The US State Department announced on Tuesday the official transfer of Saudi-exiled Hadi’s powers to Maeen Abdul-Malik.
The department gave the green light to Maeen Abdul-Malik, the head of the “Hadi government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, to officially begin exercising the powers of Hadi and his deputy.
This came in a statement by the US State Department, commenting on the meetings held in Aden with the US envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, and Hadi’s Prime Minister,” Maeen Abdulmalik.
The statement indicated that Lenderking informed Maeen Abdulmalik to enhance coordination with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council and Tariq Afash, in violation of Hadi’s powers.
The US Foreign Ministry justified that the goal is to re-form the Hadi government to face the post-liberation phase of the city of Marib.