Yemen’s Al-Islah Party demands return of government to Aden, attacks Transitional Council
The Yemeni Islamist party or the Al-Islah Party has called for the need for the Yemeni government to return to the country’s interim capital, Aden, and implement the Riyadh Agreement to resolve the existing crisis.
In an official statement, Islah Party expressed its concern about: “The emergence of a militia outside the framework of the state, and the implementation of acts of rebellion and coup against the state,” in reference to the UAE-backed Transitional Council.
The party called for considering the city of Aden as a starting point for constructing a federal Yemen and bringing together all the efforts of national forces.
Al-Islah was created in September 1990 in Sana’a, Yemen, by the tribal sheikh Abdullah Al Ahmar. The party was blacklisted by Saudi Arabia in March 2014 due to its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Since the death of former King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia has repaired relations with Al-Islah, due to their role in fighting the Houthis during the Yemeni Civil War.