The media advisor to the Hadi government embassy in Riyadh has revealed on Wednesday that the UAE has banned nine ministers in the new government from returning to Aden.
This comes ahead of the expected arrival of Hadi’s government in the city.
Anis Mansour, an advisor at Hadi’s embassy in Riyadh, said that among the ministers banned from entering Aden were Naif al-Bakri, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, Ibrahim Haydan, Al-Maqdshi and Badr al-A’ardha.
He noted that the Saudi Arabia is holding new negotiations with the United Arab Emirates on facilitating the entry of ministers who are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.
The development reveals te extent in which the UAE has power over the Hadi puppet government. The Emirati ban of Hadi ministers comes despite an official agreement made between Saudi-led and UAE-backed factions.