The UAE-funded Southern Transitional Council (STC) has suspended the work of its delegation in the consultations taking place in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
A spokesman of the STC, Ali Al-Kathiri, said on Saturday that the suspension of consultations with the Saudi-backed exiled Hadi government came due to “the terrorist practices carried out by the Islah Party against the sons of Shabwah.”
Al-Kathiri explained that Islah militants practiced acts of interruption against a number of STC leaders, and stormed the homes and villages of citizens in Shabwah. The STC representative accused the Hadi government of deliberately thwarting the Riyadh Agreement.
The decision came after an Islah-affiliated military force stormed an STC area in the city of Abadan in Shabwah.
According to the sources, Saudi armoured vehicles participated in the storming of a festival that had been organised by the STC in the city .