Tensions between Houthis, Saleh escalate over ministerial positions

Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of Yemeni former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, hold their weapons. (File photo: AP)

Tensions between Yemen’s Houthi militia and their ally, ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, have openly escalated, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency on Sunday.

Both parties have attempted to share ministerial positions in what they named the “National Rescue Government,” despite it not being internationally recognized.

The SPA report stated: “It turned out that Houthis took control of certain ministries (Education and Interior Ministries) in order to establish destructive thoughts coming from outside of Yemen into education, which was an act that did not receive acceptance from the Yemenis. Meanwhile, Saleh was keen to take control of profitable ministries (telecommunications and oil sectors).”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49