In Yemen: A war of priorities, not agenda

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A single plot can branch out to cover several conspiracies and scenarios of disruption and complexity. This is what the mullahs want to achieve with their agent the Houthis who are trying to expand in Yemen and stab the Gulf Arab states in the back.

There is no doubt that the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia remains strong and stable and that malicious viruses that are lurking about will only give the Arab Alliance new immunity and strength, for as it is said “what does not kill you makes you stronger”, which is confirmed by the recent Saudi-UAE statement.

The Saudi-UAE alliance will not be affected by any differences even if there may be some variation of opinion, because such an alliance is based on a stable relationship and a strategic necessity and bonds between the two brothers and allies.

Despite years of war imposed on Yemen by Iran’s agents, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi have been working together as allies. They recognize - individually or bilaterally – the need to evaluate the actions that they take and quickly reveal who is trying to strain their relationship - Iranian agents, Muslim brotherhood, and others.

There is no doubt that the statement issued by the two countries is sufficient, as well as the tweet by Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid Bin Salman as he described the Saudi-UAE relationship as the “cornerstone of security and stability in the region, in front of projects of extremism, chaos, and division”, as well as UAE minister Anwar Gargash who said that the relationship between the two countries is an existential strategy. This means that the Saudi-UAE relationship is inseparable.

The strong alliance has overcome the Aden and Shabwa crisis by the Southern Transitional Council, which is supposed to be a partner in the Saudi-led Arab coalition, in which the UAE is an active member. The coalition called for an immediate ceasefire and a withdrawal from military positions controlled by the legitimate regional and internationally recognized government of Yemen. In this context, Saudi Arabia called on the Yemeni parties to hold a dialogue in Jeddah.

It should be stressed that the Transitional Council is locally, morally and internationally required to abide by the ceasefire, go to the dialogue and use its negotiating skills. The Council should be well aware that the priority is to liberate Yemen, North, South, East and West, from the clutches of the Houthis who are carrying out an Iranian sabotage project not just in Sana’a, but also in Baghdad, Beirut, and Damascus!

The problem of Yemen is not in the attitude of one side against another but in the expansion of internal conflicts and disputes, which may distract the coalition’s efforts and military action and impose complications that will only benefit Iran and its agents.

Certainly, the liberation of Yemen requires confidence between all of the Yemeni parties and a sincere unity and national action in the field, not theorizing and clashing in air-conditioned halls. The priority is to focus on the completion of the task and return Yemen to its people and rid it of Iran and its cronies of traitors and agents.

— The author is a Saudi writer. Follow him on Twitter: @JameelAlTheyabi


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