Hadhramaut tribes renounce ties to Southern Yemen in protest against separatist collaboration with Zionism

Hadhramaut tribes renounce ties to Southern Yemen in protest against separatist collaboration with Zionism

The so-called “Hadhramaut Tribes Alliance” in Hadramout province, eastern Yemen, called on Thursday for the province’s complete independence from the southern Yemeni provinces.

Head of the Public Relations Department of the Valley and Desert Districts, Sheikh Salem Ali bin Ajiyan Shahbal, called on the political leaders and civil society organisations of the province to immediately declare the independence of Hadhramaut with full powers.

The Hadhramaut tribes’ alliance, which is loyal to Saudi Arabia, sent a message to the exiled former president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, demanding that he promptly declare the secession of Hadhramaut from what is considered southern Yemen, and as such would no longer be considered part of the southern Yemeni region.

This comes after the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) leader, Aidarous al-Zubaidi, announced on Tuesday that he plans to establish relations with the Zionist entity known as “Israel” if South Yemen were to become independent.

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