03-07-2020 07:57 PM Jerusalem Timing

Yemen’s Ansarullah Rejects Federalism Scheme

Yemen’s Ansarullah Rejects Federalism Scheme

Yemen’s Ansarullah powerful opposition group rejected on Wednesday a blueprint for dividing the Arab Peninsula state into six regions under a new federal system.

Yemen: Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-HouthiYemen's Ansarullah powerful opposition group rejected on Wednesday a blueprint for dividing the Arab Peninsula state into six regions under a new federal system.

"There are attempts to go round the structure of the old Yemeni state," the group said in a statement.

"Some people try to impose the six regions in the new constitution in a bid to go round the peace and partnership agreement," it added.

The movement argued that the peace and partnership agreement, which was signed by Yemen's political forces in September, rules out the division of the country into six administrative regions under a federal system.

Yemen has been in turmoil since the ouster of long-serving President Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2012.