Yemen's Hadi withdraws resignation in letter to parliament

Hadi fled Sanaa to the southern city of Aden earlier this week and later declared he was still Yemen's "legitimate" leader

Yemen's Hadi withdraws resignation in letter to parliament

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has withdrawn his resignation in a letter to the country's parliament, a senior Yemeni official has said Tuesday.

"The president has sent a letter to parliament withdrawing his resignation which he submitted to the assembly on Jan. 22," the source, requesting anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency.

The source declined to provide further details regarding Hadi's letter. However, he said that the move, which preceded a parliament decision whether to accept or reject the resignation, was "expected."

Upon his arrival to Aden on Saturday, Hadi declared that all decisions taken by the Houthis since Sept. 21 of last year – when the Shiite group took control of capital Sanaa – were "null" and "illegitimate."

Hadi fled Sanaa to the southern city of Aden earlier this week and later declared he was still Yemen's "legitimate" leader.

Since he moved to Aden, Hadi met with senior officials from the country's southern region.

Last month, he tendered his resignation to parliament after the Shiite Houth group seized control of Sanaa's presidential compound amid clashes with presidential guards.

The parliament, however, had failed to convene ever since to accept or reject the resignation.

Since it seized Sanaa last September, the Houthi group has sought to consolidate its control over other parts of the country as well.

Earlier this month, the Houthis issued what it described as a constitutional declaration dissolving Yemen's parliament and establishing a 551-member transitional council.

The declaration was rejected by most of Yemen's political forces – along with some neighboring countries – which described it as a coup against constitutional legitimacy.

 

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