Yemen's Hadi to go to U.S. for medical treatment: government source

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi salutes during a visit to the country's northern province of Marib July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Owidha

DUBAI (Reuters) - Preparations are under way to transfer Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to the United States tonight to receive medical treatment, a Yemen government source told Reuters on Sunday.

The head of the country’s internationally-recognized government, who has lived in exile in Riyadh since the Iranian-aligned Houthi group captured the Yemeni capital in 2015, has been treated for a heart condition since 2011.

Two Yemeni officials told Reuters that Hadi would stay in the United States until the United Nations General Assembly meeting at the end of September.

Writing by Stephen Kalin; editing by Andrew Roche