The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) has on Sunday said that they are committed to the option of a renewed secession of southern Yemen from the Republic of Yemen.
Aidarous al-Zubaidi , head of the STC, made the remarks after arriving in Moscow, according to Aden TV.
On Sunday morning, al-Zubeidi arrived in Moscow at the head of a council delegation, at the invitation of the Russian Government.
“We are in Russia today to discuss the issue of the people of the South and the restoration of their state,” al-Zubeidi said.
He refers to the “State of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen”, which existed before the unification of northern and southern Yemen on May 22, 1990.
“We will discuss with the Russian Foreign Ministry, the State Duma and the Council for Strategic Studies many issues related to the issue of the South and its people.”
He predicted that his talks would be “positive, fruitful and in the interest of the southern cause”.
Al-Zubeidi said he “sent a message to the southern people which is that we are on a safe path towards the liberation of their land and the restoration of their state,” according to the channel.