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Aden’s Governor Says Secession Impossible

By NY Staff

After the resignation of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, Aden’s Governor Abdul Aziz Bin Habtoor has announced his rejection to the separation of South Yemen from the north.

Habtoor said that those who demand separation do not exceed 30%. He confirmed that separation is impossible, but is also unity impossible if there is an international and regional consensus.

“Southern Harak is divided into two parts. One is very logical and has clear demands, while the second behaves without consciousness and demands for things that are impossible to achieve,” he claimed.

Habtoor explained that in the National Dialogue Conference, they agreed that the grievances of the southerners didn’t start in 1994, but started in 1962 when one revolutionary group turned on another.  He to say that the Southern People’s Committees are very different from the Houthi popular committees in Sana’a, and the Southern People’s Committees consist of youth who fight al-Qaida.