Abdul Aziz Jabbari, Deputy Speaker of the Yemeni Parliament, said that the goal of the Saudis and Emiratis is to control the political decision in Yemen, while the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information, Muhammad Qizan, said that Abu Dhabi had begun establishing military bases and seized large areas in the strategic Socotra archipelago, following the control of the Southern Transitional Council. UAE subsidized on the southern governorate.
Jabbari added, in an interview on the “Without Borders” program on Al-Jazeera broadcast yesterday evening, that the Yemeni people will not accept the imposition of ministers and officials on the government, and Jabari called on Abu Dhabi and Riyadh to hand over the institutions to legitimacy and leave Yemen.
Jabbari blew a surprise by saying that the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Muhammad Al Jaber, is the real controller in the Yemeni scene by issuing decisions and “decrees”, as he deals with Yemenis as followers, and this destroys Yemeni legitimacy, which is totally unacceptable. Jabbari stressed that the Yemenis would not accept any dictates or subordination to anyone, calling on Saudi Arabia and the UAE to deal with the Yemeni people and officials with respect.
The deputy speaker considered the meetings between Emirati and Iranian officials and the trade exchanges between them as evidence of the lack of will to confront Iran in Yemen. Abdul Jabari, who is also an advisor to the Yemeni president, said that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have other accounts in Yemen, and that they want to become regional powers at the expense of the Yemeni people.
In a related context, the Yemeni Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information said in an interview with Anadolu Agency that the UAE’s ambitions were revealed through the control of Yemeni ports and islands, and its support for many militias seeking to secede. .
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Last June, the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council took control of Socotra Governorate in the Indian Ocean after it was invaded by force of arms, which was described by the Yemeni government at the time as a “coup against legitimacy.”
The same spokesman added that, after the Transitional Council took control of Socotra, it detained large areas of the governorate and prevented Yemenis from reaching these places with weapons.
The Yemeni official added that the legitimacy leadership must sit down with Saudi Arabia, and speak clearly and credibly about the reasons that diverted the coalition’s compass from its goal and prolonged the war.
He pointed out that “it is unreasonable to talk about liberating 80% of Yemeni lands, and the government cannot return to any liberated governorate,” adding, “It is illogical to talk about restoring Sana’a from what he described as Iran’s militia, while Socotra is handed over to the UAE militias.”
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information added that it cannot be said that the Saudi-led coalition came to support legitimacy, while the UAE, through what he described as its militia at the legitimate airports, prevents the plane of the President of the Republic, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, from landing in any liberated Yemeni governorate.
It is noteworthy that the Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015, after the Ansar Allah group (the Houthis) seized power in late 2014.
However, the UAE, which is the second largest component of the coalition, supported in the following years a faction in the south seeking to separate the southern governorates from the rest of the country, and the matter is related to the Southern Transitional Council, which entered into a war against the legitimate government forces in recent years and was able to expel it from the temporary capital of Aden in the year The past, and took control of a number of areas in the south, including Socotra Governorate.