Emirati sources revealed the details of a sudden decision by the Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq, regarding the war in Yemen, noting that the decision angered Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.
Mohammed bin Zayed is angry
The sources said, according to the Emirati Secrets account, that Mohammed bin Zayed was overwhelmed by great anger after the intervention of the Sultanate of Oman. Surprising events in Yemen ”.
The Emirati account indicated, according to a tweet monitored by “Watan”, that this is by playing the role of mediator to build talks. Between the United States and the Houthis.
Big anger takes over #Mohammed_Ben_Zayed After interference #Sultanate of Oman Sudden events #To whom By playing the role of mediator to build talks between the United States and the Houthis #UAE Secrets pic.twitter.com/nb0MJkv14p
– Emirati secrets (@asraremaratia) March 6, 2021
Earlier, media reports revealed that UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed offered a number of dictations. On the Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Ahmed bin Mubarak during their recent meeting in Abu Dhabi.
Sources told “Emirates Leaks” that the UAE stipulated meeting its strategic ambition of a permanent, multipurpose military presence in Yemen.
The sources indicated that the UAE is focusing on the Yemeni islands of strategic importance, especially the island of Socotra, located in the Indian Ocean, and the island of Mayon (Prime), located in Bab al-Mandab, south of the Red Sea.
In addition to asking the UAE to expand into other Yemeni ports, such as Al-Mokha, Balhaf, Hadramout, Al-Mahra, and Socotra.
Yemen is witnessing a war that has entered its sixth year between the forces loyal to the legitimate government, with the support of a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and the Houthi militia, who have controlled several governorates since 2014.
Haitham bin Tariq and the Yemen war
Earlier, Gulf sources revealed secret direct talks between the new US administration. And the Houthi group in the Sultanate of Oman.
According to the sources, those talks are being led by the US envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, in order to reach an agreement. To a formula to stop the war in Yemen.
Reuters reported, citing US sources, that the talks, which neither side had officially announced. It took place in the Omani capital, Muscat, on February 26th between the US envoy to Yemen, Timothy Lenderking. And the chief negotiator of the Houthi group, Muhammad Abdul Salam. Who is based in Muscat for his foreign diplomatic moves.
She indicated that the Muscat meeting came within the framework of the new carrot and stick approach of US President Joe Biden, who announced last month that he would stop US support for the Saudi-led military campaign.
Biden also reversed his predecessor Donald Trump’s decision to designate the Houthis terrorists.
She stated that Lenderking met with Abdul Salam in Muscat after his meeting with Saudi officials and United Nations officials in Riyadh, and he also visited the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar during his regional tour.
The sources said Lenderking pressured the Houthis to halt their attack on Marib and encouraged the Houthis to engage in activity with Riyadh in hypothetical ceasefire talks.
In addition, the US Treasury Department imposed, on Tuesday, new sanctions on military leaders from the Houthi group.
America accused the group of buying weapons from Iran and organizing attacks, after the organization intensified its attack on Saudi Arabia and intensified its offensive on the ground in the Yemeni governorate of Ma’rib.
Mohammed bin Zayed’s orders
Earlier, Yemeni media said that security forces in Shabwa revealed dangerous details about an Emirati officer called “Abu Muhammad”, who was assigned by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed to a dirty mission in Shabwa with the aim of causing chaos.
The scandal of the Emirati officer, who was working underground, began after a number of terrorists were arrested in Shabwa, and they confessed to him and revealed his identity.
The Special Security Forces revealed in a statement that a number of defendants (previously arrested) revealed the Emirati identity.
She stated that the character manages the chaos operations and the targeting of army and security personnel, and assassinations in Shabwa.
The statement also clarified that “the defendants confessed to managing the chaos file and financing operations by an Emirati officer named Abu Muhammad.”
The Emirati officer “Abu Muhammad”, according to their testimony, supervises the cell members and provides them with the sums of money to carry out sabotage actions in the governorate.
The statement warned that “the defendants revealed details of plans to target military sites and carry out assassinations of leaders in the legitimate governorate.”
He said he had entrusted the tasks of recruiting personnel within the military units to create chaos.
In addition, the defendants also revealed “members of a cell tasked with planting mines and improvised explosive devices, and they receive money for each operation they carry out.”
The statement did not publish any additional details about the Emirati officer or his whereabouts.
Southern Transition Board
Although the UAE announced the end of its military intervention in Yemen, it is accused in attempts to divide the country that has been in war since 2011.
The UAE is accused of providing support to the Southern Transitional Council, which seeks to divide Yemen, control its south, and provide military and logistical support to it.
A failed alliance since 2015
It is worth noting that, since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has led the Arab coalition, which has been launching intensive military operations in Yemen.
This alliance comes in support of the internationally recognized Yemeni government loyal to the President, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and which is fighting the Houthi forces.
This translates the announcement of US President Joe Biden, the end of military support for the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. To stop selling war ammunition and providing reconnaissance information without ruling out the withdrawal of Patriot systems that protect Saudi Arabia from Houthi missiles.
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