World Bulletin / News Desk
After a 23-member committee headed by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has approved a plan dividing the country into six regions within a federal state over the weekend, northern Houthi Shiite rebels have already rejected the plan, saying that the proposed division of the republic does not distribute wealth evenly.
"We have rejected it because it divides Yemen into poor and wealthy" regions, one member of the Houthi Shiite revel group Ansarullah is reported to have said.
The southern regions will be Hadhramaut, with the city of Al-Mukalla as its capital, and Aden, with Aden city as its capital.
Sabaa, Al-Jund, Azaal and Tihamah will be the northern regions, with Sabaa, Taizz, Sanaa and Al-Hudaydah as their respective regional capitals.
Houthis are largely settled in the Saada province in northern Yemen and will be included in the Azaal region, which has no significant natural resources or access to sea.
Last month, President Hadi named the committee members, who represent all the parties and forces in Yemen's National Dialogue Conference.
The committee was tasked with coming up with a new administrative partition scheme for the country.
At the time, Hadi had asserted that the new divisions would be enshrined in the country's new constitution, which has yet to be drafted.Last Mod: 11 Şubat 2014, 18:03