In September 2014, Obama bragged that Yemen was a foreign policy success story.
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu resigned today after being held captive by Shiite Houthi rebels earlier this week.
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned on Thursday, a government source said.
Just before, Prime Minister Khaled Baha offered his government’s resignation to Hadi, saying it did not want to be dragged into “an unconstructive political maze”.
This was an apparent reference to a stand-off between Hadi and Yemen’s powerful Houthi movement.
Hadi in his resignation letter to the Parliament Speaker: I apologize to the Yemenis. We have reached a deadlock. pic.twitter.com/3tqaS5E5S3
— Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) January 22, 2015