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Yemen’s former president denies Houthi alliance divide

September 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh [MolhiaAbo/Twitter]

Yemen’s former president denied any divide within the Houthi armed group, The National has reported.

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president who was rumoured to be under house arrest by the Houthis, appeared in a TV interview with Yemen’s Today TV.

“There is no crisis or differences whatsoever, but only in the imagination of those who want these decisions and who want to plant these doubts and divisions,” Saleh said.

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There is no truth in what “international media, linked to enemy countries, have reported or what is being said on social media in [Yemen],” Saleh continued.

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabian media companies in particular have emphasised a division between the Saleh and the Houthi alliance.

Over the past few weeks there has been an increase in tension between Saleh and the Houthi alliance, but only equating to a war of words on mistrust.