Hadi calls on Yemenis to rise up against Houthis after Saleh’s death



DUBAI: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi called on Yemenis on Monday to rise up against the Iran-aligned Houthis after the death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Speaking in a speech carried live on the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television, Hadi also called for a new chapter in the fight against the Houthis, who were allied with Saleh before he turned on them and offered to back the Saudi-led coalition.

Yemen’s rebel-controlled interior ministry on Monday announced the “killing” of former president Saleh. The development was confirmed by Saleh’s General People’s Congress party.