The blatant contradiction is dominating the UAE’s behavior in Yemen, where it has been waging a criminal war for more than four years to serve its ambitions to loot wealth and assets and gain suspicious influence.
The UAE recently issued a statement confirming the support of the legitimate Yemeni government, while continuing to send military vehicles and armored vehicles to the interim Yemeni capital of Aden to support its separatist arms, in an attempt to naive neglect of Yemenis and the general interest of the Arab and international.
Until a month ago, the Emiratis, under the cover of the Saudi-led coalition, believed they had attached enough Yemen to publicize the plan to divide Yemen and add a new state to the Arab map, and they started a military campaign to topple the remaining state institutions in Aden, which has already been done. Those who support it should not step back.
This is what the people of Yemen touched to the reality of the project, which was not counted for the reaction of the Yemenis, especially the southerners, who are currently at the forefront of the defense of the country, after they have closely touched the practices of Emiratis and their allies for years.
Even at a lower level of responsibility, the UAE that sends arms to the rebels on legitimacy do not even cost themselves to provide some fuel for power plants, leaving Aden and its environs in a severe crisis in recent days.
The entire UAE practice, including the use of aerial bombardment against government forces, was a powerful provocation, leading to a backlash in which Yemenis were united in a way that would not have occurred in the face of the country’s severe political crisis and divisions. In this situation, the issuance of a statement by the UAE talking about supporting the legitimacy, in light of the contrary practices turned into cynicism.
This fact will not be altered by the seemingly time-consuming data. All evidence suggests that the UAE continues to reproduce Sana’a’s status beyond Aden’s legitimacy.
The recent crisis has shown how Yemenis are not about to abandon their country, that the UAE has united them in terms of wanting to tear them apart, and any statement from any party no longer fools anyone as long as there is something on the ground.
A few days ago, a report by an expert group set up by the UN Human Rights Council condemned UAE officials for horrific war crimes in Yemen.
The report included more than 600 interviews with victims and witnesses and a review of documentary material, and concluded that the UAE was accused of horrific war crimes against civilians.
The report stressed that the UAE and other parties to the conflict in Yemen benefited from the “lack of accountability” for violations of international law.
The UN report condemned UAE raids, indiscriminate shelling, arbitrary detention, and torture, and called on states to refrain from providing weapons that could be used in the Yemen conflict.
It also condemns the recruitment of children and the violation of fundamental freedoms and economic and social rights.
The group of experts identified individuals most likely responsible for international crimes and provided an updated confidential list of individuals to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
He condemned the exacerbation of the catastrophic humanitarian crisis due to the severe and continuing impact of attacks on civilian infrastructure, stressing that the parties to the conflict in Yemen used hunger as a means of war.