ADEN – Dubai Deputy Police Chief Dhahi Khalfan has called for an end to the role of the exiled Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi from political life in Yemen.
“Ending the so-called legitimacy of Abdrabbuh is the real cure for the independence of the South,” Khalfan said on his Twitter account on Sunday.
“The disregard for the independence of the South is a waste of Arab and Gulf national security,” Khalfan added, referring to the separatist movement in southern Yemen.
Dahi Khalfan is one of the most prominent figures expressing Abu Dhabi’s official attitudes towards international events.
Khalfan’s comments come as Saudi Arabia and the UAE are growing apart in the war in Yemen, following the UAE’s announcement that most of its troops will be withdrawn from Yemen.
In a related context, local sources in Aden said that the followers of the UAE are preparing to stage mass demonstrations to express their rejection of the presence of Saudi occupation forces, and are holding them responsible for the security chaos that is taking place in the occupied provinces.