by Fuad Rajeh
SANAA http://www.carolinahurricanesteamstore.com/adidas-jordan-staal-jersey , Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- After almost one-month house arrest by the Houthi group, Yemen's outgoing President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi confirmed Sunday that he is carrying on with presidential duties after he left the country's capital Sanaa which is under the control of militia.
"Earlier today, President Hadi was in the first meeting with top military officials at the fourth Regional Military Command and the governors of four southern provinces of Aden, Lahj, Abyan http://www.carolinahurricanesteamstore.com/adidas-joakim-nordstrom-jersey , Al-Dhalea," a government official in Aden said on condition of anonymity.
Observers said Hadi's statement puts pressures on the Houthi group and the ongoing negotiation of political factions which is still in deadlock, and may facilitate the efforts of the United Nations to find a solution to salvage the political process in Yemen.
Observers said the statement of Hadi meant he has already resumed his duties and that his return is the only guarantee for salvation of the political process and ending the deadlock.
"During the meeting, Hadi confirmed that he is continuing to carry out his duties as the legitimate president and reassured his commitment to the political process-based on the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative as the main reference," the source in Aden said http://www.carolinahurricanesteamstore.com/adidas-jeff-skinner-jersey , adding that Hadi also urged all state institutions in Aden and other provinces to comply with the constitutional legitimacy.
Abdul Salam Muhammad, head of ABAAD studies and research center, said Hadi's return was the right move on the right time after Houthi militants failed to form a government or reach a deal with other factions to address the power vacuum following the resignations of Hadi and the cabinet.
"Hadi is still the consensual leader and his status makes him able to straighten the situation out whatever it happens," Muhammad said.
Anis Mansour, a political analyst and writer based in Aden http://www.carolinahurricanesteamstore.com/adidas-janne-kuokkanen-jersey , said local factions, the public and the international community stand by the legitimacy of Hadi and that's why his return will guarantee there will be neither external isolation on Yemen nor internal complications.
"The situation in Yemen has become worrying due to persistent power vacuum and deadlock coinciding with growing concerns by the West over potential al-Qaida threats. All reasons have combined for Hadi to be the man who can handle Yemen's dilemma," Mansour said.
Hadi's release came a day after the UN envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, said Yemeni factions made a breakthrough on the political crisis and almost a week after a UN resolution called on Houthi militants to release Hadi http://www.carolinahurricanesteamstore.com/adidas-jake-bean-jersey , cede power and evacuate from public buildings in two weeks and join talks without conditions.
The breakthrough was a preliminary agreement on the shape of legislative power through keeping the parliament valid and forming the transitional body.
The parliament and the transitional body will merge to form the national council which will be the legislative power during the transition period.
In January, Hadi and the cabinet submitted resignations after the Houthi group tightened their grip on power through seizing the presidential compound and brigades.
The parliament failed to convene to approve or reject Hadi's resignation.