Site detection “DepositedThe American, in a press report, stated the position of the UAE ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, on the efforts of the US Congress to end the war in Yemen.
Youssef Al-Otaiba rides on an American congressman
Al-Otaiba was so angry at the efforts of Democratic Representative Ro Cana who is leading efforts to end US support for the war in Yemen that he shouted at him during a meeting.
“I was completely surprised,” Kanna told the American website. “An ambassador of a country never came to my office and shouted at me.”
“This act led me to believe that there is real arrogance, a real feeling of bullying,” he added. A feeling that he thinks he’s so strong that he can act that way. And I’ve never really seen that before. ”
Kanna, a California Democrat, said he does not remember exactly when the meeting took place, but that subsequent meetings with Otaiba were quieter.
“We met once or twice and Otaiba toned down that in subsequent meetings, but I thought that was an indication,” he added. To the extent these interests are entrenched.
The ambassador denies raising his voice
Richard Mintz of The Harbor Group, who represents the UAE in Washington, said the ambassador denied raising his voice on Kanna.
According to the American website, the return of democrats to power, including political figures, were opposed by the UAE. Because of the Iran nuclear deal at the end of the Obama administration, Ambassador Al-Otaiba is placed in a sensitive position.
According to the site, this is given the leadership role of the UAE in facilitating the practices of former President Donald Trump. Throughout the Middle East.
The American website also reported, “Otaiba is among the most famous foreign ambassadors in Washington, despite the small size of his country.
According to the site, Otaiba is known for his charm, lavish parties, charitable work, and a wide range of friends at levels. Supreme in Washington.
Earlier, the US President, Joe Biden, called for an end to the war in Yemen, announcing an end to subsidies and sales. American weapons for the Saudi-led military coalition in this country.
“We are strengthening our diplomatic efforts to end the war in Yemen,” Biden said in his first speech at the State Department. It is a war that has created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe.
Since 2015, Riyadh, with the support of Abu Dhabi, has led a military alliance with the Yemeni government in the conflict between it and the rebels. The Iranian-backed Houthis, who control large parts of Yemen.
Since the start of the war, tens of thousands of Prime Time Zone have been killed in that country, most of them civilians, while millions of others have been displaced, causing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.
The US President stressed that “this war must end,” adding, “As a confirmation of our determination, we are ending all American support.” For offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including arms sales.
Biden revealed that Secretary of State Tim Lenderking has appointed a US special envoy to Yemen to push for a diplomatic solution. “We must restore morale in our diplomatic institutions,” he said.
Biden also stressed, at the same time, that Saudi Arabia is an ally of the United States. “Saudi Arabia is facing threats,” he said in his speech. We will continue to support them to protect their territories from attacks by Iranian-backed groups.
A sweeping change of American policy
Biden’s decisions regarding Yemen are part of Washington’s desire to bring about a comprehensive change in US policy in the Middle East.
The administration of former US President Donald Trump had designated the Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels a terrorist organization.
And that was just a day before Biden was inaugurated, a move that raised concerns that it could jeopardize relief operations.
De-designation of the Houthis as a “terrorist organization”
On Friday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced the removal of the Houthi group from the terrorism list, starting next Tuesday. With the Houthi leaders remaining under UN sanctions.
Blinken urged all parties to work towards a lasting political solution in Yemen.
He said de-designating the Houthis as a terrorist group aims to ensure that Washington’s policies do not impede the provision of humanitarian aid. He stressed that a political solution is the only way to end the crisis.
He added that Washington will continue to draw attention to the destabilizing activity of the Houthi group, and to pressure it to change its behavior.
He also affirmed his country’s commitment to assisting its Gulf partners to defend themselves against the threats supported by Iran in Yemen.
He explained that they continue to closely monitor the activities of the group and its leaders, stressing that Washington will continue to support the implementation of United Nations sanctions against the Houthi leaders.
He pointed out that the leader of the Houthi group, Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, and the leaders of the group, Abdul-Khaleq Badr Al-Din Al-Houthi and Abdullah Yahya Al-Hakim, are still under sanctions.
Urgent response from the Houthis
A member of the group’s Supreme Political Council, Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi, responded to the decision, describing it as positive.
He said in a press statement: “We await new decisions to stop America’s malign behavior by continuing the aggression and blockade on Yemen.”
A US State Department spokesman had said a week ago that the ministry had informed Congress of its intention to cancel the classification of the Houthis. In Yemen a “terrorist organization”. After President Joe Biden announced the end of US support for the Saudi-led offensive operations in Yemen.
The 6-year-old war in Yemen has resulted between the legitimate government and the Saudi-Emirati alliance on the one hand. And the Houthis, with Iranian support, on the other hand. Tens of thousands have died, and millions have been displaced.
This war left what the United Nations described as a humanitarian catastrophe.
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