Former Hadi minister accuses UAE-backed militia of being behind Aden palace protest

Former Hadi minister accuses UAE-backed militia of being behind Aden palace protest

Former Minister of Transport in the coalition-backed Hadi puppet government, Saleh al-Jabwani, has accused Hadi’s Prime Minister of colluding with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias in storming the Presidential Palace of al-Ma’asheeq in Aden, calling for the formation of a new cabinet.

“Maeen Abdul-Malik’s complicity with the Emirati militia, in failing to apply the [Riyadh Agreement’s] military and security part, led to this shameful result,” Saleh al-Jabwani wrote on Twitter, referring to the recent storming of the presidential palace.

“The Riyadh Agreement should be ended, and a new government should be formed to assume its duties for every place across Yemen, including the restoration of Aden,” Jabwani said.

Al-Ma’asheeq Palace, in which the Hadi puppet government is seated, was stormed by angry protesters who demanded the improvement of basic services and the payment of salaries on Tuesday.

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