On Friday, the US State Department dealt a strong blow to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, by canceling the decision to classify the Ansar Allah movement for the Houthis in Yemen. “A global foreign terrorist organization,” with its leaders remaining on the sanctions list.
On December 30, the administration of former US President Donald Trump included the Houthis on the list of terrorism. It considered a terrorist organization.
The US State Department statement said that the decision to cancel the classification will take effect from February 16.
The statement added that the decision came in consideration of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen, following global and other warnings to members of Congress. That the ratings could have a devastating effect on Yemenis’ access to basic commodities.
The US State Department statement indicated that “the leaders of Ansar Allah Abdul Malik Al Houthi, Abdul Khaleq Badr Al Din Al Houthi and Abdullah Yahya Al Hakim are still subject to sanctions. It confirms that it will continue monitoring the activities of the movement and its leaders, especially the explosive boats attacks against commercial shipping in the Red Sea and the unmanned missile attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The State Department said that “the actions of Ansar Allah and their intransigence prolong this conflict and entail grave humanitarian costs.”
It affirmed its commitment to “helping US partners in the Gulf defend themselves, including against threats emanating from Yemen. Many of which are being implemented with the support of Iran. ”
The US State Department stressed that Washington will double its efforts, along with the United Nations, to end the war. Calling all parties to work for a permanent political solution.
On February 4, US President Joe Biden announced that his country would stop supporting military operations and arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. He appointed Timothy Lenderking as a special envoy to solve the Yemeni crisis.
Dhahi Khalfan, Deputy Chief of Dubai Police, criticized US President Joe Biden, after the latter announced that he had put an end to US arms sales and support. For the Saudi-led military coalition against Yemen.
Khalfan accused, in a tweet monitored by “Watan,” Joe Biden of supporting the Brotherhood, the Houthis and homosexuals, saying: “Biden’s focus is on helping the Houthis, the Brotherhood and homosexuals.”
The Emirates sold Saudi Arabia
Dhahi Khalfan’s tweet came hours after the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, disavowed his country’s participation in the Yemen war. Along with Saudi Arabia, which leads an Arab coalition, saying that the UAE ended its military intervention in Yemen last October.
The tweet sparked angry and cynical reactions from the delirium of Dahi Khalfan, who tried to link between Biden’s decisions and the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as homosexuals and the Yemeni Houthi group.!
Khalfan was earlier subjected to widespread criticism after he predicted that Joe Biden would not complete his presidential term, indicating that his old age would not be able to do so.
Khalfan also said that Biden would flirt with Iran and pave the way for the Brotherhood’s return to power in a number of Arab countries, and he also said that he would fail to confront China.
Gargash: We have ended our military intervention in Yemen
Gargash said in his tweets monitored by “Watan”: “The UAE, out of concern for the end of the war, ended its military intervention in Yemen in October of last year.”
The UAE official added, “The UAE has supported the efforts of the United Nations and various peace initiatives, and has remained one of the biggest sponsors. Humanitarian aid to the Yemeni Prime Time Zone ”. According to him.
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 it with military and logistical support.
Saudi Arabia responds
In a shy comment, Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said that his country supports diplomatic efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen.
Bin Salman said in a tweet on his Twitter account, monitored by “Watan”: “The Kingdom affirms its continued support for diplomatic efforts to reach. For a comprehensive political solution in Yemen ”.
Khalid bin Salman indicated that this is according to the three references. He affirmed Saudi Arabia’s support for “Yemeni legitimacy” politically and militarily in the face of the Houthis supported by Iran on all fronts and firmly.
This comes on the heels of Biden’s announcement that the United States will stop its support for the Saudi-led Arab coalition operations in Yemen. But he pledged to continue helping the kingdom defend its territory.
Biden and the Yemen war
In his first speech at the State Department, on Thursday, Biden announced the return of US diplomacy. “The United States is back, diplomacy is back, and we will rebuild our international alliances,” he said.
He made clear that he would support democracy and human rights in all countries of the world, calling for an end to the war in Yemen.
Biden announced an end to US support and arms sales to the Saudi-led military coalition in this country.
“We are strengthening our diplomatic efforts to end the war in Yemen, which is a war that has created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe,” he said.
He stressed that this war must end, adding: “Confirmation of our determination, we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen. Including arms sales. ”
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.
The American Democratic Party opposes the war on Yemen
The Democratic Party that won the presidential elections, represented by Biden, had expressed its opposition to the continuation of this war.
The party submitted a number of bills that were aimed at ending it, but it was always in collision with the veto of former President Donald Trump.
According to writer Hussein Majdoubi, the process of ending military support for the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the military dictionary means primarily. To stop sales of military ammunition used by combat aircraft.
This is exemplified by the writer, in rockets and smart bombs. Accordingly, the countries cannot exhaust the ammunition they possess in anticipation of future confrontations.
The White House announced a freeze on arms sales a few days ago, and Saudi Arabia is finding it difficult to find a European alternative to US ammunition.
In the second place, according to the author, the freezing of the intelligence that the Pentagon used to provide to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi and obtain it. By means of satellites and monitoring by means of drones, such as the Houthi position and their movements, as well as places for storing ballistic missiles.
And he says: “In the third place, the American experts have withdrawn from Saudi Arabia, including the Green Beret forces that Trump sent to Saudi Arabia. Beginning of March 2018 to help the Saudis, especially in the south of the country.
And he continues: “In the fourth place, the American experts who oversee the Patriot batteries may be withdrawn to intercept Houthi missiles.
Houthi missiles hit the Saudi rear
The Houthi missiles struck the Saudi rear for the first time in November 2017, and the Patriot did not succeed in intercepting them.
The New York Times wrote in December 2017 that the Patriot failure posed a real threat to US national security because the Patriot was. Failed to intercept insufficiently advanced missiles.
The Pentagon believed in the weakness of the Saudi experts and dispatched a team of American experts to intercept the missiles. He also sent additional systems. From the Patriot to Saudi Arabia at the time, but he withdrew two batteries last May.
Cessation of military support is the only way to force Riyadh and Abu Dhabi to stop the war in Yemen after five years of confrontations. Without achieving any victory other than displacing the majority of the Yemeni Prime Time Zone.
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