Details of last hours in Aden: KSA warns UAE of any military coup against Hadiبقلم - د. علي القعيطي
Informed sources in the interim capital of Aden revealed details of the last moments to stop a coup against President Hadi.
According to sources, Saudi officials have warned the leadership of the transitional – through UAE officials – of any military action in Aden under any pretext, stressing that any actions will be dealt with force.
The sources said that Abu Dhabi succumbed to pressures from Riyadh and informed the leadership of the transitional to stop any military movement in Aden and to withdraw the military vehicles and armors from the streets.
The stern threat was preceded by a meeting between US and Saudi ambassadors to President Hadi to show their country’s full support for the president against any possible rebellion in Aden.
Riyadh and Washington believe that any fall of the state institutions will be in the interest of the terrorist organizations (Al Qaeda, ISIS and the Houthis), which they will never allow.
Riyadh has also instructed military leaders in the giants’ brigades fighting on the west coast to return to Aden to intervene against the transitional forces if necessary.
The sources confirmed that President Hadi sent a letter to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz via Saudi Ambassador Mohammed Al Jaber, informing him of his intention to return to Aden.