WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The State Department spokesperson underlined that she could not confirm or release additional details about Hadi’s whereabouts.
“We were in contact with him earlier today… this morning,” Psaki said. “We have been in close touch with him over the last several days as have many GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] countries.”
The security situation in Yemen has deteriorated in the past weeks as the country is split among opposition Houthi fighters battling troops loyal to President Hadi in the center of the country and al-Qaeda militants gaining a foothold in the south.
On Friday, a twin suicide explosion at two mosques in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa killed at least 137 people. A Sunni militant group affiliated with Islamic State movement claimed responsibility for the attacks targeting Shiite Houthi worshippers.