For this reason, the UAE refuses to appoint directors of ports and airports in the south
“The UAE leadership stands firmly against all decisions issued by the ministry aimed at changing the managers of the air and sea ports,” Yemeni sources said.
The source confirmed that the decision of the Minister of Transport in the government of the fugitive Yemeni president ,Hadi, to change the director of Aden’s airport was met with a strong UAE objection, as well as protests by the union of workers and employees of the Western Sea Ports Corporation in Mukalla, which escalated during the past two days against the backdrop of a decision to change the director of the port of Mukalla.
The UAE’s rejection of the decisions issued by the Government of Hadi because UAE is the authority to appoint new managers for the ports and airports under its control an UAE affair.
Aden city, which was occupied by UK but now under the control of UAE, and the rest of the southern cities witnesse an insecurity situation that increased the assassinations of Imams of mosques and security and military leaderships
The province of Aden also witnesses a security fiasco that escalated with killings, looting issues , in addition to others that never happened before.
The UAE took control of Aden under the pretext of confronting the so –called “Houthis” , part of the Yemeni army forces and supported the establishment and formation of armed elements there.
A few months ago, Emirati-backed forces were fighting and killing Saudi-backed forces in Aden. The south is moving towards outright autonomy The entrenchment of a war economy is another significant obstacle to peace.