A spokesman for the Houthi rebels in Yemen has condemned the relocation of the country’s Central Bank to Aden by the government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. According to Mohamed Abdel Salam, the move is both illegitimate and foolish.
The Houthi spokesman also rejected the dismissal of Mohamed Bin Hammam as the bank’s head. He accused the Hadi government of simply complying with Saudi demands in this matter.
On a wider issue, Abdel Salam expressed the readiness of the Houthis and their General People’s Congress allies loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh to continue negotiations and find an “honourable solution” to the Yemen conflict.