Former French Ambassador to Yemen: The Iranian Presence in Yemen Just Propaganda
Quoted from YP Agency that former ambassador of France to Yemen, Gilles Gauthier, has expressed optimism about the start of the upcoming negotiations, revealing the falsity of the Saudi-Emirati coalition in its war on Yemen.
“I have been optimistic for a month to stop the war on Yemen. The US recent endeavors are not indicative of its love for Yemen and Yemenis, but for its fear of losing Saudi control over Yemen,” Gilles Gauthier said during a show aired by F24 channel on Tuesday.
He added that every day Saudi Arabia is in a loss, and will not be able to advance one inch in the Yemeni mountains, no matter the amount of forces it uses.
Gauthier stressed that since the beginning of the war, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is in a vulnerable position, and wants to get out of the dilemma of his battle in Yemen, a weakness that the Americans are exploiting.
The former ambassador said that the world should understand that the exiled Hadi government is just a ghost that represents nothing and cannot even control Aden. Therefore, the Hadi regime is only a tool for Emiratis and Saudis, according to Gauthier.
He further affirmed that “the Houthis”, as Ansarullah is called in Western media, are now the strike force and have the majority on the ground, especially in northern Yemen.
Speaking about the alleged Iranian presence in Yemen, he said: “There are no Iranians in Yemen, this is propaganda and the US knows it very well. There is no evidence to prove any Iranian presence.”
Gauthier’s statements are especially important considering the fact that France is a major European supporter of Saudi Arabia, and has delivered large amounts of weapons to the kingdom.
The National Delegation team members headed by Mohammed AbdulSalam left Sana’a International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, heading to Sweden in order to participate in the consultations to be held in the coming days under the auspices of the United Nations.
Since 2015, thousands of civilians, mostly children and women have been killed by Saudi airstrikes. Reports say that the Saudi-led coalition is committing daily crimes in Yemen.
The Saudi war has resulted in bringing famine to more than 14 million Yemeni civilian, which is half the population.