Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi reiterated his refusal to agree to the “road map” proposed by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
“The proposal is rejected regardless of the pressures,” Hadi said, adding that the road map contradicts the Gulf initiative, the outcomes of the national dialogue and international resolutions.
The Yemeni president accused former US Secretary of State John Kerry of trying to impose the road map in a manner that coincided with the policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration of rapprochement with Iran at the expense of Arab countries, according to Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper.
Hadi mentioned that the Americans stipulated that Yemen not use the American military aid in the war against the Houthis, adding that Washington refused to categorise the Houthis as a terrorist organisation, despite the fact that Yemen requested Washington do so.
He denied any intention to bequeath power or authority, stressing that his project lies in a federal government, stating: “I believe in a Yemen united by a federal government from six provinces.”
He also explained that the former president was supporting the Houthis during the six wars in order to deplete the forces led by his current Vice President Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar because Al-Ahmar was a threat to Saleh’s project to bequeath power to his eldest son, Ahmed Ali Abdullah.
Hadi’s forces are making significant progress in operation “Golden Spear” on the west coast of the country, amid support from the Saudi-led coalition.