Yemen's mouth piece Saba News Agency said claims of an al-Qaeda plot to takeover oil facilities in Mukalla are baseless and false.
Yesterday, international media quoted a government spokesperson claiming the plot was real. Officials told Yemen Post international media exaggerated the details of the incident.
A government official told Yemen Post that the mistake is joint, with New York Times holding a big portion of the mistake for adding details to the story that did not happen, and the spokesperson the remaining of the fault.
The Saba statement comes half a day after government' spokesman, Rajeh Badi was initially quotes saying, "There were attempts to control key cities in Yemen like Mukala and Bawzeer."