In First Speech, Defiant Yemen President Challenges Shiite Rebels Who Once Held Him Captive

In his first speech since fleeing the capital, Yemen's embattled president has struck a defiant stance, challenging the Shiite rebels who once held him captive. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said Saturday that the Houthi rebels' rule in Sanaa and elsewhere in Yemen is "a coup against constitutional legitimacy." Speaking from Aden, Hadi declared the city a "temporary capital" for the Arab world's poorest country.

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