World Bulletin / News Desk
Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohamed bin Said al-Jaber has returned to Yemen, where he has resumed his diplomatic responsibilities from the southern city of Aden, a diplomatic source said Thursday.
"Al-Jaber arrived in Aden today [Thursday] and resumed his duties," the source, requesting anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency.
Saudi Arabia unofficially evacuated most if its diplomatic staff from Yemeni capital Sanaa last September after Shiite Houthi militants seized control of the city.
In February, the embassy suspended operations and evacuated the remaining staff.
Al-Jaber's return to crisis-hit Yemen came less than one week after embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi fled the capital – where he had been placed under house arrest by the Houthis – to the southern city of Aden.
Upon his arrival in the southern city, Hadi declared himself Yemen's "legitimate" leader, going on to assert that all Houthi decrees issued since last September were "null" and "illegitimate."
The Houthi group, for its part, has vowed to prosecute government officials loyal to Hadi, who the Shiite group considers "illegitimate."
On Feb. 6, the Houthis issued a "constitutional declaration" dissolving parliament and establishing a 551-member transitional council.
The declaration, however, was rejected by most of Yemen's political forces – along with some neighboring Gulf countries – which described it as a "coup against constitutional legitimacy."
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