Saudi Arabia’s dirty hands in Yemen in October
Saudi authorities have prevented six ministers of Hadi government to back to the southern port city of Aden, political sources reported on Monday.
On hi Facebook page, Hadi’s Minister of Education, Abdullah Malas said he was prevented from accompanying Hadi’s prime minister, who was scheduled to travel to Aden on the basis of the Riyadh Agreement.
On the other hand, political sources in Riyadh confirmed that Saudi Arabia prevented a number of ministers of the government of “Hadi”, including ministers of youth and sports, oil, health, deputy minister of service, and undersecretary of interior ministry “Hadi” from leaving Riyadh airport to Aden.
Yemeni activists widely criticized Saudi Arabia’s occupation forces for raising their country’s national flag on the rooftop of a Yemeni famous landmark in the southern port city of Aden .
The Saudi flag was raised by its occupation forces on the top of Yemeni historical Sirah Castle, the activists said in social media, considering it as violation to Yemen’s sovereignty.
The Saudi forces entered Aden earlier this month to force the implementation of Saudi-brokered “power-sharing deal” between the southern separatists and Hadi’s militias.
Head of the so-called Southern National Alliance of Social Forces Sheikh Walid Nasser al-Fadhli has vowed an uprising against Saudi forces in all southern provinces of Yemen.
“Saudi Arabia has received the management of the southern provinces after the failure and withdrawal of the UAE, noting that it (Saudi Arabia) is going in the footsteps of the latter (the UAE) in the southern provinces but with a very arrogant manner,” al-Fadhli said in a press statement .
The head of the National Committee for Prisoners Affairs in Sanaa, Abdul Qadir al-Mortadha, confirmed that the coalition and Hadi’s forces have reneged on the UN-sponsored prisoner exchange agreements reached in Sweden and Amman.
In tweets late on Friday, al-Mortadha confirmed that they (coalition and Hadi government) have refused to open their prisons to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
After international media reported that there is a peace talks in Oman between Sanaa and Riyadh. Hadi’s advisor, Abdul Aziz al-Jabbari, expressed a shocking position on the status of the “Hadi’s government” of those talks, stressing that there are fears of Saudi betrayal of Hadi’s “legitimacy.”
“The government of legitimacy has remained in the dark about what the Saudis are negotiating with the Houthis,” al- Jabbari told The Associated Press.
Jabbari also expressed his fear that Saudi Arabia would be able to contact a deal with the Houthis to end the war in areas under their control, saying that “this would be a grave mistake and deeply regrettable on the part of the Saudis.”
Saudi forces deployed and reinforced by military and armored vehicles on Wednesday in various areas in Aden province.
The Saudi troops, their tanks and armored vehicles deployed in Maashiq palace surround, international Aden’s airport and headquarter of coalition’s leadership.The deployment came after southern transitional threats against the Saudi forces.
Activists on social media launched an online campaign at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, denouncing Saudi military interventions and their ambitions in Mahrah province in eastern Yemen.
The activists said the campaign demands the rejection of the Saudi military presence in Mahrah province.
Saudi occupation forces forced the leaders of UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Socotra province on Monday to lift sit-in camps, according to local sources.
The sources said that Saudi Arabia issued an urgent directives to the STC’s Command to lift all sit-in camps in front of a gate of the government compound in the province, threatening to use military force.
Saudi occupation forces at the beginning of the month closed Aden International Airport and diverted all civil flights in force to Seiyon Airport, sources said.
The sources affirmed that the local authorities in Aden city, which are loyal to the exiled Hadi’s government or UAE-backed the southern transition council, have become unaware of what Saudi forces are doing in Aden.
According to observers, the Saudi forces followed the UAE steps in creating new militias to take militarily and economically over Aden, Shabwa and Mahrah.
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.