Aden: the southern transitional party adheres to the Riyadh agreement and is preparing for war options

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2019-12-09 19:42:05




The London Arab newspaper, in an expanded report published today, Monday, December 9, 2019, indicates the return of assassination waves to the temporary Yemeni capital, Aden, by targeting a number of security leaders affiliated with the security belt, at a time when tension is escalating between the southern transitional council and the Yemeni government as a result of the widening circle of disputes over the mechanism of implementing the security and military component of the Riyadh Agreement.


Informed Yemeni sources believe that the assassinations that affected security leaders in Aden are closely related to the political tension taking place in the southern governorates, noting that the security belt forces managed during the past few days, through security campaigns, to control dozens of armed elements in different regions of Aden that were tantamount to Sleeping cells spread chaos according to a political agenda.


Media sources indicated that the Arab Alliance Command in Aden issued directives to prevent unnumbered motorcycles and confiscate unlicensed weapons from Saturday evening, in the context of the coalition's security measures to secure the temporary capital.



At a time when the forces affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council intensified their deployment in Aden directorates and some areas of Abyan Governorate such as Ahwar and Zanjubar, the council renewed, on Sunday, its commitment to implement the Riyadh agreement signed with the Yemeni government in accordance with its specific mechanisms.


The political moves of the Transitional Council were accompanied by security and military measures reflecting the growing distrust between the two signatories to the agreement, which culminated in the aftermath of the movement of government military units towards Aden, where the head of the Transitional Council, Aidarous al-Zubaidi, received on Sunday the leaders of the “11th thunderbolt Brigade” and rapid intervention” who are stationed in Abyan Governorate.


According to media sources affiliated with the council, the meeting discussed "the readiness of the two brigades, and the tasks they carry out within the framework of the security plan designed to secure the governorate of Abyan from attempts to invade by the Brotherhood's militia, or re-dump it in the furnace of terrorism funded by the enemies of the south."



Observers considered that the state of political escalation and the growing military build-up between the government and the transitional council with the approaching implementation of any of the Riyadh agreement entitlements reflects the nature of the complications surrounding the agreement, especially in its military and security aspects.


In this context, Izzat Mustafa, head of the Fanar Center for Policy Research, said that the most important difficulties facing the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement are the deliberate party to select the points that serve its unilateral ambition and its unilateral implementation without returning to the reference to implementation, verification and supervision stipulated in the agreement.


Mustafa said in a statement to “Al-Arab” that the political tactic pursued by the obstructed is based on postponing reaching a consensus on the points that can only be implemented with a partial dialogue on them and these points are also not subject to different interpretations, although their implementation requires a discussion to develop them to act on reality and most of these points are political and procedural.


Mustafa stressed that the Riyadh agreement was determined that military measures serve the political goal of the agreement, as well as political measures serving the military and security goal of it, pointing out that any obstruction through any of the two previous methods may be deliberate to detonate the political and military situation together, especially in Aden, Abyan and Shabwa




On the possibility of implementing the agreement in the end, Mostafa suggested that this is the most prominent scenario, given that the agreement did not resemble gaps that allow access to return to mix the papers and strengthen the position of one party at the expense of the other party, and that the obligations contained in the steps to implement the agreement put the proce



Mustafa expressed his appreciation that overcoming the problem of trying to jump the military over the politician or vice versa during the implementation is contained in the implementation of the first three thorny items, namely the return of the Presidential Protection Brigade to Aden, the appointment of a governor and director of Aden’s security, and the formation of the government, by implementing the three items at the same time.