Yemeni official : UAE withdrawal from the south is a plot to absorb anger
The governor of Aden, southern Yemen, run by UAE, main part of the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, and leader of the Southern Movement, Tariq Sallam, said that the announced withdrawal of some troops by the Saudi and Emirati forces is a new tactic to absorb the anger of the people of the southern provinces, adding that it is working to find more than militias and plans to ignite chaos in the south.
The results of the battles fought by the Yemeni army forces in the depth of Saudi Arabia, imposed on the barbaric invader force it to use new tactics to absorb the tension that exists among the people of Yemen in the southern provinces, adding that more than one paid fighter is being found and is planning a massive chaos in the south. “We do not differentiate between Saudi and Emirati agenda because it is directed and moved from far,” Sallam referring to the American-Israeli agendas.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is trying to “turn into another Israel” by spending billions of dollars on importing weapons.
“Three countries in the region believe they can maintain their security through their relations with the United States,” Zarif said in an exclusive interview with Al-Araby TV on Tuesday, whose full version will be aired on Wednesday.
However, he added, they are wrong to think they can import their security from America because these weapons will be used to achieve the goals of Israel.
Zarif lashed out at the excessive arms imports of certain regional countries, saying, “The United Arab Emirates is spending billions of dollars on armaments and wants to be a second Israel in the region.”
The way of the UAE policy towards what is taking place in our region, especially the war against Yemen, it is involved in, is progressing rapidly. Starting with the tweets of the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, through the statements of Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and ending with news of the UAE’s reduction of its military presence in Yemen.
Many reasons have been behind the illusion experienced by some UAE officials during the past years, including the vulnerability of Yemenis, which made the UAE to continue the war against the Yemeni people, without expecting any reaction for the crimes committed in Yemen. But the painful blows of the Yemeni army forces to the depth of the countries of the coalition, including the UAE, freed its officials from some of the illusions they suffer from.
Germany’s opposition Green Party called on its government to make clear stand to the UAE actions in the war against Yemen.
“German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has to find clear terms and make it unambiguously clear to the UAE Crown Prince that Germany and Europe are waiting for a radical political change and an immediate end to the war in Yemen,” German parliamentarian, Claudia Roth, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
Yemeni and foreign rights activists closed the entrance of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Belgian capital Brussels with iron chains to protest against its crimes in Yemen and other countries.
The UK foreign secretary was due to host the Saudi and Emirati foreign ministers in London on Friday, as well as David Satterfield, a US acting assistant secretary of state and a Middle East veteran.
According to the Guardian newspaper, Jeremy Hunt is to make a fresh effort to keep the Yemen peace process alive. He confirmed that he faces pressure from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to declare that Yemeni army forces have failed to abide by commitments to move their forces from Hodeidah.
A US journalist revealed important details about the UAE’s relationship with Blackwater, which works to hire paid fighters to fight anywhere and on demand. The newspaper reported that while signing an agreement to bring fighters, Mohammed bin Zayed did not bring Muslim fighters out of fear they could not kill their Muslim brethren. The New York Times newspaper stated that the UAE signed with the company, headed by billionaire Eric Prince founder of (Blackwater,) an agreement which is a secret contract worth $ 529 million for the services of 800 paid fighters.
The UAE part of Yemen’s 13,000-year-old civilization is one of the wonders of the war in Yemen, a UN consultant said. “One of the wonders of the World, the wonders of the war and conflict in Yemen, is that the 50-year-old UAE, which was called the coast of Oman, today occupies and dominates a large area, islands, coasts and ports of Yemen, which the age of its civilization and its ancient history is approximately 13,000 years ” said Marianne John, advisor to the UN Security Council for Middle East Affairs. She pointed that UAE prevented Hadi from returning, supports separatist paid fighters and terrorist cells, and occupies islands, ports, coasts and airports.
Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, confirmed that one of the most prominent manifestations of rapprochement between Israel and Saudi Arabia is intelligence cooperation, and that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel are always sharing a lot of intelligence on the security risks described by Iran. Haaretz newspaper pointed out that the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, sought to defend, Mohammed bin Salman, in the wake of the assassination of Khashoggi, noting that Netanyahu is betting on the role of Riyadh in the success of Trump’s strategy to isolate Iran.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.