عودة أميركية إلى «اليمن»: لماذا يتأخّر إعلان الهدنة؟

 الإثنين 6 شباط 2023

يعزّز الأجواء التشاؤمية، عودة الترتيبات العسكرية في المحافظات الخاضعة لـ«التحالف» (أ ف ب)

رشيد الحداد

صنعاء | تواصِل الدبلوماسية العُمانية بذل المزيد من الجهود على طريق إزاحة العقبات التي لا تزال تحول دون إعلان تمديد الهدنة في اليمن، على رغم توصّل الرياض وصنعاء إلى تفاهم على فصْل الملفّ الإنساني عن الملفَّين العسكري والسياسي. وبالتوازي مع ذلك، يأتي إعلان وزارة الخارجية الأميركية عودة مبعوثها، تيم ليندركينغ، إلى المنطقة، ليثير الخشية من ضغط أميركي متجدّد في اتّجاه تكريس الوضع القائم، ومنع الإعلان عن اتّفاق نهائي. وفي هذا الإطار، لا تستبعد قيادات في صنعاء أن تضطرّ الرياض إلى التراجع عن التزاماتها والانقلاب على تفاهماتها مع «أنصار الله»، وخاصة أن المبعوث الأميركي سبق له أن تسبّب بإفشال اتّفاقات سابقة غير معلنة، أواخر تشرين الأول من العام الماضي، كما سبق لصنعاء أن اتّهمت واشنطن ولندن بإفشال جهود تمديد الهدنة.

وممّا يعزّز الأجواء التشاؤمية تلك، عودة الترتيبات العسكرية في المحافظات الخاضعة للتحالف السعودي – الإماراتي، وأحدثُها تشكيل ما يزيد على ثمانية ألوية عسكرية بقِوام أكثر من 20 ألف عنصر سلفي تحت مسمّى «درع الوطن»، ومنْحها صفة رسمية من قِبل رئيس «المجلس الرئاسي» رشاد العليمي، وكذلك رفض الحكومة الموالية لـ«التحالف» التراجع عن قراراتها الاقتصادية الأخيرة المتمثّلة في رفْع سعر الدولار الجمركي على الواردات التي تدْخل إلى ميناء عدن، والتي من شأنها مضاعفة معاناة اليمنيين. ويُضاف إلى ما تَقدّم، استمرار التصعيد العسكري السعودي ضدّ سكان القرى الحدودية مع جيزان في محافظة صعدة، وتأخّر الموافقة السعودية الرسمية على مطالب صنعاء المتّصلة بالملفّ الإنساني.

نفت قيادات في صنعاء توقّف المشاورات بين الأخيرة والرياض


مع ذلك، تؤكد مصادر دبلوماسية في الحكومة الموالية للتحالف، لـ«الأخبار»، استمرار الجهود الإقليمية والدولية لتذليل الخلافات، مستدركةً بأن تلك الجهود التي كانت حقّقت تقدّماً في مسار السلام، لا تزال من دون نتائج عملياتية حتى الآن، في وقت دعا فيه رئيس بعثة الاتحاد الأوروبي، جبرائيل فيناليس، وسفراء عدد من الدول الأوروبية، خلال زيارتهم أواخر الأسبوع الماضي لمدينة عدن، إلى دعم المساعي الهادفة إلى إحلال السلام. أمّا في صنعاء، ومع دخول الشهر الرابع منذ انتهاء الهدنة من دون إعلان تمديد جديد لها، ومرور نحو شهر على الحراك الدبلوماسي المكثّف الذي رفَع سقف التوقّعات الشعبية برفع الحصار عن مطار صنعاء وميناء الحديدة وصرف المرتّبات من دون استثناء، فقد نفى عضو الوفد المفاوض، حميد عاصم، الأنباء عن توقّف المشاورات بين صنعاء والرياض، منبّهاً في الوقت نفسه إلى أن «أنصار الله لا تملك المزيد من الخيارات في هذا الجانب، فإمّا السلام الشامل أو العودة إلى الحرب»، مؤكداً «رفْض صنعاء طلب الرياض بخصوص المنطقة العازلة على الحدود اليمنية السعودية بعرض 30 كلم». بدوره، توقّع وزير الدولة في حكومة الإنقاذ، عبد العزيز البكير، «انفراجة وشيكة» خلال الأيام القادمة، وقال، في تغريدة، إن هناك مؤشّرات إلى استجابة السعودية لمطالب «أنصار الله»، وهو ما سيتيح إعلان الاتفاق والشروع في تنفيذ بنوده.

ومع اقتراب انعقاد جلسة خاصة لمجلس الأمن لمناقشة مستجدّات الأوضاع في اليمن منتصف الشهر الجاري، حيث من المقرّر أن يقدّم المبعوث الأممي إحاطته الدورية بشأن الجهود الأخيرة لإحياء الهدنة وفقاً لجدول أعمال الجلسة الذي أُقرّ الأربعاء الماضي، أعلنت الولايات المتحدة بدء مبعوثها إلى اليمن جولة جديدة في المنطقة تشمل الإمارات وعُمان والسعودية، قائلةً إن ليندركينغ سيحثّ الأطراف كافة على تكثيف مشاركتهم مع الأمم المتحدة لإطلاق عملية سياسية يمنية – يمنية، يمكن أن تنهي الحرب بشكل دائم. وفي هذا الإطار، شدّد المبعوث الأميركي على ضرورة اغتنام أطراف الصراع فرصة التهدئة للبدء بهذه العملية، لافتاً، في كلمة بمناسبة مرور عامين على تعيينه، إلى أن الهدنة ساعدت على تهيئة الظروف لمفاوضات سلام شاملة.

كي على ضرورة اغتنام أطراف الصراع فرصة التهدئة للبدء بهذه العملية، لافتاً، في كلمة بمناسبة مرور عامين على تعيينه، إلى أن الهدنة ساعدت على تهيئة الظروف لمفاوضات سلام شاملة.

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Rate of Executions in Saudi Arabia Almost Doubles Under MBS

February 02 2023

By Staff, Agencies

The rate of executions carried out by Saudi Arabia has almost doubled under the rule of the de facto leader, Mohammed bin Salman [MBS], with the past six years being among the bloodiest in the Kingdom’s modern history, a report has found.

Rates of capital punishment are at historically high levels, despite a push to modernize with widespread reforms and a semblance of individual liberties. Activist groups say the price of change has been high, with a total crackdown on the crown prince’s political opponents and zero tolerance for dissent.

Pledges by MBS – who has consolidated extraordinary powers across the Kingdom’s business spheres, industrialists and elite families – to curb executions have not been kept, the new data shows, with each of the six years that he has led the country resulting in more state-sanctioned deaths than any other year in recent history.

Between 2015 and 2022, an average of 129 executions were carried out each year. The figure represents an 82% increase on the period 2010-14. Last year, 147 people were executed – 90 of them for crimes that were considered to be nonviolent.

On 12 March last year, up to 81 men were put to death – an all-time high number of executions, in what activists believe was a pointed message from the Saudi leadership to dissenters, among them tribal groups in the country’s eastern provinces.

The report – prepared by two organizations, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights and Reprieve – says: “Saudi Arabia’s application of the death penalty is riddled with discrimination and injustice and the Saudi regime has been lying to the international community about its use.

“The death penalty is routinely used for non-lethal offences and to silence dissidents and protesters, despite promises by the crown prince that executions would only be used for murder,” it added. “Fair trial violations and torture are endemic in death penalty cases, including torture of child defendants.”

The kingdom is considered one of the leading exponents of capital punishment in the region, with only Iran thought to execute more people a year. In the last six years there have also been slight increases in numbers of executions of children, women and foreign nationals, as well as mass executions and executions for non-lethal offences. A moratorium on capital punishment for drug crimes was recently lifted.

Prince Mohammed has introduced extensive reforms across Saudi workplaces and society, giving women more access to gainful employment and changing social norms that had, for the four decades that followed the Islamic revolution in Iran, kept genders strictly segregated and enforced an ultra-hardline interpretation of Islam.

But while there was already little room for dissent under the Kingdom’s absolute monarchy, Prince Mohammed has taken intolerance to new levels, with political and business rivals subject to mass detention and financial shakedowns, and family members of officials that have fled the country being detained for use as leverage to get them back to the kingdom.

The death penalty is seen as one of the new regime’s more visceral tools.

“It’s literally a sword that hangs over all of us, anyone who dares to defy him,” said one Saudi royal in exile in Europe. “It’s either that, or being disappeared. Think Gaddafi. Think Saddam. That’s where we are now.”

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Sanaa condemns execution of two Yemenis residing in Saudi Arabia

January 2, 2023 

Source: Agencies

By Al Mayadeen English 

Yemen’s Ministry of Human Rights calls on international organizations to take a stance rejecting the Saudi regime’s execution of two Yemenis residing in Saudi Arabia.

Yemen condemns the Saudi regime’s execution of two Yemeni citizens (AP)

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights in Sanaa condemned on Sunday the Saudi regime’s execution of two Yemenis residing in Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, the Yemeni Ministry pointed out that the crime of executing citizens Mohammad Muqbil Al-Wasel, 27, from Dhamar Governorate, and Shajaa Salah Mahdi Jamil, 29, from Ibb Governorate, came after unfair and non-public trials, where the victims were deprived of the right to defend themselves.

According to the statement, the Saudi regime refrained from giving information to the relatives of the victims about the circumstances of the execution, which under international human rights law is considered torture, ill-treatment, and a crime.

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights stressed that this crime is added to a black record and long lists of collective and individual execution crimes committed by the Saudi regime against its people and Yemenis, as many Yemeni expatriates were previously executed in similar circumstances.

The statement underlined that these crimes are a disgrace to the advocates of democracy and freedom of opinion and expression, which the United Nations, especially the US, claims to uphold.

The Yemeni Ministry called on all organizations, peoples of the world, and free countries to take a stance in the face of the crimes of the Saudi regime and condemn this crime, holding the international community and the Security and Human Rights Councils responsible for the continued crimes of the Saudi regime.

Last November, the Dhu Ali tribes called on human rights bodies and organizations to assume their moral and humanitarian responsibility by forming an independent investigation committee into the crime of arresting, torturing, and killing the Yemeni expatriate in Saudi Arabia, Ali Al-Ali, as well as other crimes.

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia executed twice as many people in 2022 as it did in 2021, according to statistics released today by AFP.

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Ansarullah: Yemen Has Upper Hand in Deterrence, Seeks ‘Permanent Ceasefire’ with Saudis

January 1, 2023

The spokesman for Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement has reiterated the National Salvation Government’s determination to strike a permanent ceasefire, stressing that the military might of the Yemeni Armed Forces and their allies deters all threats.

Mohammed Abdul Salam, who is also head of Yemen’s national negotiating delegation, told the al-Masirah television network that the Sana’a-based government is resolved to reach a strong and permanent truce, and is serious about the separation of humanitarian issues from political and military matters.

“What put the brakes on Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemeni civilians and pillage of the country’s oil reserves and natural resources was the fear of painful retaliatory opportunities from Yemeni soldiers and their allied Popular Committees,” Abdul Salam noted.

He said the enemy is extremely disappointed because of the unity of the Yemeni society, and the latest parades of troops from various units of the Yemeni Armed Forces also proved that Yemeni troops have the upper hand in terms of self-defense and deterrence.

“Some member states of the Saudi-led coalition sought the extension of the UN-sponsored ceasefire without any additional clauses. We, in return, did not accept such obstinacy. The other party is after a ceasefire, which does not care about humanitarian issues so that it can sort out its priorities within the framework of war and siege,” Abdul Salam pointed out.

The senior Yemeni official went on to emphasize that the National Salvation Government wants to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.

“[The National Salvation Government] is looking for a permanent ceasefire, and has already presented its standpoints to the Omani diplomatic delegation. Any solution to the Yemen conflict must secure payment of salaries to all civil servants from oil and gas revenues, and must draw on the 2014 budget,” the Ansarullah spokesman said.

Abdul-Salam stated that any solution should include the reopening of airports and seaports and the release of prisoners. “Our demands are legitimate and realistic,” he said.

Source: Press TV

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US Interests ‘Legitimate Targets’ If Washington Keeps Supporting Saudi War on Yemen – Ansarullah

December 17, 2022 

By Staff, Agencies

A senior member of Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement warned the United States against its continued support for the devastating Saudi onslaught and all-out blockade against the country, saying that Washington’s strategic interests in the region would be the “legitimate targets” of retaliatory strikes by Yemeni armed forces if American statesmen do not abandon the policy.

US President Joe Biden’s administration pulled the plug on Senator Bernie Sanders’ bill to stop unconstitutional US participation in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, which the US Senate was expected to vote on this week, Abdul Wahhab al-Mahbashi said in a statement on Thursday.

He added that Biden presented himself as a dove of peace during his presidential campaign, and even pledged a halt to US support for the Saudi war in Yemen, but it is now fairly clear that the 80-year-old American politician wants to continue the aggression and is complicit in the Riyadh regime’s crimes against the Yemeni nation.

Mahbashi emphasized that the Biden administration is deceiving the US public opinion as well as the international community, and obstructs any initiative aimed at cessation of the Saudi war.

“There is no difference among US administrations, as they do not care about peace and human rights. They are terrorist administrations responsible for onslaughts on world states,” the senior Ansarullah official said.

He noted that Washington’s strategic interests in the region would be the “legitimate targets” of retaliatory strikes by Yemeni armed force in the face of the substantial US support for the Saudi war.

“The Saudi-led coalition of aggression has failed to break the willpower and perseverance of our nation. Our people are absolutely determined to endure all pains and suffering for the sake of final victory,” Mahbashi said.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states.

The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the Ansarullah movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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وزير الدفاع: سنتعامل بقوة وحزم مع أي تطور يمثل تهديداً أو مساساً بالسيادة الوطنية

 ديسمبر 13, 2022

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أكد وزير الدفاع، اللواء الركن محمد ناصر العاطفي، أن الأمن البحري للمياه الإقليمية اليمنية ستكون له الأولوية في المرحلة المقبلة.

وقال وزير الدفاع، في حفل نظمته هيئة الاستخبارات والاستطلاع اليوم في صنعاء بالذكرى السنوية للشهيد: “مضيق باب المندب وخليج عدن والبحر العربي والامتداد الإقليمي لأرخبيل سقطرى والجزر اليمنية هي أرض يمنية سيادتنا عليها كاملة”.

وأوضح الوزير العاطفي، في الحفل الذي حضره نائب رئيس هيئة الأركان العامة اللواء الركن علي حمود الموشكي، أن “القوات المسلحة اتخذت كافة الإجراءات التي تضمن التعامل بقوة وحزم مع أي تطور يمثل تهديداً أو المساس بالسيادة الوطنية أو الاقتراب من السيادة البحرية”.

كما أكد أن القوات المسلحة وقياداتها وأبطالها ومنتسبيها معنية باتباع أساليب التأديب لمن ينهب أو يعبث بحقوق الشعب اليمني الصامد، وهناك خيارات تأديبية سيتم اتخاذها والآعلان عنها في الوقت المناسب.

وأضاف: “لدينا خيارات لا يلومنا عليها أحد إن لجأنا إليها، لأننا قدمنا كل السبل للوصول إلى نهاية إيجابية، لكن العدو يأبى إلا أن يسير عكس التيار وقد أعذر من أنذر”.

وتابع وزير الدفاع: “إن ما نشهده اليوم من أعمال عدائية وتآمرية وتخريبية ومن حصار، شهادة مؤكدة أن العدوان لا يريد ولا يرغب في إحلال أي شكل من أشكال السلام والتهدئة، وليس لديه أي استعداد حقيقي للتفكير بإيجابية نحو الاستقرار والسلام في المنطقة واحترام إرادة الشعب اليمني”.

ولفت إلى أن العدو يسعى لتحويل حربه المباشرة إلى صراع داخلي بين أبناء اليمن الواحد، وإحداث المشاكل وافتعالها وإثارتها، سواء في المحافظات الحرة أو المحتلة، وتفتيت النسيج الاجتماعي، وتمزيق وطمس الهوية اليمنية، والعبث بملف الأسرى، وشراء أسلحة هجومية وأنظمة دفاعات جوية، وإنشاء قواعد عسكرية في الجزر اليمنية، ونهب ثروات اليمن النفطية.

وبيّن اللواء العاطفي أن القوات المسلحة، ومن موقفها الوطني الدفاعي، لن تسمح مطلقاً بالمساس بالنسيج المجتمعي لأبناء اليمن على امتداد الخارطة اليمنية، وستتصدى لكل محاولات العبث الفوضوي بالهوية اليمنية الايمانية.

وقال: “نؤكد لدول العدوان أننا يقٍضون ونرصد بدقة واحترافية عسكرية كل المحاولات البائسة لإحداث هزات معنوية ونفسية لقواتنا، وكذا نرصد أساليب الحصار، وإذا استمر التمادي سيكون لنا حق اختيار الرد المناسب”.

واعتبر ملف الأسرى والحقوق المشروعة لأبناء الشعب اليمني من مرتبات وغيرها ملفاً إنسانياً، ولن يتم القبول بأي مناورات أو مساومات أو عبث في ذلك.. مشيراً إلى أن الإرث المشرّف للشهداء هو تاريخ حافل بالعطاء والتضحية والفداء انكسرت على صلابته مؤامرات قوى الطغيان والعدوان والفوضى التدميرية.

وأضاف: “سيظل التاريخ الإنساني يقف إجلالاً أمام التضحيات والبطولات والملاحم التي سطرها الشهداء، الذين أفشلوا الرهانات العدوانية والتآمرية، ووضعوا خطوطاً واضحة تحول دون تحقيق مآرب أعداء الإنسانية الفوضوية والتدميرية”.

ولفت وزير الدفاع إلى أن الرسالة الوطنية القوية لخطاب قائد الثورة، السيد عبدالملك بدر الدين الحوثي، في ذكرى سنوية الشهيد، بمثابة خطاب كشف الحقائق، وعلى الجميع تحمّل المسؤولية في التجسيد العملي والتنفيذ الفعلي لمضامينها على الواقع.

فيما أشار ورئيس هيئة الاستخبارات والاستطلاع، اللواء الركن عبد الله يحيى الحاكم، إلى أن ذكرى سنوية الشهيد محطة للتعريف بالقيمة العظيمة للشهادة، ودورها في مواجهة العدوان.

وأوضح أن دماء الشهداء هي مشاعل نور ومصدر للعزة والفخر لكل يمني حر على تراب الوطن.. معتبراً إحياء سنوية الشهيد مناسبة لاستذكار عظمة الشهداء وما سطروه من تضحيات في سبيل الله والدفاع عن الوطن وأمنه واستقراره.

ولفت اللواء الحاكم إلى أهمية استلهام الدروس والعِبر من عطاء وتضحيات الشهداء ومآثرهم البطولية.. وقال: “إقامة هذه الفعالية تعتبر تخليداً لمكانة الشهداء وتضحياتهم من أجل الوطن ونستمد منهم القوة والاستمرار على درب التضحية”.

وأضاف: “إن ما ننعم به اليوم من حرية واستقلال وأمن هي ثمرة من ثمار تضحيات الشهداء، ما يستدعي أن نفتخر بما قدّموه ونقول للعدو نحن استفدنا من عدوانك وأصبحنا أمة متماسكة تتسابق في تقديم قوافل الشهداء، ولدينا جيل متجلد وصابر يحمل العزة في مواجهة العدو”.

وأكد رئيس هيئة الاستخبارات أن الحرية والاستقرار، التي يعيشها الشعب اليمني اليوم لم تأتِ من فراغ، وإنما نتيجة تضحيات الشهداء، الذين أعطاهم الله مراتب ومقامات عالية.

وقال: “إننا، ونحن نحيي ذكرى الشهداء العظماء الذين هم أحياء عند الله، ندرك الفرق بين الحق الذي نحن عليه، وبين طريق الباطل الذي يسير عليه المرتزقة”.. مشدداً على ضرورة الاهتمام بأسر الشهداء تقديراً وعرفاناً بما سطره الشهداء إلى جانب السير على دربهم في التضحية بما يسهم في تعزيز القوة والثبات والاستمرار في مواجهة العدوان.

وجدد اللواء الحاكم العهد بالسير على نهج الشهداء، دفاعاً عن الوطن ومواجهة المعتدين، وإفشال مؤامراتهم حتى تحرير كل شبر من أرض اليمن.

وفي الفعالية، التي حضرها نائب رئيس هيئة الإسناد اللوجستي اللواء الركن عبدالملك الدرة ومدراء دوائر الرعاية الاجتماعية العميد مهند المتوكل والتخطيط العميد علي المنصوري والاستخبارات العسكرية العميد الركن علي أبو حليقة، أشار مدير دائرة الاستخبارات العسكرية في الكلمة الترحيبية إلى أهمية إحياء سنوية الشهداء الذين يعود الفضل بعد الله لهم فيما تحقق من انتصارات على تحالف العدوان والمرتزقة.

وأكدت الكلمة السير على نهج الشهداء في التضحية والفداء، دفاعاً عن الأرض والعرض والسيادة.

وأُلقيت كلمة نيابة عن أسر الشهداء، عبّرت عن التقدير لرئاسة الهيئة ودائرة الاستخبارات على رعايتهم لأسر الشهداء، والتأكيد على السير على درب الشهداء.

عقب ذلك، اطلع وزير الدفاع على محتويات معرض صور شهداء هيئة الاستخبارات والاستطلاع من لوحات وصور تجسد عظمة الشهداء، وما سطروه من ملاحم بطولية في مختلف جبهات الدفاع عن الوطن.

حضر الفعالية نائبا مدير دائرة الاستخبارات، العميد الركن حسين هاشم، والعميد الركن محمد زهرة، وقيادات وضباط هيئة الاستخبارات والاستطلاع.

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Yemeni Children Slam International Silence on Saudi-led Blockade, Crimes

December 13, 2022

By Staff, Agencies

Dozens of Yemeni children have staged a rally in front of the United Nations office in the capital Sanaa to denounce the international community’s silence on the tight Saudi-led blockade against the impoverished nation and the crimes perpetrated by the Riyadh regime and its mercenaries in the country.

The participants, in a statement issued on Monday, reiterated that they will continue to hold demonstrations to raise the voice of all Yemeni children to the entire world, and that they will cooperate with human rights advocates to shed light on the crimes of the Saudi-led coalition against minors, and restore their rights.

The statement censured blatant disregard by the Saudi-led coalition of aggression for international conventions and treaties on children’s rights, stating that the international inaction has emboldened Saudi Arabia and its allies to get away and press ahead with their vicious acts without any sense of remorse and accountability.

It went on to highlight that the crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition against Yemeni children are a disgrace to the whole world, and will haunt the international community forever.

Earlier on Monday, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund [UNICEF] said more than 11,000 children are known to have been killed or maimed as a result of Yemen conflict.

“The true toll of this conflict is likely to be far higher,” the UN children’s agency stated.

“Thousands of children have lost their lives, hundreds of thousands more remain at risk of death from preventable disease or starvation,” UNICEF executive director Catherine Russell said.

UNICEF also noted that at least 62 children have been killed or wounded since a UN-brokered truce, which lasted for six months, expired on October 2 after warring parties failed to agree on an extension.

“The urgent renewal of the truce would be a positive first step that would allow critical humanitarian access,” Russell said.

She added, “Ultimately, only a sustained peace will allow families to rebuild their shattered lives and begin to plan for the future.”

The UN agency also said 3,904 boys had been recruited into the fighting over the years, and that more than 90 girls had been given roles, including working at checkpoints.

UNICEF appealed for $484.4 million in funding to tackle the humanitarian crisis.

“If the children of Yemen are to have any chance of a decent future… all those with influence must ensure they are protected and supported,” Russell said.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states.

The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the popular Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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We are fully prepared if enemies decide to escalate, Al-Houthi warns

7 Dec 2022

Source: Al Mayadeen Net

By Al Mayadeen English 

Ansar Allah leader highlights the developments in Yemen and touches on a number of regional files, spearheaded by Iran and Palestine, in addition to the relationship with Hezbollah.

Ansar Allah leader Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi 

    The leader of the Ansar Allah movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, confirmed that the movement is ready and fully prepared to confront the enemies if they decide to escalate once again, warning them that “our actions will exceed [in their magnitude] any other actions in previous stages.”

    In a televised speech on the occasion of the anniversary of Martyr Day, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi stressed that “America, “Israel”, and Britain, with the complicity of their regional tools, want an occupied, submissive, and yielding Yemen, but we will not allow the occupiers to control the political situation in Yemen and plunder its wealth.”

    He further added, “The Yemeni people can never submit to the idea of their country being under occupation or to the Americans, British, Emiratis, and Saudis coming and establishing their bases in it wherever they feel like it.”

    “[Since when does] political flexibility entail accepting the occupation and leaving our beloved free people under the American, British, Israeli, Saudi, and Emirati hegemony?” he wondered.

    Al-Houthi said the enemies of Yemen “want to establish their bases anywhere in Yemen and to control its facilities, as well as its political situation to the point of being in charge of choosing who will be president or prime minister, and still, they think it is too much for our people to receive oil derivatives with their real prices and value, which can only be obtained after straining hardship.”

    He further stressed that the coalition of aggression wants to usurp the Yemeni people’s oil and gas, leaving nothing but crumbs for them with the aim of forcing dire living conditions on them, at a time when hundreds of billions go to American and European companies.

    Sayyed Al-Houthi said that from the day the armistice was signed and afterward up to this very day, they deemed it too much for the Yemeni people to get their salaries from their own oil and gas, although it is their inherent right.

    “The hostile policies of the coalition of aggression harm all the Yemeni people, even in the occupied areas,” Ansar Allah leader said.

    He further stressed that these forces do not want an army that is capable of protecting the independence and sovereignty of the country, rather, they want combat units fighting under the command of Emirati and Saudi officers who themselves are under the command of American, British, and Israeli officers.

    “The enemy spares no effort to exploit any trouble or conflicts, even if they are tribal, in order to foment sedition and instigate more bloodshed,” Al-Houthi said, warning the Yemenis against sectarianism and calling for taking action in the course of consolidating the all-inclusive identity.

    He also confirmed that “had submission and surrender been accepted, the cost of surrender would have been a lot higher,” pointing out that “the suffering that befalls the people for taking the right stance will surely be worse when responsibility is not shouldered.”

    Enemies can imprison a mercenary, even if he is a president

    On the relationship between the forces of aggression and the mercenaries, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi said, “The enemies do not respect even the mercenaries who work for them after betraying their homeland,” highlighting that some might even go as far as leaving their families hostage to the Emiratis just to prove their sincerity and loyalty.

    To prove his point, he asked, “Have the provinces that do not house enemy fronts not exposed the enemies when they went to establish military bases in Hadhramout, Al-Mahra, and Socotra?”

    He stressed that “when the Americans, the British, the Saudis, and the Emiratis want to imprison a mercenary, they are even willing to imprison even those who hold the status of president or minister and even insult and humiliate them.”

    Iran never aggressed us; Hezbollah took the most honorable stances with us

    Al-Houthi touched on the relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran and stressed that Iran did not fight or aggress on Yemen, rather, it took an outstanding stance no other country took in solidarity with the Yemeni people.

    He added, “We will never be hostile to any Islamic country just for the sake of America and Israel, no matter what their collaborators do or say.”

    Regarding Hezbollah, he said, “The enemies want Yemen to antagonize Hezbollah who took the most honorable stance alongside the Yemeni people.”

    “They also want us to antagonize the free people of Iraq without them having done anything against us,” he continued to say.

    Some Arab countries receive the Israeli President as the Palestinian blood flows

    Regarding the situation in Palestine and normalization, Al-Houthi said, “On these days, and as the Palestinian blood is shed every day, some Arab countries receive and celebrate the leader of the Zionists and emphasize partnership with the Israeli enemy.”

    He added, “The Saudi and Emirati regimes and the Al Khalifa family in Bahrain have classified the Jihad movements in Palestine as terrorist, although they are only fighting the Israeli occupation.”

    Ansar Allah leader stressed that his country is not like Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, or Bahrain, as “we cannot be dictated by America.”

    On the occasion of Martyr’s Day, Ansar Allah leader said, “One of the manifestations of Yemen’s true faith and wisdom is the great sacrifices the Yemeni people made, including offering many martyrs on the course of God, the right stance, and just causes.”

    The speech of Mr. Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi on the occasion of the anniversary of the martyr 1444 AH
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    Saudi War Killed, Injured More Than 8,000 Yemeni Children

    November 22, 2022

    By Staff, Agencies

    A human rights organization said the ongoing Saudi war and tight blockade have taken a heavy toll on children in Yemen, leaving more than 8,000 minors dead and injured in the already impoverished Arab country.

    The Entesaf Organization for the Protection of Women’s and Children’s Rights, in a statement released on the occasion of the World Children’s Day which is celebrated on November 20 each year, announced that 3,860 children have lost their lives and 4,256 others sustained injuries as a result of the seven-year war.

    The group noted that the number of disabled people has soared by 50 percent as a result of the Saudi-led aggression, stating that while the figure was at around 3 million before the war it now stands at 4.5 million now.

    The rights group further highlighted that nearly six thousand civilians have been disabled since the beginning of the Saudi-led aggression, including approximately 5,559 children, emphasizing that the actual number is likely much higher.

    Entesaf noted that at least two million and 400 thousand Yemeni children are out of primary schools; and nearly three thousand schools are either destroyed or damaged.

    It also warned that the number of children, who would have to leave school without basic qualifications may rise to nearly six million, according to the statistics of the Yemeni Ministry of Education.

    The rights group further stated that four thousand children are victims of improvised explosive devices [IEDs], bombs, landmines and remnants of war, saying that at least 131 children were killed during the six-month ceasefire in Yemen. The truce was brokered by the United Nations in April and was renewed twice.

    “More than 80 newborns die every day in Yemen due to the use of internationally banned weapons. This accounts for the high rate of premature Yemeni infants, as one third of the child births in the country are untimely,” Entesaf said.

    The human rights organization finally held the United States and Saudi Arabia accountable for all crimes and violations against Yemeni civilians, especially women and children.

    Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states.

    The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

    While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

    UN Celebrates World’s 8 Billionth Person Regardless of 80+ Yemeni Newborns Dying Everyday

    NOVEMBER 19, 2022

    By Al-Ahed News

    A baby born somewhere on Tuesday was the world’s 8 billionth person, a United Nations’ projection was eager to announce!

    “The milestone is an occasion to celebrate diversity and advancements while considering humanity’s shared responsibility for the planet,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

    However, the UN chief’s mischief goes beyond this responsibility…

    While busy counting the number of living humans on Earth, the WORLD body, whether on purpose or not, forgot about other humans who happen to be in Yemen, Palestine, and several other uncovered places on this planet.

    The UN didn’t do its homework very well. The organization would have gained more respect had it done the math the way it ought to be.

    Just two days later, an official with Yemen’s Health Ministry sounded the alarm that more than 80 newborn babies lose their lives on a daily basis because the war-torn country does not have the required medical equipment due to the Saudi-led war and blockade.

    Najeeb al-Qubati, the undersecretary of Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population for the Population Sector, announced that some 39% of babies are born premature, which shows a significant increase compared to the pre-war period.

    The official said the use of prohibited weapons was one of the reasons behind the growing trend. He said several human rights organizations have already acknowledged and condemned Saudis for using such arms.

    Yemeni medical centers are in need of some 2,000 incubators, he said, noting that 632 incubators have been provided so far.

    Since launching the war with the support of Washington in March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has used internationally-banned weapons, including US-made cluster bombs, to target residential areas, according to the Cluster Munition Monitor.

    Apart from the war, Saudi Arabia has imposed a blockade on Yemen which, combined, have claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The military aggression has destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, including the health sector.

    On Wednesday, the Yemeni Health Ministry said mosquito-borne diseases such as Malaria and dengue have been on the rise since the start of the war.

    Speaking at a press conference in al-Huadaydah, Muhammad al-Mansour, the undersecretary of Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population for the Primary Care Sector, said war and blockade were two main reasons behind the increase of epidemics and diseases in the country.

    Failure to implement to malaria control program led to a rise in cases from 513,000 in 2015 to 1,100,000 in 2019, he said, noting the rate was higher in areas where citizens were displaced such as in al-Hudaydah.

    Malaria and dengue fever claimed the lives of more than 260,000 Yemenis between 2015 and 2019, he said, naming the closure of ports which has led to delays in the arrival of equipment and medicine as one of the leading factors.

    In September, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported that the Ministry of Public Health and Population had confirmed the Saudi-led blockade had raised acute malnutrition cases to more than 632,000 children under the age of five and 1.5 million pregnant and lactating women.

    “The siege and intense bombardment with prohibited weapons caused a high rate of congenital abnormalities and miscarriages, with an average of 350,000 miscarriages and 12,000 malformations,” it said. According to the ministry, the siege led to an eight-percent increase in premature births compared to the situation before the war.

    The blockade has also increased the number of cancer patients by 50 percent. The figure showed 46,204 cases registered during the year 2021.

    The ministry said the Saudi-led war had destroyed 162 health facilities completely or 375 partially and put them out of work.

    The objective of the war was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

    Not only has the Saudi-led coalition failed to meet its objectives, it has also killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and created what the UN calls the world’s “worst humanitarian crisis.”

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    KSA fears Yemen due to strategic location, resources: Sanaa

    November 19, 2022

    Source: Al Mayadeen & Agencies

    By Al Mayadeen English 

    The head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdul Salam, stresses that Saudi Arabia’s fears of Yemen’s strength and independence are unreasonable.

    KSA fears Yemen due to strategic location, resources: Sanaa

    Riyadh’s payment of the salaries of Yemenis and the lifting of the siege on Yemen are basic demands and conditions for any agreement, the head of the Yemeni negotiating delegation, Mohammad Abdul Salam said on Friday.

    This came in an interview published by the Majal forum, under the title “Does the new Yemen represent a threat to Saudi Arabia?”

    “It is normal that Riyadh and Sanaa exchange visits on the humanitarian and political levels,” Abdul Salam said, stressing that “paying the salaries and lifting the siege are prerequisites for any agreement, and matters depend on how the Saudi regime will handle the new stage’s requirements.”

    “Saudi Arabia’s fears that a strong and independent Yemen rises are unreasonable,” he said, explaining that “mercenaries are working to exaggerate these fears in order to invest them at the expense of the country’s security and interest.” 

    Abdul Salam emphasized that the humanitarian issue is what should be the first point for any future agreements.

    Unreasonable fears

    “We believe that the Saudi side’s concerns are due to the strategic location of Yemen and its population and abundant resources,” Abdul Salam noted.

    “The Saudi regime is afraid that countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council and other countries in the region be independent and strong, let alone Yemen, the country with the largest area after the Kingdom in the peninsula, in terms of area, population, capabilities, and strategic location,” he pointed out.

    “Saudi Arabia’s best interest is for Yemen to have an independent, stable, and prosperous state,” Abdul Salam continued, stressing that “if the state is not self-managed, in accordance to its strategic interests and obligations to its people, it will be managed by external powers. This was the problem of the recent mortgage regimes, which were unable to achieve any strategic interests for Yemen.”

    However, Abdul Salam stressed that “if there are other concerns related to borders, region, and security, it is only natural that discussion of such issues takes place between the countries, as happens between any two countries.”

    The head of the Yemeni negotiating delegation then talked about the role played by some mercenaries, who stand by Saudi Arabia, “in exaggerating many fears and drawing many regional conflicts into the Yemeni arena.”

    This role “keeps Saudi Arabia from looking at the chances of peace,” Abdul Salam explained.

    Humanitarian file is a priority, and the ball is in Riyadh’s court

    Abdul Salam affirmed that “the end of the truce came as a result of previous agreements ending, which were concluded under the auspices of the United Nations, given that it had completed or exhausted its options, and the payment of salaries became a basic requirement.”

    He pointed out that the ball is in the Saudi regime’s court, because “relations between Sanaa and Riyadh are primarily linked to the latter’s position and the way it deals with it.”

    “Sanaa is on the defensive, and this is clear. As for Riyadh, it is the one leading a major international coalition and working in the international corridors on continuing the blockade on Yemen and keeping the diplomatic pressure, with the United States of America and the United Kingdom behind the scenes,” he said.

    Regarding the recent mutual understandings and visits of delegations, Abdul Salam explained that “meetings and visits between the parties for humanitarian or political goals are normal.”

    Speaking on behalf of the Sanaa government, he added that the Yemenis “support these directions, and the most important thing is that there be a tendency to discuss all humanitarian aspects, not just the prisoners’ issue, which is considered one of the basics, in addition to opening airports and ports, removing restrictions on goods, and lifting the unjust siege on Yemen.”

    International developments are an opportunity to realize the need to end the aggression

    With regard to the changes in the international and regional arenas and their connection to the Yemeni issue, the head of the Yemeni negotiating delegation stressed that despite the effects, “We believe that it will not have a significant impact, because the US and British standpoints, as well as, unfortunately, the Saudi and Emirati, are similar.”

    He pointed out that the only possible effect “goes to the Saudi side realizing that the war and aggression against Yemen are no longer in the interest of the Saudi regime, nor the future relations between the two countries or the future of the two peoples.”

    “These developments may be an opportunity to re-evaluate the situation in Yemen, in terms of peace and stability,” Abdul Salam concluded, stressing that the interest of the two countries is understanding, coexistence, dialogue, and eliminating problems.

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    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    November 17, 2022

    By Sarraa Al-Shahari

    The Saudi-US aggression is trying to remove Yemen from the world map using all tools of destruction and killing. However, they aren’t aware that they triggered an unprecedented chance for those faithful people to revive in all fields as today after 8th year of war, Yemen turned much stronger.

    Although the forces of the coalition of aggression destroyed everything, new production and development projects have risen from ashes to face the siege.

    The “Ataa” production factories represent a model of those projects. They were established in June 2020 with no support or huge capitals. They were rather a part of a social initiative that made its first steps by a charitable loan from the “Bonyan Development Institution” and with the support of the agricultural committee in planning and organization. 

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    Yemeni women were the first contributors to establishing these factories. They were in charge of managing, planning, production and marketing. Further, dairy products and natural milk are the main products of “Ataa”, which produce 350 liters equal to 800 boxes of different sizes on a daily basis. In the second place comes the spicy red sauce, as well as different kinds of detergents.

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    Even though Yemeni factories are still manual, they have been defying the siege imposed by the coalition of aggression, and breaking it. They, likewise, contributed to the employment of dozens of Yemeni men and women and producing high quality local products, despite the spiking prices and the tight economic suffering.

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    In an interview with Al-Ahed News, the Manager of “Ataa” factories Ashwaq Al-Dimashqi elaborated that “the successes of the project mainly rely on offering an organic product free of preservatives and creating job opportunities, which is an important step in the path to self-sufficiency.”

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    The factories started selling and promoting their products in the capital, Sanaa, and achieved a significant reach over the two years of their establishment. Moreover, they duly overcame the dilemma of operational expenses and other obstacles. Those in charge of increasing production are working to meet the local needs of such important products, especially nutritional ones such as milk and yogurt.

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    This organic Yemeni product is highly admired by Yemenis as they are rushing to buy it. For instance, Dimashki told Al-Ahed News: “We are in a phase of building and shifting from small factories to bigger ones, as neither an embargo would exhaust us nor a war would stop us.”

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    It’s the Yemeni donation and resilience that took advantage to climb on the aggression to excel in all fields.

    Yemeni Women and the Economic Siege: Challenges and Opportunities

    The Manager of “Ataa” factories concluded her talk with Al-Ahed News by stressing that “Amid the siege and the aggression, women must have their marks, they have to contribute to accomplishing sufficiency and building the national economy, as well as to launch projects motivated by the Martyr Saleh Al-Samad’s quote: ‘There must be a hand to build and another one to protect’.”

    Yemen Can’t Wait: 19 million Suffer Food Insecurity as Saudi Siege Continues

    October 29, 2022 

    The United Nations warned in March that millions of Yemenis are at the brink of starvation as a result of the economic collapse caused by the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen for the seventh year in a row, calling for “urgent measures to be taken.”

    By Staff, Agencies

    Yemen needs an urgent political solution that culminates in the country reaching a solution that ends the suffering caused by the war on the country, which has been going on for eight years, the International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] said on Friday.

    “Two out of three Yemenis are currently suffering from food insecurity, i.e., about 19 million people,” said the Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross Martin Schuepp on Twitter during his visit to Yemen.

    “Many more suffer from a lack of access to basic health care, yet despite all this, Yemen is too often out of the spotlight. We need to ensure that the support we receive from donors and partners continues to enable us to continue our work,” Schuepp added.

    The UN official explained that “the ICRC is dealing with urgent needs and at the same time trying to come up with solutions that would allow the country to catch a breath”. However, he stressed that a “full recovery in the long term will be possible only with a political solution to the ongoing conflict.”

    “During the visit, I personally saw local doctors, together with ICRC staff, treating people with gun wounds in a local emergency department, and I spoke to farmers whose livelihoods were severely damaged during the years of conflict,” said the Red Cross operations director. “We are trying to provide them with some additional income to restore their livelihoods.”

    For almost eight years, numerous treaties and laws were violated by the Saudi-UAE aggression coalition, but no international action was taken. Yemen is now known as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, but officials only had empty statements and imposed double standards.

    Other than the numerous bombardments, the coalition attacked hospitals and human aid warehouses and imposed an aerial and naval blockade on Yemen, violating Articles 9, 11, 14, and 18 of the Additional Protocol II.

    Earlier this year, the Eye of Humanity Center for Rights and Development in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, announced that the number of civilian casualties as a result of the Saudi-led coalition’s direct bombing over the past seven years resulted in 46,262 casualties, between martyrs and wounded.

    The aggression has so far caused 17,734 deaths, among which are 4017 children, 2434 women, and 11,283 men, while the number of those wounded reached 28,528, including 4,586 children, 2,911 women, and 10,032 men.

    In the same context, Entisaf Organization for Child and Women’s Rights in Sanaa reported that the siege imposed by the aggression caused the loss of 100,000 newborns, at a rate of six children every two hours, in addition to more than 3,000 children with cancer who are at risk of death.

    The United Nations warned in March that millions of Yemenis are at the brink of starvation as a result of the economic collapse caused by the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen for the seventh year in a row, calling for “urgent measures to be taken.”

    US Senator Sanders Calls for Troop Withdrawal from Saudi Arabia, End of Selling Weapons

    October 8, 2022

    By Staff, Agencies

    Independent US Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called for the withdrawal of American troops from Saudi Arabia and an end to military aid to the conservative kingdom for lowering oil production.

    “If Saudi Arabia, one of the worst violators of human rights in the world, wants to partner with Russia to jack up US gas prices, it can get Putin to defend its monarchy,” the Vermont senator tweeted Friday after the OPEC+ bloc announced a cut in daily oil production.

    “We must pull all US troops out of Saudi Arabia, stop selling them weapons & end its price-fixing oil cartel,” he added.

    In August, the United States approved massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates worth more than $5 billion, amid criticism of their ongoing military aggression in Yemen which has inflicted heavy civilian casualties.

    The State Department said Saudi Arabia would buy 300 Patriot MIM-104E missile systems and related equipment for an estimated $3.05 billion. The missile systems can be used to shoot down long-range incoming ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as fighter jets.

    Separately, the United States will sell Terminal High Altitude Area Defense [THAAD] System Missiles and related equipment to the UAE for $2.25 billion.

    Saudi Arabia and other members of OPEC-PLUS, which groups up the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers including Russia, announced this week it would cut oil production to prop up falling prices.

    “Saudi Arabia’s crown prince ordered the murder of a Washington Post columnist with a bone saw. Its disastrous war in Yemen has led to the deaths of 377,000 people and a humanitarian crisis. It’s now siding with Russia to damage our economy. Our support for Saudi Arabia must end,” Sanders tweeted on Friday.

    Sanders also expressed similar feelings on Wednesday when he said the US “must end OPEC’s illegal price-fixing cartel, eliminate military assistance to Saudi Arabia, and move aggressively to renewable energy.”

    The No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2021, or the NOPEC bill prohibits a foreign state from engaging in collective action impacting the market.

    The NOPEC bill allows the US Attorney General to sue companies such as Saudi Aramco in federal court. 

    In a related move, a group of lawmakers has introduced a new bill that aims to end the US’ military support to Saudi Arabia.

    House Representatives Tom Malinowski, Sean Casten and Susan Wild launched the motion on Wednesday.

    “We see no reason why American troops and contractors should continue to provide this service to countries that are actively working against us,” they said.

    Several congressional Democrats have had similar remarks on the announcement, which is poised to counter sanctions on Russian oil and potentially drive up gas prices ahead of the midterm US elections.

    US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer rebuked Saudi Arabia. The senior Democratic senator from New York threatened Saudi Arabia, saying Riyadh will pay the price for what he called its “deeply cynical action” of supporting a 2 million-barrel cut in oil supplies, which will put more pressure on the American economy.

     “What Saudi Arabia did to help Putin continue to wage his despicable, vicious war against Ukraine will long be remembered by Americans. We are looking at all the legislative tools to best deal with this appalling and deeply cynical action, including the NOPEC bill,” Schumer tweeted on Friday.

    Legislation introduced in the House by Representatives Sean Casten [D-Ill.], Tom Malinowski [D-N.J.] and Susan Wild [D-Pa.] would remove American troops and military hardware from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    The number two Democrat in the Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, also demanded the passage of the legislation this week, and voiced support for a broader reevaluation of the Washington-Riyadh relationship, specifically seeking “unanswered questions” about the role of the Saudi state in the 9/11 attacks.

    “The Saudi royal family has never been a trustworthy ally of our nation,” Durbin said Thursday. “It’s time for our foreign policy to imagine a world without this alliance with these royal backstabbers.”

    Families of victims of the attacks have for years pushed the US government to declassify and make public more information about 9/11, which was a series of strikes that killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage in the United States.

    US officials assert that the attacks were carried out by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists but many experts and independent researchers have raised questions about the official account.

    They believe that rogue elements within the US government, such as former Vice President Dick Cheney, orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the US war machine and advance the Zionist agenda.

    Certain documents related to the FBI’s investigation of 9/11 reportedly contain evidence of Saudi involvement in the strikes.

    Successive US administrations have refused to release the classified documents because they reportedly could expose a potential link between Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks. Fifteen out of 19 alleged 9/11 attackers were Saudi nationals.

    Several US senators and House lawmakers have been calling for the disclosure of 28 pages that purportedly contain evidence of Saudi involvement in financing and backing the alleged 9/11 hijackers. The pages were extracted from a 2002 Congressional inquiry into the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    Al-Bakhiti: Sanaa naval missiles to be decisive if siege not lifted

    Oct 6 2022 00:23 

    Source: Al Mayadeen Net

    By Al Mayadeen English 

    The member of the Ansar Allah Political Bureau, Muhammad Al-Bakhiti assures Al Mayadeen that a permanent or long truce is not accepted with a siege, warning of Sanaa’s naval missiles’ role.

    Member of Ansar Allah Political Bureau, Muhammad Al-Bakhiti

    Member of the Ansar Allah Political Bureau, Muhammad Al-Bakhiti, confirmed to Al Mayadeen on Wednesday that Sanaa “has achieved development in the field of naval missiles,” highlighting their “effective role in resolving the battle in the event that the siege is not lifted.”

    In an interview on Al Mayadeen TV, Al-Bakhiti added that “the countries of aggression prevent ships from entering Yemen by force of arms,” ​​stressing that the Yemeni forces “will respond in a similar way.”

    The Yemeni forces have “the ability and the audacity to strike the Saudi and Emirati oil facilities,” Al-Bakhiti confirmed, reiterating that this will happen “in the event that their demands are not met.”

    Al-Bakhiti called for an increase in “the number of flights and destinations, the opening of the port and the disbursement of salaries,” saying that “the continuation of the siege means the continuation of the war.”

    Regarding the UN truce, Al-Bakhiti indicated that Sanaa “cannot accept a permanent or long truce along with the continuation of the aggression and siege.”

    Regarding the US role in the Yemeni war, the member of the Political Bureau indicated that “America does not wish to stop the war” because its continuation “is in its favor.”

    “The leaders of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and America know how serious we are in needing to achieve our demands,” he added.

    Resistance Warns Oil Companies to Leave Saudi Arabia, UAE As Yemen Truce Ends

    Oct 3 2022

    By Staff, Agencies

    The Yemeni Armed Forces have put oil companies operating in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on notice, warning that they could be targeted as long as Riyadh and its allies fail to commit to a proper ceasefire.

    Tweeting on Sunday, Yemeni Armed Forces’ Spokesman Brigadier General Yehya Saree said Yemeni troops were providing the oil companies with a window of opportunity to leave the Saudi and Emirati soils “quickly.”

    The Saudi kingdom and its allies, most notably the United Arab Emirates, have been waging a war against Yemen since March 2015, trying, in vain, to restore Yemen’s power to its former Riyadh-friendly officials. The military campaign, which has been enjoying unstinting arms, logistical, and political support from the United States, has killed hundreds of thousands of people, and turned the entire Yemen into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

    A temporary United Nations-mediated ceasefire took effect between the warring sides in April and has been renewed twice ever since. The truce, however, expired on Sunday amid the invading coalition’s constant violations of the agreement and its refusal to properly lift a siege that it has been enforcing against Yemen simultaneously with the war.

    “The warning,” Saree said, “stands as long as the countries that make up the invading American-Saudi coalition refuse to adhere to a ceasefire that allows the Yemeni people to exploit their oil wealth….”

    Also on Sunday, Hans Grundberg, the United Nations’ special envoy for Yemen, confirmed failure of efforts aimed at extending the truce.

    “The UN special envoy regrets that an agreement has not been reached today, as an extended and expanded truce would provide additional critical benefits to the population,” a statement read.

    “I urge [the warring parties] to fulfill their obligation to the Yemeni people to pursue every avenue for peace,” the Swedish diplomat was quoted as saying.

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    The Yemen Truce Is in Danger: The Aggressor’s Ships Are in the Crosshairs of the Yemeni Forces

    Sep 30, 2022

    By Mustapha Awada 

    During negotiations for the extension of the armistice agreement for a fourth time in a row and before the current ceasefire expires, Yemen’s Ansarullah movement put forward three conditions.

    The conditions are as follows:

    “Paying salaries, ending the siege on Sana’a Airport, north of the capital, and the port of al-Hudaydah, west of the capital, and a halt to violations in order to achieve real stability.”

    *Al-Hanash: If the aggressors do not abide by the terms of the armistice, we will end it.

    Offering insight into the course of these negotiations, a member of the Yemeni national negotiating delegation, Abdul Majeed Al-Hanash, told Al-Ahed News that “if the aggressor does not abide by the terms of the armistice, we will end it ourselves. Sanaa would have no other choice because if the conditions are not implemented, the Yemeni people will demand their leadership resume the war.”

    “The bank of objectives that the Yemeni leadership adopted before the truce is the same one that we are working on. But oil shipments will be added to that list. It is not possible for us to allow oil to cross into the Gulf to go to global markets while our people are besieged and their wealth is being stolen,” Al-Hanash added.  

    “If we end the truce, we will use everything we have within the territorial waters to intercept oil tankers and stop the theft that is being conducted.”  

    Abdul Majeed Al-Hanash applauded the resistance axis, stressing that “the Yemeni people are a qualitative addition to this axis and to the Palestinian cause, who pledged to always stand by its side and its resistant people.”

    Anam: The forces of aggression not complying with the armistice will pave the way for an expansion of the circle of engagement.

    For his part, the advisor of the Yemeni Supreme Political Council, Dr. Muhammad Taher Anam, told Al-Ahed that “the failure of the forces of aggression to abide by the armistice will not only push the leadership to resume military confrontations, but will expand the circle of engagement, especially after it was disturbed by the theft of oil resources and the conspiracy involving the United Arab Emirates, Total and the French government that are stealing Yemeni gas from Shabwa Governorate.”

    “Clear statements were issued by the Yemeni army’s official spokesman, directed at foreign companies that steal Yemeni oil and gas. He called on them to take these statement seriously if an agreement on a new truce is not reached based on the conditions we set.”

    He pointed out that “the adherence to the truce by the Saudi and Emirati regimes was in the 20% to 25% range, according to our estimates. They opened Sana’a Airport to Yemeni travelers to Amman and Cairo and allowed fuel ships to enter the port of al-Hudaydah. Other than that, there was no commitment neither to paying salaries of the employees from oil and gas revenues that are exported from Shabwa nor opening roads.

    “There are some mediators, such as the UN envoy to Yemen, the Sultanate of Oman, and other countries, that are trying to press Saudi Arabia and the UAE to abide by their duties. We hope that these mediations will result in the implementation of the agreement that was signed because if this is not done, we will target companies and ships that steal Yemeni gas and oil unless salaries are paid before specifying the next truce.”

    The adviser to the Yemeni Political Council stressed that “the military parade that the Sana’a government recently held on the occasion of the anniversary of September 21 was not random. Rather, it carried a message that we are still carrying the rifle and are ready for war again, and on a larger scale.”

    According to Dr. Anam, “the parade is a warning to the Saudi and Emirati regimes. If both of them do not abide by the agreements that are in the interest of the Yemeni people, withdraw from their lands, and pay war compensation, the upgraded missiles and naval mines will be used to protect the interests of this nation.”

    Muhammad Taher Anam affirmed that “both Saudi Arabia and the UAE are still violating these agreements and the commitments presented to the UN envoy and the mediating countries, as they are trying to position themselves between Russia and the West by stealing Yemeni gas and exporting it to Europe. This is after concluding agreements on this issue with some European states at a time when they are importing their oil from Qatar and others. However, we will follow through on the threat of the leader Sayyed Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi, and we will not be patient to the continuous looting of our wealth.”

    Al-Houthi: US plans were paving way for controlling, occupying Yemen

    September 20, 2022 

    Source: Agencies

    By Al Mayadeen English 

    The leader of Ansar Allah movement asserts that the US was working to escalate chaos in Yemen, but the Yemeni people thwarted these plans.

    The leader of the Yemeni Ansar Allah movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi

    The leader of the Yemeni Ansar Allah movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, said on Tuesday that the US plans were aimed at dismantling Yemen internally, fueling divisions and fragmentation, and stirring internal differences.

    On the occasion of the anniversary of the September 21 revolution, Al-Houthi explained that the United States adopted a destructive policy against Yemen and did not care about the interests of the Yemeni people, adding that the US plans were paving the way to completely control and occupy Yemen.

    He indicated that Washington was working to escalate chaos in Yemen, underlining that the alertness and action of the Yemeni people are what foiled the schemes of the United States and its allies.

    The Yemeni leader pointed out that Washington was working to strip the Yemeni army of its military capabilities, noting that the targeting of the state’s military, civil, and administrative facilities unravels the destructive policy of aggression that aims to force Yemen into total collapse.

    Al-Houthi added that Washington has turned its embassy in Sanaa into a headquarters for managing all sabotage activities in Yemen, adding that all Yemeni parties were sure that what the US ambassador in Sanaa was doing represented a clear violation of the country’s sovereignty and independence.

    He mentioned that some Yemeni political parties were responding to US demands, but the resistance of the Yemeni people confused the Americans.

    The leader of the Ansar Allah movement emphasized that the slogans, goals, and popular momentum of the revolutionary movement were broad, stressing that the revolution was not restricted to one group without the other; rather, it belonged to all components of the Yemeni people.

    The popular movement expressed the awareness and values ​​of the Yemeni people, as well as their rightful demands that are far from any factional and sectarian discourse.

    Al-Houthi said the Yemeni people insisted on gaining freedom in its true sense in order to obtain their rightful independence on September 21.

    He considered that the aggression against Yemen revealed the reality of those who wanted to continue the guardianship over the country and exposed their hostile policy, adding that the aggression confirms the hostile policy of the Americans and their allies against our people.

    The Yemeni leader noted that the aggression targeted government and service facilities, which shows the true American intentions to destroy everything in the country.

    He pointed out that the coalition of aggression destroyed all infrastructure and even targeted courts, prisons, cemeteries, and schools and sought to tighten the noose on Yemenis in their livelihood by means of a harsh inhuman siege and economic conspiracies.

    Yemen stands against path of normalization

    Al-Houthi indicated that Yemen is militarily doing what many Arab countries are unable to do and is currently moving to work on the civil industry sector.

    Regarding normalization with the Israeli occupation, Al-Houthi said Washington and its allies are seeking to bring about change in the region under the title of normalization and the loyalty of Arab regimes to “Israel”, stressing that Yemen stands against the path of normalization and by the Palestinian cause and the free people of the nation against its enemies.

    Al-Houthi mentioned that the coalition of aggression and traitors among the Yemeni people are plundering the Yemeni oil wealth and controlling the country’s resources and wealth.

    Earlier, the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, headed by Mahdi Al-Mashat, affirmed the country’s geographical and social unity and sovereignty over its wealth.

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    Yemen To Overwhelm Enemies If Saudi-led Coalition Fails to Hold on To Truce – Defense Minister

    September 6, 2022

    By Staff, Agencies

    The Yemeni defense minister underlined that his country is fully prepared for an all-out war with the Saudi-led coalition, warning the invading countries that they would be bewildered by the advanced capabilities of the Yemeni armed forces if they continue the war.

    Major General Mohammad al-Atifi made the remarks during a Monday meeting with the head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat.

    “Yemen’s armed forces are ready either to respond to the Saudi-coalition violation of the [UN-brokered] truce or to get into a full-scale confrontation with the coalition to free every inch of the country’s soil,” al-Atifi said.

    He added that the Yemeni armed forces have reached such “advanced levels that will surprise the [Saudi-led] coalition if it does not take advantage of the temporary truce to end its aggression and siege.”

    Al-Mashat, for his part, described the Yemeni armed forces as a “safety valve for the homeland,” capable of exposing all foreign conspiracies to split the country.

    Warning that “no breach of the truce will be accepted,” he said it is necessary to reclaim the looted Yemeni oil and gas revenues.

    He further assured the Yemeni people that “they are now able to take their legitimate rights” and the “crisis created by the coalition will soon end.”

    Meanwhile, the Yemeni government said on Tuesday that coalition forces have violated a UN-brokered truce, which was enforced in the war-ravaged Yemen in April, nearly 150 times over the past 24 hours.

    Citing an unnamed Yemeni military official, Saba news agency reported that the violations included 34 flight operations with spy drones and warplanes over the provinces of Marib, Taiz, Jawf, Saada, Hajjah, al-Hudaydah, Ad Dali’, al-Bayda and border areas.

    The source added that the US-Saudi mercenaries have developed new military fortifications in al-Hudaydah.

    The coalition also committed breaches by firing on the homes of citizens and the position of the Yemeni armed forces in the provinces of Marib, Taiz, Saada, Hajjah, al-Hudaydah, Ad Dali’, and the border areas, the source said.

    An armed spy plane also targeted a garrison in Ibb province, killing one soldier and injuring four others, the source added.

    The UN-brokered truce between the coalition and Yemen’s Ansarullah resistance movement has been extended twice since April.

    According to the United Nations’ special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, the latest extension, from August 2 to October 2, included a commitment from the parties to intensify negotiations to reach a wider truce agreement as soon as possible.

    Under the truce, the war coalition has agreed to end its attacks on Yemeni soil and end a simultaneous siege that it has been enforcing against Yemen. Yemen has, however, reported many violations since then.

    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — the closest allies of the US in the region after the Israeli regime — have been waging the war on Yemen since March 2015.

    The invasion has been seeking to change Yemen’s ruling structure in favor of the impoverished country’s former Riyadh- and Washington-friendly rulers and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement. The coalition, however, has failed to meet any of its objectives.

    The war has killed tens of thousands of Yemenis and turned the entire country into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

    Exclusive: Details of Yemeni Armed Forces Al-Hudaydah military parade

    1 Sep 2022

    Source: Al Mayadeen

    By Al Mayadeen English 

    Sources reveal to Al Mayadeen details about the Yemeni Armed Forces’ Promise of the Hereafter military parade.

    A screengrab from a video published by the Yemeni Military Media center depicting an Al-Mandeb 1 anti-ship cruise missile during the Yemeni armed forces parade that took place today, September 1, 2022 (MMY.YE)

    The Yemeni Armed Forces’ The Promise of the Hereafter military parade held in Al-Hudaydah saw the participation of various units of the Yemeni army, such as the coast guard, the navy, the air force, the air defense force, and several elite forces, sources told Al Mayadeen on Thursday.

    Some 25,000 soldiers participated in the Promise of the Hereafter military parade, spanning all of the aforementioned forces, the sources added, noting that the parade kicked off with the troop companies before large forces of armored vehicles, tanks, and ground and naval weapons exhibited their capabilities.

    The Yemeni armed forces showcased their ground and air defenses, as well as homemade UAVs, the sources added.

    She pointed out that the military parade “The Promise of the Hereafter”, in which the armed forces revealed “Yemeni-made marine missiles that have never been unveiled before, the Mandeb 2 and Mandeb 1 and Russian-made missiles [rebranded as Rubij].”

    The commander of the victory brigades also made an address to the armed forces, stressing that all of the armed forces in Yemen will continue fighting until the country’s liberation of its occupation.

    The Yemeni armed forces celebrated today the graduation of new soldiers in Al-Hudaydah, and the fifth military district held a large-scale, unprecedented military parade.

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