UAE-backed STC seeks negotiations with Sana’a

UAE-backed STC seeks negotiations with Sana’a

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council’s (STC) desire to negotiate with Sana’a following the recent display of its military arsenal, Southern media reported on Saturday

Media outlets quoted Aidaroos Al-Zubaidi, President of the STC, as saying that his council wanted to negotiate with what he described as the “Houthis” regarding the south.

Al-Zubaidi sharply criticized Saudi Arabia in a previous statement, accusing it of marginalizing all Yemeni forces loyal to it and holding negotiations with Sanaa.

This statement is the first by an official of a faction that is considered a de facto authority in southern Yemen and has great influence since the start of the Saudi-led war on Yemen in March of 2015.

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