The Yemeni Foreign Ministry, in a statement on behalf of the Republic of Yemen, blamed the UAE and the Southern Transitional Council for the coup on the legitimacy of the coup in Aden, while the Saudi-UAE alliance called for a ceasefire, amid accusations that the coalition is supporting the attack on Aden and “slaughtering” legitimacy.
On Saturday, the UAE-backed Transitional Council forces took control of the Maasheq presidential palace in Aden (southern Yemen).
The Yemeni foreign ministry statement said the UAE-backed transitional council's coup against legitimacy violated the main objective of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy.
The Yemeni Foreign Ministry, on behalf of the Republic of Yemen, asked the UAE to stop its financial and military support for what the rebel groups called the state.
This coincided with a Yemeni government source confirming the arrival of Yemeni officials in Saudi Arabia, where the Anatolia news agency quoted the source, who preferred to remain anonymous, as saying that Ahmed al-Maisari, deputy prime minister and interior minister in the Yemeni government, along with Transport Minister Saleh al-Jubani and the commander of the fourth military zone They flew to Aden from Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening.
Threat and menacing
For his part, called on the coalition of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in Yemen on Saturday night to an "immediate" ceasefire in Aden, southern Yemen, stressing that he would use "military force" against those who violate it.
Coalition spokesman Colonel Tayyar Turki al-Maliki said the coalition command "demands an immediate ceasefire in the Yemeni interim capital of Aden," the official SPA news agency said, adding that the coalition would use "military force against anyone who violates this."
The coalition demanded "all components and military formations of the transitional and the security belt forces to return immediately to their positions, and withdraw from the positions seized during the past days, and not to prejudice the public and private property."
At dawn on Sunday, Saudi news announced that the coalition confirmed the targeting of an area that poses a direct threat to one of the positions of the Yemeni government.
In conjunction with these developments, Riyadh called for an "urgent meeting" of the warring Yemeni parties in Aden.
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia invites the Yemeni government and all parties involved in the conflict in Aden to hold an urgent meeting in their second country, Saudi Arabia, to discuss differences, to give prudence and dialogue, to renounce division and to end strife and unite," the Saudi Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Aden is the provisional capital of the government recognized since the Houthis took control of Sanaa in September 2014.
Abdul Aziz Jabbari, deputy speaker of the Yemeni parliament, accused the leadership of the UAE-Saudi alliance of "slaughtering legitimacy." You slaughtered legitimacy from vein to vein.
The leader of the General People's Congress of Yemen, Yasser Al-Yamani, told Al-Jazeera that the UAE and Saudi Arabia remained for four days silent, at a time when the presidential guard made martyrs and sacrifices to maintain legitimacy, and then after the coup yesterday issued a statement.
Al-Yamani explained that the statement of the Saudi-UAE alliance on the control of the presidential palace in Aden is a "meager play", indicating that the alliance dropped President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Aden as he did with him in Sanaa.
Yemeni Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdullah al-Hadrami described the armed confrontations in Aden as a coup led by the Southern Transitional Council, saying that what happened was "a coup against the legitimate state institutions that the coalition came to Yemen to restore and support after the Houthi coup in 2014."
Yemeni Minister of State Abdul Ghani Jamil said that what was going on in Aden and earlier in Sana'a was supported and financed by the UAE, adding that the UAE-backed scenario had been strictly applied north and south with allegations of expulsion of the Islamic State and Islah.
In turn, Yemeni Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Shura Council Affairs Mohammed al-Humairi said that the legitimate government is facing the potential and arms of the UAE.