Forty-four members of the Yemeni Parliament demanded the return of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi to the country, and work to restore the rest of the territories controlled by the Houthi group.

The deputies urged the president, his deputy and his prime minister to return to the country to perform their duties from inside Yemeni territory.

The Yemeni president and most of his government officials have resided in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, since the outbreak of the war between government forces and the Houthi group in 2015.

Political components criticize the continued residence of the president and his government in Riyadh.

The deputies said in a message to them, "We demand that they return to any part of Yemen and perform their duties towards the homeland and the citizens from within the territory of the Republic of Yemen."

In the letter, the deputies called on the Yemeni government to "withdraw from the Stockholm Agreement for Hudaydah Governorate, in western Yemen, and work to complete the liberation of the rest of the country's governorates from the Houthi militia."

The deputies called for activating state institutions in the liberated areas, extending state influence and control over them, bringing down the rebellion, and restoring the state and the capital, Sanaa.

In a related context, Yemeni activists demonstrated in the city of Taiz, denouncing the rapid deterioration of the local currency and the rise in prices.

Protesters held banners calling for a rescue of the local currency, which is collapsing amid government silence.

The prices of food and consumer goods are witnessing an unprecedented rise in Taiz and a number of Yemeni governorates, while the Yemeni riyal has deteriorated significantly without any government measures taken to save it.

Strikes on Sanaa


In another context, the Saudi-led coalition launched an attack in the early hours of this morning, Saturday, on two targets in the capital, Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthi movement.

Reuters quoted informed sources that the coalition fighters launched nine air strikes on the Military Engineering Department camp in Sanaa and the headquarters of the National Security Agency.

The spokesman for the Yemeni forces supported by the coalition in Hodeidah, Wadah al-Dabish, said that the coalition targeted a meeting of the senior leaders of the Houthi group in the camp.

There has been no official confirmation yet from the Saudi-led coalition.

Saturday's attack comes after the Houthi movement said it attacked a "significant target" in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, last Thursday, using a ballistic missile and drones.

The Saudi-led coalition did not confirm an attack in Riyadh, but said it had intercepted and destroyed a number of ballistic missiles and drones bombed towards Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

It is noteworthy that the Houthis took control of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and most of the cities in 2014, after the government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi was expelled.

Saudi Arabia intervened at the head of an Arab coalition to support government forces in 2015, and until then the war has killed 100,000 people, while the Houthi group still controls the capital and many important areas.