From Aden to Hadramout.. The developments of the scene in the south confuse IranEnglish - Thursday 18 May 2023 الساعة 10:11 am
The political developments in the southern scene, and the continued success achieved by the recent political steps of the Transitional Council, raise clear confusion and anxiety among the Houthi group, Iran's arm in Yemen.
Foremost among these steps was the success of the consultative meeting sessions organized by the Transitional Council in the capital, Aden, and witnessed a wide presence and representation of the southern political components and forces. It concluded with the announcement of the Southern National Charter, and the accession of a number of components to the Transitional Council, whose president subsequently issued decisions to reconfigure the Council's bodies to accommodate these forces and components.
In a step no less important than what happened in Aden, attention will be directed during the coming days towards Hadhramaut Governorate and its capital, Mukalla, which is preparing for the sixth session of the Southern National Assembly, scheduled to be held on the twenty-first of this month, in the presence of prominent leaders headed by the President of the Transitional Council, Aidarous Al-Zubaidi.
This anticipated event aroused early alarm among the Houthi group, which hastened to attack it, through the meeting that brought together the head of the group's government, Abdulaziz bin Habtoor, with "Luqman Paras," appointed by the group as governor of Hadramout.
According to what was published by the group's media, Ibn Habtoor launched a violent attack against the Southern Transitional Council, which claimed that the meetings it is conducting aim to "empower America from the southern and eastern provinces and plunder its resources."
In an open attempt to play the regional card to stir up the situation in the south, Ibn Habtoor talked about the existence of a wide boycott by "the people of the southern and eastern provinces of the transitional meetings," and claimed that it was "a clear message of the failure of the advocates of (secession)," he said.
On the other hand, "Luqman Paras", who was appointed by the group as governor of Hadramout, considered the transitional contract to convene the sixth session of the Southern National Assembly in the governorate as "a challenge to its people," stressing that the transitional government "represents only itself."
The great annoyance shown by the Houthi group towards the steps taken by the Transitional Council in the south is attributed by observers to the group's awareness of the danger and threat posed by the success of these steps in uniting the forces of the south, which represents the majority of the areas liberated from the group's militias.
Where the group realizes that achieving political stability in the "liberated" map constitutes a real threat to its future and existence based on keeping the areas out of its grip in a spiral of conflicts and crises.