Hadi transfers power to new leadership council: State media
The new council will include eight members and will be led by Rashad Al-Alimi, a former interior minister and adviser to Hadi.
Former President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi announced, on Thursday, that he has formed a new council to lead the country, according to state media.
"I irreversibly delegate to this presidential leadership council my full powers," Hadi said in a televised statement early Thursday, the final day of peace talks held in Saudi Arabia's capital.
A UN-brokered truce that began Saturday, the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, has provided a glimmer of hope for Yemen, which is regarded as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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Under this truce, all land, air, and sea offensive military operations were to stop, according to the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg.
It is worth mentioning that Rashad Al-Alimi, a former interior minister and Hadi's adviser, will lead the new council of 8 members.
Is the end of the war on #Yemen anywhere on the horizon?#StandWithYemen #EndTheSiegeOnYemen #YemenCantWait pic.twitter.com/PzFXtnhKKv— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) March 30, 2022
In the aftermath of the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen, which lasted 7 years, 30 million Yemenis are in dire need of assistance, not to mention that 80% of the population depends on aid.