Yemen: STC suspends consultations with government

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A fighter loyal to Yemen's Southern Transitional Council (STC) stands on guard while deployed at the entrance of Aden International Airport of the southern Yemeni city on 27 August 2020. [SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP via Getty Images]

Yemen's Southern Transitional Council (STC) has suspended its participation in consultations with the government to implement the Riyadh Agreement, following the arrests of STC leaders southeast of the country. This came in a statement issued by Spokesperson for the UAE-backed STC Ali Al-Kathiri on Friday, published on the council's website. Two weeks ago, consultations were launched between the Yemeni government and the STC in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to complete the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement under the auspices of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Al-Kathiri accused the government forces of arresting a number of STC leaders, including head of the STC local leadership in Hadhramaut, Jaafar Abu Bakr, and his deputy Hassan Saleh Al-Amoudi. The STC spokesperson explained that […]

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