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2 Yemen ministers resign in 24 hours

Image of Saudi Arabia and Yemen flags [Ebrahim Hamid/Anadolu Agency]
Saudi Arabia and Yemen flags [Ebrahim Hamid/Anadolu Agency]

Two high-ranking Yemeni ministers have resigned in the past two days without offering an explanation.

Minister of State Salah Al-Sayadi announced his resignation today from the Saudi capital Riyadh, a day after Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Civil Service and Insurance Abdulaziz Al-Jabari said he was stepping down.

In a statement posted on his personal Facebook account, Al-Sayadi said: "I declare my definitive resignation from the government for reasons I will explain later."

Earlier this month, in a leaflet on his Facebook page, Al-Sayadi called on all Yemenis to come out and demonstrate in order to bring President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to Yemen.

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An official source who wished to remain anonymous said Al-Jabari announced his resignation at a meeting in Riyadh.

The meeting was attended by Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar and Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghar, who tried to convince Al-Jabari to change his mind, the source said.

Al-Jabari also announced his resignation on Yemeni television but said he would remain an advisor to Hadi.

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