UN Security Council Considers Extending Hadi's Term in Yemen

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Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has failed to gain control of the military and faces open rebellion, reports Adnan al-Rajhi. Hadi was installed earlier this year as a result of the Gulf Initiative, which ended the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh. The United Nations will consider a two-year extension of the transitional period after Ramadan.

Yemeni local media reported that the UN Security Council is considering a resolution to extend the transitional period led by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi by an additional two years. This comes after the Gulf Initiative has failed to achieve any results on the ground as in the midst of the current situation in Yemen. Furthermore, Hadi is facing military rebellion after he issued a number of presidential decrees, while other parties are significantly impeding the transitional period.

Yemeni local media quoted diplomatic sources as saying that the Security Council is examining a resolution proposed by the Gulf Initiative sponsors. The resolution aims at extending the transitional term of Hadi by two additional years to allow for the continuation of security and economic reforms.

According to the local news media, ambassadors from the countries sponsoring the Gulf Initiative held several meetings with Yemeni political parties to examine the extension of the transitional period  by two more years.

The media said the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) has given initial approval to the proposal, while the former ruling Congress Party will be examining the issue until the end of August.

The media added that a final decision regarding this proposal will be taken after the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Following the Yemeni decision, the proposal will be submitted to the UN Security Council, which will make a final decision.

No presidential statement has been issued so far to confirm or deny the news.

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