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UAE writer calls for new state to be carved out of Saudi Arabia

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi [File photo]
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi [File photo]

A well-known writer from the UAE has called upon the international community to create a new country for Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi carved out of the Saudi Arabian desert, Rassd.com reported yesterday. Khalid Al-Qasimi, who describes himself as a member of the ruling family of Sharjah, made his comment on Twitter.

“My opinion is that the international community create a new country for Hadi and Al-Islah in the Saudi desert and call it the New Yamanat,” he wrote. Al-Islah is the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated party in Yemen, with whom the UAE accuses Hadi of making an alliance. Hadi himself is in exile in Riyadh.

Al-Qasimi’s tweet aroused the anger of Saudis on Twitter, who called it “flagrant” interference in the internal affairs of Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, they accused him of calling for the implementation of the plans of the Houthi rebels in Yemen and their sponsor Iran, who they accuse of wanting to destroy the whole region by dividing Saudi Arabia, which is “defending the whole Islamic world”.

Read: Houthis assault UAE-backed forces in southwest Yemen

The UAE writer is known for his strong opposition to Saudi Arabia.

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