Al-Beidh told al-Jazeera journalists in an interview Friday that Yemen could no longer stay united after former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime allowed northerners to pillage South Yemen's resources, acting as a colonial force.
Al-Beidh who has been in exile since 1994 civil war said he was eager to return to his homeland and share his people's suffering and struggle.
Aden Online wrote al-Beidh was planning to make a comeback on the political arena and spur on the creation of a new southern independent state.
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