Hadi retorts to UN plan with demands

Hadi said he will only cede power to a president elected during an interim phase and made nine demands. (File photo: Reuters)

Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said he will only cede power to a president elected during an interim phase and made nine demands, which include exiling the coup leaders, in response to UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed's roadmap.

The Yemeni government had voiced reservations over the UN envoy's roadmap and said it did not guarantee stability in Yemen and that it rewarded the Houthis.

The government presented its comments to the roadmap making nine demands which include having ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi abandon political work, sending Saleh and Houthi to an exile of their choice for ten years, implementing international sanctions against them, cancelling decisions resulting from the coup, disarming the Houthi militia and transforming it into a political party.

Hadi also demanded holding those involved in the coup accountable, implementing the law of transitional justice, guaranteeing compensations to those harmed by the coup and releasing detainees.

The comments also explained why Hadi refuses to transfer his jurisdictions to a vice president as according to specific references, Hadi should supervise the interim political process and then hand over power to an elected president.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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