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Yemen’s Hadi meets resigned cabinet members in Aden

Embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi
Embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi

 (AA) – Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour on Monday held talks with members of the country’s resigned cabinet in the southern city of Aden, a source who attended the talks has said.

The meeting tackled Yemen’s current political situation and means of managing the country’s upcoming phase in light of recent developments, the source, requesting anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency.

Monday’s talks come as several members of the resigned cabinet, including Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, remain under house arrest in capital Sanaa by the Shiite Houthi group.

After taking control of the presidential palace in Sanaa in January, Yemen’s powerful Houthi movement put Hadi and members of his resigned government – including its premier – under house arrest.

Hadi subsequently managed to escape the Houthi siege of his Sanaa residence to the southern city of Aden, prompting the Houthis to place tighter restrictions on the movements of detained ex-cabinet members.

Yemen has remained in a state of chaos since last September, when the Houthis took over capital Sanaa, from which they have since sought to extend their control to other parts of the country.

In January, the Houthis issued what they described as a constitutional declaration dissolving parliament and establishing a 551-member transitional council.

The declaration was, however, rejected by most of Yemen’s political forces – along with some neighboring Gulf countries – which described it as a coup against constitutional legitimacy.

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