A senior leader of the Yemen Socialist Party, Ali Al-Sarari, has said that the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh must leave Yemen and give up politics, asserting that he operates to provoke internal divisions and disputes.
In an interview with the London-based Al-Sharaq Al-Awsat Newspaper, Al-Sarari cautioned that the GCC-mediated power transfer deal could be broken down, if Saleh continued in playing political roles.
He pointed out that Saleh was given immunity from prosecution under the GCC-mediated power transfer deal, emphasizing that he exploits the immunity to stir up troubles.
Al-Sarari called to promptly reconstruct the military and security services and put and end to maneuvers of Saleh, warning that his behaviors could undermine the political settlement in Yemen. Meanwhile, sources of the General People Congress led by Saleh had told Alarabiya Net that Saleh conducts contacts with the leader of the Houthi group Abdul-Malik al-Houthi in an attempt to open a new page with the group.
The sources said that Saleh tries to renege on its responsibilities for the Saada six wars and blamed the defected general Ali Mohsin responsible for the wars broken out in 2004 and ended in 2009.
Saleh has recently received Secretary-General of the Popular Forces Union Mohammad Al-Mutawkil, a politician close to the Houthi group.
Yemeni analysts said the visit of Al-Mutawkil aimed to enhance relations between Saleh and the Houthi group and coordinate their work against political foes.
Media reports have stated that Saleh family met the Iranian Ambassador to Sana'a amid orientation of the family to develop cooperation at various levels