Al-Khubji Reviews the Political Report of the Southern National Assembly

2022-12-03 03:08:42

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Al-Khubji Reviews the Political Report of the Southern National Assembly

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Al-Khubji Reviews the Political Report of the Southern National Assembly

  Member of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, Head of the Political Department Dr. Nasser Al-Khubji reviewed today the political report submitted to the first opening session of the STC National Assembly.

           In The Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful

  Dear brothers and sisters / Members of the National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council.
 At the outset, we congratulate you on behalf of the STC Presidency for holding the first opening session of the STC National Assembly.

  Holding the first opening session of the STC National Assembly represents an important turning point in the march of political and institutional action and your meeting represents the southern current situation and the ability of southerners to form an integrated political system, as the National Assembly represents the legislative institution.

  The Southern Transitional Council, basing on the legitimacy granted to it and the people's mandate of the President of the STC Presidency, Major General Aidroos al-Zubaidi in the historic declaration of Aden on May 4, 2017 that followed by forming the Presidency of the Southern Transitional on May 11, 2017, the president of the Southern Transitional Council Aidroos Qasim al-Zubaidi has issued the resolution No.(8) of the year 2017 in the 30th of November 2017, to form the National Assembly, in accordance with the standards approved by the Presidency that consists of elites and representatives from all segments of the society and the political spectrum.

  In your first session today, December 23, 2017 We put before you our political report, in which we will shed light on the current political situation of the South, the formation of the Council and what have been achieved and what to be achieved from the national goals that meet the will of the people of the South and the requirements for political and organizational action.


  The South as a people has its existence and identity that strike deep in history as one of the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula, Allah Says in the Holy Quran:"(49:13) Human beings, We created you all from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another. Verily the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the most God-fearing of you.28 Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.".

  Arab peoples, like other nations, have been living wars and conflicts,  the strong despises the weak till the date of the emergence of States with the internationally recognized borders that represents a great human and civilization development confirmed by the UN charters to consolidate the great human relationship among the peoples and nations of the world. A relationship that bases on respect and good-neighborliness as stipulated by all divine laws and positive laws.

  The State of the South, known as the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, is a recognized State with sovereign features and international borders and it is a member of all regional and international organizations.

  The south is linked as a state and people to its Arab nation and its national causes. the southerners like other Arab peoples were eager to realize the Arab unity dream and that what they have already done in the project of political unity with the Arab Republic of Yemen (the North). But the unity was built on improper grounds led to its collapse. The unity has been used as a way for seizing the South, occupying it and obliterating its existence, that was clear since the first day, by the Northern breaching of all the conventions and Agreements held, launching assassination campaign against the southerners, committing collective genocides as the treacherous massacre of the southern soldiers in Imran and the invasion of the south in the 7the of July 1994 to make it under unfair colonial policies, practiced in the South by the victor of the war during the past years and the northerner still look at the South as a branch of the origin.

  The claim of a historical right for what is known as Great Yemen, canceled the respect for states and borders, it does not target the south only but it's a threat to all of Yemen's neighbors. Denial of states and borders is an inherent approach in the Northern forces and it has nothing to do with civilized values it's fully compatible with gangs and extremist terrorist groups. Therefore, the restoration of the South is a respect for the concept of States and their borders.

  Yemen's unity has failed since the first day and turned into a full-fledged occupation, that's why the southerners began their political path for liberation which was embodied by the Southern Peaceful Movement al-Hirak in 2007, which as consequence, the people of the South were subjected to practices of oppression, torture, murder and detention and infringement of rights and the practice of all forms of violations.

  Because the unified state of Yemen (Republic of Yemen) was built on the wrong and destructive foundations that made it a focus of conflict and failure, a place for extremist groups and a threat to its neighbors. So it was normal that the wrong established unity turned into chaos,political vacuum and fight among the 1994 Alliance partners that led to the Gulf agreement which the South was not a part of it, nor in the dialogue, which officially recognized the failure and collapse of unity, the dialogue in which the participants instead of correcting the path and restore the rights to their people, they rooted the failure, escaping from the solution and creating a new version of the occupation, the outcome of that dialogue was a reference to "war" resulted in a more complex situation and more frightening scenarios. They were not looking for a system, law, justice and equal citizenship, but were looking for new reasons to justify and allow them to continue plundering the wealth of the South.


  The coup of the Houthis and their allies and the outbreak of the war in 2015 is a result of many accumulations, the latest was adopted at the dialogue conference as a war project, the war of the Houthis in 2015 for invading the south and constituted national risks that stimulated the southerners to fight the Huthis and their ally Saleh who bear the Iranian project that threatens security and peace at the local, regional and international levels. The southern resistance was subsequently formed and led to the liberation of the southern lands and the expulsion of the occupation forces and their tribal and coupist militias from the South with direct support from the Arab coalition countries.

  The harsh historical experience that the southern people have been through gave them many political lessons and undoubtedly confirmed that there is no alternative to the restoration of the State of the South on its entire national territory to meet the legitimate aspirations of the people of the South and the right to gain political entitlements as affirmed by all the divine and international laws.

  The revolutionary and militant process that the people of the South embodied with their different dimensions and collective efforts made by various forces of the Southern Movement, led to the emergence of the Southern Transitional Council as a political framework to represent the southern people and their cause in all the local and international forums.


In this historic day of our people's march towards liberation and independence and from the eternal capital of the South, Aden, The people of the South starts a new stage for establishing the state of order and institutions as their eyes follow the first session of the National Assembly that considered the beginning of work at various levels to meet the aspirations of the southern people.

  It is an opportunity for us to put you in the scene of events and ongoing changes, its current repercussions and future implications on the south, through the following :

First: Dimensions and implications of the security and economic situation on the South:

  Despite the new reality that came out of the post-war phase of 2015 represented by enabling the southerners to liberate their land which comes as a natural and objective result of a series of events and developments produced by the Yemeni crisis. However, the South still faces great risks at various levels, threaten its security and stability in its present and its future, the most important can be summarized as follows:

1. The Security Situation:

At the local level and despite the terrorist operations that hit the South, the status of terrorist groups is obviously more vulnerable than before and will become increasingly fragile as security work continues to track down caches of dormant terrorist cells.

The newly born southern security services managed to weaken terrorist groups and to secure the provinces of the south, achieving historical victories on terrorism thanks to the people's will and the southern environment that rejects extremism and to the support of our brothers in the Arab coalition and the international community countries.

In view of geo-strategic analysis elements of the South situation, protecting (Bab al-Mandab) and the international trade corridor can only be achieved by elements guaranteeing the protection of the interests of the world, by the existence of a State capable of protecting the interests of the world, represented by the State of (the South)and this is the commitment of (The Southern Transition Council) and one of it's priorities .

  Therefore, the requirements for strengthening security and enhancing stability can be identified by:

A. Requirements for strengthening local security:

- Forming a professionally and physically trained security force to combat terrorism using modern technical tools.

- Immunizing the southern society from the dangers of terrorism and extremism, through the positive exploitation of the energies of youth in education, construction and development.

- Establishing a unified military security intelligence apparatus in all the southern governorates.

- Providing full support for rebuilding security institutions and activating the role of police stations.

Addressing the problems of former security personnel, and establishing a mechanism to restore their rights; full and undiminished.

- Activating the work of the courts and the prosecution, to enhance the implementation of community security and fill the gaps in rights before organizations supported by adversaries that try to distort the image of the human rights situation in the South .

B. Trends in strengthening regional and international security:

- The South is a key partner with the Arab and Islamic Alliance countries and the international community in the fight against terrorism.

- Commitment to protect the security and stability of international waters and the strait of Bab al-Mandab, considering protecting local, regional and international interests as a common goal.

- The South is a key partner of the Arab Alliance countries in combating Iranian ambitions and standing in the face of its deliberate interventions to destabilize the region.

2. The Economic Situation:

Since the expulsion of the coupists from the south, the economic situation continues to collapse for several reasons, most of all, the Yemeni government - which is under the control and influence of the northern parties and forces, hostile to the people of the south - deliberately  put the people under all kinds of tragedies and collective punishment, using its control over the political and administrative decision which is reflected on the living condition, the government deprived the southern provinces of the most basic requirements of a decent life such as salaries and necessary services in addition to its support for security imbalances that undermine the stability and advancement of the South and disrupt any efforts to deal with post-war files and the reconstruction of the state institutions in the southern governorates.

The main implications of the current economic situation are as follows:

- Depriving citizens of basic services is a violation of human rights and a clear violation of article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

- The continuation of collapsed national economic situation will increase burdens on the citizen by worsening people's living conditions, spreading unemployment, deteriorating services and increasing poverty rate.

- The continuation of the bad economic and service situation will reflect negatively on the security, political and social aspects and constitutes a threat to security and even can be exploited by terrorist parties to use young people.

- The economic situation in the south affects the northern battles against the Houthi coup and create a mistrust in the north which can prolong the war and multiply its repercussions and its its burden on the humanitarian situation and on the security and stability of the neighboring countries.

Second: The Repercussions of the Political Situation and its impacts on the South:

Southern people and its leadership have been targeted and subjected to political, security and media offensive by the forces dominating the decision-making in the legitimate government, which continue to adopt policies to harm the South, dodging its cause and circumventing the after-war situation; benefits and gains that can not be compromised. For avoiding the danger by those practices, it was natural for southerners to head for their legitimate choices, that was embodied in the mandate of the people to form a southern political leadership, it was expressed in (Aden Historical Declaration) issued by the one million rally in 4 May 2017 and resulted in the formation of (the Southern Transition Council) followed by the appointment of (Presidency of the Council) on 11 May 2017 headed by Major General Aidroos al-Zubaidi and was confirmed successively by the southerners through a number of rallies granting their confidence and support for the STC leadership in managing the transitional phase, representing the southern people and bear the banner of their cause in all forums.

  Since the creation of the Southern Transitional Council, The eyes of the southern people are staring at it, putting high hopes that the  cause will be represented and the struggle path of the revolution of the southern people will be finalized to achieve the desired goal of the restoration of the State of the South as confirmed by the political vision of the Southern Transitional Council.

  When looking at the current situation and realizing the enormous tasks to be accomplished by the Council, especially in a very exceptional and complicated situation in addition to the local and regional impacts, therefor, the council takes firm and well-studied steps.