Hadi Threatens to Resign in Protest Over UAE Pressure




Exiled leader Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi threatened to resign from his post in the Saudi capital of Riyadh in protest against the UAE’s pressure on him to reshuffle Ahmed Obaid bin Daghr’s government, an official close to Hadi said on Monday.

Hadi waved to and hand over his duties to his deputy Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar if the United Arab Emirites forced the change of his ministrial team, the source added.

The UAE, a key partner in the US-Backed Saudi-led coalition forces fighting to restore Hadi to power, is moving to replace Hadi’s local government with leaders from its local allied the so-called Southern Transitional Council, which defeated Hadi’s forces last month and seized Aden city.

Abu Dhabi has accused Hadi of being a puppet at the hands of the Saudi-backed Muslim Brotherhood Islah Party and also of rejecting the coalition’s directives.