The official stance in Yemen against the UAE and its criminal war against the country and its support for armed militias leading a military coup against the legitimate government aimed at dividing the country.
Officially, the Yemeni Ministry of Defense accused the UAE of providing logistical, military and financial support to the so-called “Southern Transitional Council” forces calling for secession of southern Yemen.
The ministry announced that the National Army, with the support of the security forces, on Wednesday confronted an armed attack on state civilian, military and security institutions in Ataq city in Shabwa governorate, in continuation of the armed rebellion plan initiated by the “Transitional Council” militia in the interim capital Aden.
The ministry explained that “the local authority in the province of Shabwa has made every effort to avoid these confrontations in response to calls for calm led by Saudi Arabia, but the rebel militia continued to plan and escalation and military buildup.”
“The National Army confronted the insurgency during the past two days and was able to achieve full control of the city of Ataq and clean up all state institutions and camps,” the ministry pointed out.
The Ministry of Defense confirmed that it monitored the rebel militia rallying its members from more than one province to repeat the attempt in more than one city, with military, logistical and financial support from the UAE, despite government calls expressed by the Foreign Ministry and Yemen’s statements at the UN Security Council meeting, which demanded explicitly to stop that support because it represents a threat to Yemen’s security, unity and stability.”
The ministry stressed that the National Army “will continue its resolute response to this insurgency, which is detrimental to the higher interest of Yemen and does not serve the objectives of the Arab coalition, which came to restore legitimacy and preserve the unity and territorial integrity of Yemen.”
“The armed rebellion will not distort its main link in the fight against the Iranian project and the Houthi militias,” the Ministry of Defense also stressed.
Yemeni Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani said that his country will move in the UN circles and the permanent members of the Security Council to brief them on the developments that deepen the crisis and human suffering in Yemen, and demanding deterrent measures.
“The government is continuing to maintain security and civil peace and deter the insurgency led by the Transitional Council,” he said in a series of tweets on Twitter.
He explained that “the National Army and the security services and loyal men from the province of Shabwa repelled the attack of the militia of the Transitional Council and expelled its members, and were able to secure vital sites in the city of Ataq and Shabwa province.”
In mid-August, the Yemeni government blamed the “Southern Transitional Council” and the UAE for the “coup” on legitimacy in the interim capital Aden, and demanded in the statement of the UAE to withdraw and stop military support for these “rebel groups immediately and completely.
Members of the Yemeni parliament then called on President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi to exempt the UAE from participating in the Arab coalition forces and for its forces to leave the country.
On August 20, Yemen’s UN envoy informed the Security Council that what happened recently in Aden, the interim capital of the country, was an “armed rebellion” against the legitimate government by the Southern Transitional Council’s security belt forces, “with financial and logistical support from the UAE. ”
Meanwhile, Yemen’s Minister of Culture Marwan Dammaj accused the UAE of “funding an information and propaganda campaign to deepen hatred among Yemenis.”
Fierce clashes took place between the Yemeni army and the “Shabwani elite” forces, loyal to the Transitional Council and supported by the UAE in the international lines linking Shabwa and Hadramout from the eastern and northern sides of the city of Ataq. The importance of Shabwa governorate lies in its natural resources, which include fields and oil installations, in addition to two strategic ports from which gas and oil are exported.
A few days ago, the legitimate Yemeni government announced official measures against the UAE for supporting the coup of armed militias in Aden and other cities and its involvement in spreading chaos and sabotage in the country.
The government said it had begun to take action in accordance with international law to ensure that the UAE’s support for the separatists, the so-called Southern Transitional Council, is halted.
“The government is moving to take the necessary measures in accordance with international law and the Charter of the United Nations to ensure the cessation of UAE support for the Transitional Council, which enabled the armed rebellion in Aden and Abyan,” Yemeni Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hadrami said.
He stressed that the government will not participate in any dialogue with the “transitional” only after complying with the statement of the coalition, and withdraw from the positions taken, in addition to the delivery of weapons and the return of government forces against the UAE.
Yemen’s announcement of its intention to act internationally against the UAE came a day after the government adopted an official letter condemning the UAE and officially accusing the latter of supporting the separatist insurgency in Aden.
Yemen’s UN ambassador, Ambassador Abdullah al-Saadi, said at the Security Council meeting two days ago that “without the full support of the UAE in the planning, implementation and financing of the military coup against the legitimate government in the city of Aden, it would not have happened.”
“The Yemeni government holds the Southern Transitional Council and those who support it and the consequences of this armed rebellion,” he said.