The STC Recommits on the 30th Anniversary of Disengagement Day to Restore State of the South and Build State of Partnership, Equal Citizenship, Development, Security, and Stability

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Declaration of Disengagement Day from the Yemen Arab Republic, the STC extends its best greetings to the people of the South, both in the homeland and abroad, to the Southern Armed Forces, and to all segments and components of the people of the South. This declaration came as a result of the 1994 war of invasion against the South, which led to the violation of the South's land and people. It aimed to subjugate our people and confiscate their will and national identity.

The Declaration of Disengagement Day on May 21, 1994, was a resounding rejection of the attempt by the forces of the Yemen Arab Republic, tribal, military, and religious, to dominate the South through war. This declaration marked a new reality for the Southerners, one that rejected the outcomes of the 1994 war and gave rise to the legal legitimacy to restore and build the state of the South, as affirmed by the statement of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in the Abha region in June 1994, the statement of the Gathering of States of the Damascus Declaration, and UN Security Council resolutions 924 and 931 of 1994, which affirmed the illegitimacy of imposing unity by force and called for the resolution of the unity issue through dialogue. This is something that the forces of the July 7, 1994, regime continue to evade to this day, giving rise to the revolutionary legitimacy of all components of the Southern national action to resist occupation in all its forms and throughout the various stages of its struggle.

The STC takes this opportunity to reiterate its national commitment and its ongoing efforts to achieve the liberation goals of the Southern People's Revolution and the Southern Resistance by completing the project of disengagement and building a state of development, security, and stability in the South on the foundations of equal citizenship, justice, and national partnership, which were laid down and enshrined by the Southern national consensus in the Consultative Meeting and the Southern National Charter, as sound foundations and principles for building the modern independent federal state of the South.

The STC salutes the cohesiveness and steadfastness of the masses of our people, the Southern security services, and the Armed Forces, in their courageous confrontation against all attempts to target the South on the battlefronts with the terrorist Houthi militias, in confronting terrorist organizations in the theater of operations, and in confronting all forms of targeting of our cause and national will, politically, economically, militarily, and security-wise, with an unwavering national will that knows nothing but victory.

Glory and immortality to the martyrs of the South

A speedy recovery for the wounded and freedom for the detainees

Issued by:

The Southern Transitional Council (STC)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Aden, the capital