The spokesman for the Arab coalition backing the legitimate government in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, denied media reports about issuing an arrest warrant against an official in Yemen’s al-Mahra governorate.
“The incorrect and misleading media reported the issuance of an arrest warrant against former First undersecretary of Mahra governor Ali Salem al-Harizi,” he said.
Maliki did not rule out that al-Harizi actions in this regard is aiming for social and political gain.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the coalition spokesman stressed that the coalition did not give orders or instructed anyone, and that such matters are the responsibility of the official authorities in the Republic of Yemen represented by the local authority and the security services.
Colonel al-Maliki stressed that the coalition has goals for which the operations “Firmness Storm” and "Restoring Hope" were launched and for the coalition it is the priority in order to liberate the Yemeni lands, the restoration of legitimacy of the government, the restoration of security and stability of the liberated areas, and contribute to development projects in all governorates of Yemen.