Member of the presidium of the Southern Transitional Council, Sheikh Saleh bin Farid Al-awlaki said that the results of the external tours made by the president of the council and a number of its member was successful .
Al-awlaki , in an interview said that there are significant regional and international understanding of the need to establish a Council for the Southern leadership
Q- What are the obstacles that hindered the Council’s meeting in Al Mukalla governorate , is it true that the coalition countries put pressure to freeze Council?
A-Praise to Allah, all the efforts made over the past years and many attempts to reunite the Southerners efforts finally culminated in the Southern Transitional Council led by Aidrous Al-Zubaidi and this is a very big achievement which came at the right time.
There is no doubt that there was great enthusiasm for convening this meeting of the full membership of the Transitional Council presidium members and we have agreed that the Council should be held in the city of Al-Mukalla in Hadramaut invited by Ahmed Saeed Bin Burek
Mr Bin Burek was ready to mobilize the masses for this great occasion and we have agreed for the duration of the meeting not to exceed 5 days .Soon after that Mr Burik had to leave because he was called to the KSA where he was delayed there and had to miss the meeting. Despite that all members of the presidium where able to attend the meeting except three members .
The news which circulating that is there is pressure from the brethren in the Gulf to freeze the council is not true , they are just rumors to dampen the mood and spirits of the people of the South .
Q- Media sources are claiming that some members of the Transitional Council are detained in the in the UAE States is it true ?
A- No, it is not true Mr Zubaidi had circumstances which enabled him to return and we have poor means of transportation to and from the abroad but there is no doubt that the Coalition will stand by us to achieve our goals .
What are the outcomes of the external tour of talks by the president , the deputy president and council members?
Things are going well, the Southern issue has been pending since 1994 ,problems have surfaced in the last ten years and we all have been hoping over the years that some of these States will embrace a Southern Conference but circumstances did not permit time but all states are now dealing with our case with interest .
Q-Can I say that there is a regional and international understanding that there is a need for the composition of a representative?
A-Yes, there is great understanding, that's what we noticed through our meetings with officials from several countries.
Q-Ben Dager threatened to bring back the militias to Aden again, what is your comment?
A- Ben Dager is known to all for his shady outlook towards his official and he is a person who continuously changes loyalty ,one day he is with the socialist party and the other he with Ali Saleh and today he is a fan of Hadi despite that we are firm on the ground and we will continue for as long as we can .
Q-What are your plans for the near future? Will you establish a military Council?
A-Members of the council are working continuously and are preparing for the future work of the council. The possibility of establishing a military Council the task of the military personnel and there is no difference between us and them.
Q-The people of the South are preparing for the anniversary of July 7th what will your pledge to the masses be ?
A-July marks the month of the occupation and at the same time it is commemorating the victory of the South in July 2017 so with our faith in Allah we all have great hope in building our Southern State.
The Southern state will not exclude anybody and it will not be confined to a particular group or tribe .
At the same time we are telling our brothers and people in the North that we will always be brothers and your businesses and interests in the South will not be touched an advice to you is that it will be for your benefit to support us .
We will invite the masses to march and congregate on the anniversary of the 7th of July, to respond to the call of duty.
This message is sent out to those in the country and abroad , to the allies and the United Nations.