The UAE continues to invest in armed militias made up of mercenaries by pushing the insurgency and trying to overthrow the legitimate government of Yemen.
This is done to serve Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to push its criminal conspiracies to divide Yemen, control its resources and plunder its capabilities, including the country’s strategic ports.
Weeks after promoting its troop reduction in Yemen, the UAE pushed the situation in Yemen’s interim capital Aden by pushing its militias to try to overthrow the Yemeni government.
That was met with official condemnation from the Yemeni government, which has accused the UAE of explicitly supporting the coup in the country against the militias of the Abu Dhabi-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council.
The Associated Press news agency quoted a Yemeni government official as saying the call to storm the presidential palace and expel the government from a coup attempt backed by the UAE.
The source added that what happened was a coup of armed militias clearly supported by the UAE and not unlike the coup of the Houthis in Sanaa.
The media adviser to the Yemeni embassy in Riyadh, Anis Mansour, said the UAE is behind fueling the fighting in the province of Aden.
Mansour accused the UAE of targeting the Yemeni social fabric to achieve its agenda.
For his part, Yemeni Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maissari said that the statement made by Hani Ben Brik, Vice President of the Southern Transitional Council, on the storming of the presidential palace is a declaration of war on legitimacy and aims to provoke strife and serve the Houthis.
He said the government had exercised patience and wisdom to maintain stability in the city of Aden.
The leadership of the Saudi-UAE alliance described in a statement developments in Aden as dangerous and said it rejected any measures that harm the security and stability of the city.
Saudi-UAE coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said the coalition leadership would not accept tampering with the interests of the Yemeni people.
He called on all parties and components of Yemen to arbitrate reason and the primacy of national interest, and work with the legitimate government of Yemen to overcome these exceptional circumstances and the critical stage and its implications, he said.
In turn, Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber warned in a tweet on Twitter that the only beneficiary of what is happening in Aden are “terrorist Houthi militias supported by Iran and terrorist organizations.”
On the international level, diplomatic representatives of the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia expressed their deep concern over the escalation in Aden.
In a joint statement, they called on all Yemenis to exercise restraint, end violence immediately and engage in a constructive dialogue to resolve their differences peacefully.
The ambassadors of the five permanent members of the Security Council affirmed their commitment to support a secure and stable future for all Yemenis, and support for a comprehensive political process under the relevant UN resolutions, the Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, and the outcome document of the Yemeni National Dialogue Conference.
In New York, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric quoted UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths as saying he was concerned about the military escalation in Aden.
Dujarric said Griffiths stressed that the escalation of violence would contribute to instability and suffering in Aden and deepen political and social divisions in Yemen.
Recent events reveal, at the outset, that the UAE’s announcement of its withdrawal from Yemen does not mean stopping its political investments in the militias it has established, which is confirmed by fueling the conflict of these militias with the forces of Yemeni President Hadi.
For their part, Yemeni tweeters attacked the United Arab Emirates strongly and renewed the demand that Abu Dhabi should be tried for its ongoing crimes in Yemen.