The Health Minister of the coup government in Sanaa, Mohammed Salem bin Hafeez, has accused Houthi gunmen of storming his office in the Yemeni capital and issuing a decision appointing one of their leaders instead.
The dramatic developments were revealed in a statement by the minister loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday, that armed groups accompanied by the Undersecretary of the Minister, Abdul Salam al-Madani, a Houthi leader, and Nashwan Al-Atab, another Houthi leader, broke into his office.
Hafeez also revealed in a statement to a news agency, that the gunmen broke up a medical meeting he was holding with the directors of the offices of the Ministry of Health.
He said that “the meeting was canceled and a pistol was pointed to my face.”
In addition, sources in the Ministry of Health confirmed that there have recently been differences between those loyal to Saleh and Houthi militias.