Yemeni president creates new leadership council
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi announced a new presidential leadership council on Thursday and transferred his powers to it.
The president, in a televised address, said the council was established to complete the implementation of the transition phase and will have the authority to negotiate with the Iran-backed Houthi militia to end the yearslong conflict afflicting the nation.
The changes sought to achieve the aspirations of Yemenis, preserve the society and stop the bloodshed, Hadi said.
Vice President Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar was removed from his position and the responsibilities of the post were reassigned to the new council.