Yemen’s Houthi rebels have issued a 72 hour ultimatum to the various political parties in Sanaa today to figure out the transition situation after the resignation of President Hadi earlier this month.
At the moment, the parties seem to be centering on trying to talk Hadi into returning to office, but to no avail, and it seems that they need to start figuring out a plan B.
Hadi resigned amid clashes with the Houthis, which ended with them taking over the presidential palace and placing him under house arrest. They had been arguing over the draft constitution, but couldn’t settle on some of the terms.
Now, the Houthis are warning that the politicians need to figure things out soon, or else their own leadership will figure out the transition situation themselves, something the politicians clearly want to avoid.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Israeli MPs Push Trump to Let Them Use Military Aid on Non-US Equipment - May 21st, 2018
- Syrian Army Has Full Control of Metro Damascus After ISIS Ouster - May 21st, 2018
- Trump to Press South Korea's Moon on Upcoming Kim Summit - May 21st, 2018
- South Koreans See John Bolton as an Obstacle to Trump-Kim Summit - May 21st, 2018
- As ISIS Shrinks in Iraq and Syria, US Military Focus Shifts to Afghanistan - May 21st, 2018