A well-informed source said: “The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, oversees the negotiations, which are supposed to lead to the Riyadh Agreement, which has been amended three times, so far, and unannouncedly, in response to the objections of the two parties who signed it (” legitimacy “and “Transitional”), on November 5, in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
Yesterday, unconfirmed information was circulated by the media, saying that “it was agreed to form a government of 24 ministers, who would select the prime minister, Moeen Abdulmalik, 14 ministers, in consultation with the parties, and President Hadi would choose two ministers, the defense and foreign affairs, while the transitional council had eight members from the government”.
The information added: “The new agreement stipulates that members of the government are competent, and not involved in the events of last August in the city of Aden.”
A well-informed political source in Riyadh confirmed that the Islah Party and the team, Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, were exerting pressure on President Hadi to refuse to agree with the “transitional” movement and go to war, and enter the city of Aden by force.
The source said: “Islah and Ali Mohsen are pushing for not reaching a consensus with the transitional to implement the Riyadh agreement, because the agreement will stop their almost complete control over Yemeni legitimacy and its government, due to the weakness of President Hadi’s personality. There are other parties affiliated with President Hadi who are exerting other pressure to prevent reaching a consensus to implement the agreement, because that will remove it from the scene, and will stop its exploitation of public money and corruption operations carried out by these parties, represented by the majesty of the son of President Hadi, and the merchant Ahmed Al-Essa, Deputy Director General of the Office The Presidency of the Republic, and Ahmed Al-Maisari, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.