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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres attends the High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Aden– An official source in Yemen’s legitimate government strongly criticized allegations and misgivings promoted by the member of the delegation negotiating for the rebels’ team, Dr. Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi in his remarks to the BBC on the UN Security Council resolutions on Yemen.

The sources told Yemen News Agency on Monday that UN Security Council Resolution 2216 on Al-Houthi coup against the legitimate authority in Yemen was clear and required no explanation as it “calls on the coup militias to immediately withdraw from all regions under their control, especially the Yemeni capital Sana’a, in addition to the prompt delivery of weapons, the immediate release of detainees, as well as the commitment to the Gulf initiative, the outcome of the comprehensive national dialogue and the relevant Security Council resolutions.”

The sources stressed that the alliance between Houthi rebels and ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana’a has provided political and military cover for the coup, and contributed to concealing crimes committed by the Houthis against the Yemeni people.

The sources said that al-Qirbi has lost his credibility as a politician, through his statements about the presence of a president other than the legitimate head of the country, Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

“The reign of Ali Abdullah Saleh has ended,” the sources stated, adding that the decision was currently in the hands of the Yemeni people.