Saudi Arabia/Yemen: Riyadh’s enthusiasm for Hadi wanes as allies diverge further

Issue 1107 - 17 Jul 2020 | 2 minute read

Peace negotiations in Riyadh between the Southern Transition Council (STC) and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government remain at an impasse, but there are some indications that Riyadh’s patience with Hadi is wearing thin.Saudi Arabia has maintained its support for the Hadi administration through most of the Yemen conflict, but his authority is being continually undermined by his allies in the south – predominantly vice president Ali Mohsen and the Sunni Islamist party Al-Islah – but also by his own conduct while residing in Riyadh, where sources say his hosts have been disappointed by Hadi’s lack of engagement with local or international actors.

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