The United Arab Emirates has accused the Yemeni Congregation of Reform Party (Al-Islah), which is affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, of seizing 75 per cent of the military equipment provided by Arab Coalition forces to the popular resistance since 26 March.
An anonymous official told Misr Al-Arabia news site that the UAE government in Abu Dhabi has informed the legitimate government in Yemen that it has been confirmed that members of Al-Islah had seized the weapons. The UAE demanded that the government should hold to account all of those involved.
The Emirates has also asked for the dismissal of the governor of Marib, Sultan Arada, along with an official of Al-Islah, Mansour Al-Haq, from his post as leader in the popular resistance. The request was made following the dismissal of the former governor of Aden, Nayef Al-Bakri, also from Al-Islah, on corruption charges.
The source added that the UAE has rejected a request from Saudi Arabia to support the popular resistance in Taiz province, claiming that militias led by a tribal leader who is affiliated with the same party, Hammoud Mikhlafi, seized the weapons in question.
According to Misr Al-Arabiya, Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi intends to dismiss Arada despite political objections.