arrived in the city of Mukalla, the center of Hadramout province, eastern Yemen, during the past hours, coming from Riyadh.
The sources pointed out that Saudi interventions are trying to impose certain names in the presidency of the Council, which has prevented the Council from being declared since its establishment in Riyadh on June 21.
According to the sources, the differences expanded between the members of the Council, which prompted the pro-Saudi Arabia governor of Hadramout, Mabkhout bin Madi, yesterday, Sunday, to leave Riyadh for Mukalla, with the aim of ending the differences.
The sources expected the withdrawal of three members of the Council, “Sheikh Omar bin Muslim bin Halabi Al-Marri, Dr. Omar bin Shihab, and Engineer Abu Bakr Al-Sirri,” due to disagreements and marginalization of some components.
Meanwhile, the UAE is trying with various ways to obstacle the declaration of the council opposing the spread of its factions in the Hadramout districts instead of the “First Military Region” forces loyal to the Islah Party.
It is expected that the Saudi Forces Command will integrate the “First Region” brigades” in Hadramout within the “Dera Al-Watan” factions that Riyadh established at the beginning of this year.