The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias have demanded a restructuring of the Saudi-exiled Hadi government forces before it would allow their return to Aden city.
Nasser Al-Khubaji, the head of the STC’s delegation negotiating with the Hadi government, said during a news conference in Aden that “it is important to restructure the two ministries of Defence and the Interior.”
He also stressed the need to combat financial and administrative corruption in Hadi’s government.
The head of the so-called Foreign Affairs Department in the Southern Transitional Council, Mohammed al-Ghaithi, threatened to return the council to the Autonomous Administration of Aden if public institutions and services continue to be disrupted and the economic collapse of the Saudi-occupied regions goes on.
The demands made by the STC show that the UAE-backed separatists are showing increased confidence in making demands to the exiled Hadi government that is currently residing in Saudi Arabia.