Yemen's Shiite rebels say President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled the rebel-controlled capital earlier this month, is "wanted for justice" for harming the national interest.

The rebel-run news agency SABA on Tuesday quoted a statement from the rebels, known as Houthis, saying that the group's Revolutionary Committee is monitoring the "suspicious" activities of Hadi, who escaped to the southern city of Aden, which is not controlled by the rebels.

The group says Hadi's "reckless and erratic actions harmed the Yemeni people, its security, stability, economy and life" and called on the world community to consider him a fugitive from justice.

Hadi resigned from the presidency after the rebels placed him under house arrest last month, but retracted the resignation after arriving in Aden.