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Yemen president returns to Saudi Arabia with King Salman

Yemen Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin said Hadi would not return to his country ‘for now’

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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Yemeni President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi returned to Riyadh on Saturday, after attending an Arab League meeting in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

For his part, Yemen Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin said Hadi had departed to Saudi Arabia but would not return to his country “for now.”

“Not for now, when the situation settles first,” Yassin said when asked if Hadi would return to the battle-torn southern city of Aden, which had been his base until earlier this week.

“He will return to Aden once the chaos there comes under control,” Yassin added.

Earlier Saturday, King Salman vowed at Arab League summit that the Saudi-led military operation against Houthi militias in Yemen would not stop until the country is stable and safe, saying the Iranian-backed militias pose a threat to the region’s security.

At the summit, Hadi slammed the Houthi militias, describing them as stooges for Iran.

(With AFP)