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Yemen: Seizure of UAE arms shipment aimed at spreading chaos in Aden

A checkpoint belonging to the government security forces in Shabwa province in southeast Yemen has seized a UAE arms shipment aimed at spreading chaos in government-controlled areas in the interim capital Aden.

Yemeni sources revealed that the UAE forces were aiming through the process of passing and transporting these weapons to cause chaos and riots in areas under the control of the legitimate government, as well as planning to target official government institutions and the practice of assassinations against officers in the government army.

In detail, the sources said that government security forces stopped a convoy of Emirati forces carrying thermal rockets and sniper rifles that emerged from a camp run by the UAE on the coast of the Gulf of Aden.

She added that the convoy came out of the coastal Balhaf camp towards the camp of science, northeast of the city of Ataq.

The sources pointed out that the members of a security point noticed the presence of weapons in a car not mentioned in the traffic permit issued by the province’s security operations, stopping the procession.

According to the sources, Emirati officers tried to pass the weapons, but the members of the point refused and stopped the passage of the convoy until an operational order from the leadership of the security of the province.

This comes while the atmosphere of tension in the southern province of Aden, which Prime Minister Moin Abdul Malik and some members of the government arrived a few days ago, is back.

The UAE regime is deliberately putting mines in the way of Riyadh’s implementation of a political solution in Yemen recently signed between the Yemeni legitimate government and the Abu Dhabi-backed separatist transitional council.

The UAE has so far prevented the return of the entire cabinet of government ministers and senior officials to the interim capital Aden and has refused to withdraw the separatist Transitional Council militia from the city under the Riyadh agreement.

Yemeni officials unanimously agreed that the return of Yemeni Prime Minister Moin Abdul Malik to Aden does not mean the start of the implementation of the Riyadh agreement, because the forces of the Southern Transitional Council have not yet withdrawn, which is the item associated with the return of the government to the south.

The UAE-established militias in Aden have not yet handed over any state facilities to the government, but continue to commit murders and burn down the homes of the civilians. It has also removed the security uniform and changed its name, but it is Emirati officers who organize these forces and brigades.

All of the provisions of the Riyadh Agreement are provisional by a specific time, and their time has expired and has not been implemented so far, where no withdrawal of any of the forces of the Southern Transitional Council or the disintegration of the legitimate government on time according to the agreement.

Yemenis fear that the Riyadh agreement has worked to reposition the militias of the United Arab Emirates with new names and a new form, which means that what Riyadh and Abu Dhabi exercise in the south is the sharing of roles to stay and ensure their interests.

Failure of the Riyadh agreement threatens to perpetuate a divisive reality in southern Yemen and its implementation is hindered by many obstacles, especially in light of the conspiracies and ambitions of the UAE declared in Yemen and the absence of guarantees from the Saudi-Emirati alliance, which is also responsible for the implementation of the agreement.

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