President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi discussed on Saturday with the ambassadors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and the five permanent members in the Security Council the challenges facing the GCC-brokered, west backed power transfer deal. During the meeting, they reviewed a range of topics, topped by the latest developments in the national arena and the steps taken so far within the framework of implementing the GCC-deal that eased out the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power after ruling Yemen for over 33 years. They further discussed the ongoing plans to hold the national dialogue to be kicked off soon, as maintained in the political settlement signed in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on November 23 of last year. Hadi briefed the ambassadors the latest developments in the war against the terror network of al-Qaeda in the southern part of the country as government forces dislodged them in the recent times from their strongholds. He stressed that the only way to exit the current situation is by committing to the GCC-deal, its executive mechanism and the UN resolution no 2014. He further warned that if the deal is not respected then Yemen might plunge into a dark tunnel. He further called on all sides to engage with good faith and to cooperate in order to restore peace, security and stability in the country.