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UAE to Saudi: Abandon Yemen’s Hadi or we will withdraw our troops

March 7, 2017 at 4:55 pm

The United Arab Emirates is reported to have warned Saudi Arabia to abandon its support for Yemen’s President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi or it will withdraw its troops from the Saudi-led coalition, Yemen’s Hadramout News weekly reported.

The paper said tensions between Abu Dhabi and Hadi’s administration have increased, adding that all political efforts by Hadi to reconcile with the UAE have failed.

This comes as the UAE is accused of seeking to occupy the south of Yemen and exercise a unilateral policy in the area as well as suppress the goals of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia to restore legitimacy in Yemen.

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The paper added that UAE media outlets have completely ignored Hadi’s recent visit to the country during which he was unable to meet with senior leaders including Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed.