South Yemen


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South Yemen

a former republic in SW Arabia, on the Gulf of Aden; now a part of Yemen: became a republic in 1967; merged with North Yemen in 1990
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Major Aidarous Al Zubaidi, the former governor of Aden, told France 24 Arabic TV on Tuesday the council seeks to revive the once sovereign South Yemen state that united with the north in 1990 through a referendum, but not before ousting the Iran-backed Al Houthis from Sana'a.
The crisis has further deepened in Aden amid recent calls for the secession of South Yemen and bomb attacks by terrorists.
At the same time South Yemen adopted radical stands on Arab issues, backing its fellow 'Marxist-Leninist' elements within the Palestinian movement, the PFLP and the PDFLP, at the expense of al-Fateh, the existence of which it refused initially to acknowledge, denying legitimacy to the United Arab Emirates, when it became independent of Britain in 1971, and seeking, ineffectually, to block the entry of a new Omani regime into the UN and the Arab League in 1971.
Following the independence of South Yemen from the British in the 1960s, Hadi rose to prominence in the southern republic's new military, reaching the rank of major general.
Fierce clashes in south Yemen killed at least 25 people overnight, followed by a fresh wave of pre-dawn air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition against positions of the Huthi Shiite rebels in Aden, the region's main city.
Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh the other day, that the legitimate government of Yemen, led by President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi, has moved to South Yemen he meant to say that the government has moved to the South Yemeni city of Aden following the Houthi coup in the capital Sanaa.
Secretary of State meant specifically the government's move to the city of Aden located south Yemen, the source explained.
Hadi's escape to Aden has turned what was the capital of an independent south Yemen before unification in 1990 into a diplomatic hub.
Saudi Arabia has supported independence for South Yemen in the past.
1977: President Anwar al-Sadat of Egypt breaks all relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria and South Yemen.
30, 1967, the last British soldier left and South Yemen became independent.
I will not allow anyone to haggle over the issue of the south of Yemen's unity," Hadi said in a speech marking the 46th anniversary of the independence of South Yemen from British occupation.

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