Following cash looting, gov’t vows again to end rebellion in Aden

Following cash looting, gov’t vows again to end rebellion in Aden

Alsahwa Net- The government vowed again on Saturday to end the rebellion in Aden following looting of cash notes belong to the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) on the same day in Aden.

Militants of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) looted around YR80 billion ($133 million) from containers while en route from the port of Aden to the CBY’s headquarters in the city.

Yemen’s Foreign Minister, Mohammed Al-Hadhrami wrote on his Twitter account that the looting is a continuation of the STC’ rebellion and that the action represents a form of gang’s acts.

The STC which seized control of Aden last August was supposed to hand over the city to the government in line to the Al-Riyadh agreement that it signed with the government last November.

However, no progress has been seen on the ground despite Saudi efforts towards implementation of the agreement.

“Continuation of such acts by the STC and rejection to reverse the self-administration, unquestionably approve that the STC has completely withdrawn from the Al-Riyadh agreement,” Al-Hadhrami said “This threatens failure of the agreement.”

He said that the STC persists on hinderance of the government service in Aden including the CBY.  

Al-Hadhrami said that the government is waiting for a serious stance by the sponsor of the Al-Riyadh agreement; Saudi Arabia towards the STC’s actions.

He stressed on “the government’ legal right and its capacity to strictly fight off the rebellion in Aden using all legal means including the use of the military choice, political and legal means”.

Total money looted by the STC since early 2020 reached YR108 billion ($180 million), according to a tweet by Ali Al-Dahab, a Yemeni military analyst.

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