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Saleh’s party slams Houthi-affiliated groups, says they are ‘mercenaries’

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The party of ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the General People's Congress Party, slammed militias affiliated with the Houthis and called them “mercenaries and merchants of war.”

Saleh’s party also warned of the threats posed by these militias’ practices.

Meanwhile, an official at the General People's Congress Party condemned the state’s media for how it’s dealing with “these mercenaries.”

“The way they are dealing with them raises a lot of questions as to whose interest these media outlets are serving and what message they want to convey,” he said.

All state media outlets are controlled by Houthi militias which have exploited them to attack their major partner in the coup.

Saleh’s party also voiced the importance of not allowing “merchants of war” to carry out their schemes.

“We will not be dragged behind the nonsense proposed by these mercenaries” it said in reference to the parties affiliated with the Houthis.

Houthi militias have recently pushed political parties which they recently formed to issue a statement and make serious accusations against their partner in the coup. The statement which also called for declaring a state of emergency was seen by some observers as an introduction to completely end the partnership between the Houthis and Saleh.