ADEN -The Saudi-backed exiled Hadi government has described the Southern Transitional Council as a terrorist entity.
The move came in a response to STC leader Hani Bin Brik’s statements in which he called on his followers to expel the so-called the exiled Hadi’s government from Aden.
In an unprecedented step, the exiled Hadi government has held the UAE responsible for the escalation in the occupied provinces.
Mukhtar al-Rahbi, an adviser to the Yemeni Minister of Information in the coalition-backed government said that the calls by Hani Ben Brik are tantamount to a “declaration of war”.
Al-Rahbi told Yemen Shabab TV that that the UAE will be held responsible for any attack on the Palace of Al-Ma’ashiq and on Hadi regime ministers in the occupied province of Aden.
Al-Rahbi explained that “calls for incitement by the terrorist and wanted criminal Hani Ben Brik are deemed a declaration of war against the government [the Saudi-backed Hadi regime] and against the coalition that came to support the government (…) Therefore, any attack on the government or one of its members or on the palace is a declaration of war by the state that supports [this attack] and that bears full responsibility, namely the UAE,” he said.
“The coalition and the international community condemn the UAE’s absurd support for armed militias,” he added.
He noted that “the so-called Southern Transitionl Council does not have the right to speak on behalf of the South. There are political components that reject what the STC and its militias are doing as well.”
Hani Ben Brik , at a press conference on Tuesday morning called for a” popular uprising” to expel the exiled Hadi government from Aden