Secretary General of the Southern Movement Abdullah Al-Nakhibi has demanded President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi to reconstruct the army and security services, and dismiss relatives of the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh from these services.
He said that armed groups that were trained in Iran and that have ties with the Houthi group infiltrated to peaceful protests and clashed with security forces in an Aden protest on Saturday.
Al-Nakhibi affirmed that Iran cooperates with Al-Beidh to provide support to some armed factions in Al-Beidh, considering the defeat of Al-Qaeda in Abyan was as a setback to, al-Beidh, Houthis, Iran and other radical groups.
In remarks to Akhbar Alyawam, he said that the armed men are affiliated to the former southern president Ali Salim al-Beidh were sent to Aden with the aim of provoking chaos acts and turmoil.
He held Al-Beidh responsible for violence, urging the southerners to continue their struggle peacefully and abandon violent behavior and calling Hadi to resend all properties of the southerners that were taken over by some officials and powerful figures.
Two protesters were killed and one man was left "clinically dead" in the clashes which took place in Al-Mansura district of Aden on Saturday, while trying to get into a public square in the Mansoura district of the Arabian Sea port city.
About 25 protesters were arrested the protest that was held to commemorate the day in 1994 that government forces from Sana'a stormed Aden at the end of a brief civil war, but they were released hours after the deadly clashes.