The UAE has falsely claimed to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts to resolve the Yemen crisis, a fact that lies on the ground in light of Abu Dhabi’s conspiracies to spread chaos and sabotage in Yemen and push it to partition.
The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash claimed that his country stands with Saudi Arabia in its call for dialogue as it stood with it in its call for resolution.
However, the facts on the ground refute this support from the UAE for the peaceful solution in Yemen. The last few hours saw a meeting between Saudi and UAE officials, in which Abu Dhabi announced its categorical rejection of a number of benefits.
Yemeni officials revealed that a Saudi-Emirati meeting on the events in Aden had been held, and spoke of the secret of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s condition, which had infuriated the UAE officials.
The US Associated Press published an exclusive report, quoting comments from Yemeni officials, who they said were familiar with the scenes of the negotiations in Aden.
Yemeni officials said Saudi Arabia was pressing with all means for the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council to sign a “settlement agreement”.
The sources, who declined to be identified, that Saudi and Emirati officials met separately, to agree on a draft “settlement agreement.”
The sources said that the project was being coordinated by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, before being presented to Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the leaders of the Southern Transitional Council.
But the sources revealed that Hadi made a set of demands, which aroused anger and rejection of the Southern Transitional Council and the UAE.
The most prominent of these demands, the need for the withdrawal of the Southern Transitional Council and its forces from all buildings, camps and military sites it controls in Aden, before signing any agreement.
Hadi also stipulated that the Southern Transitional Council and all its forces in the southern regions should offer loyalty to the legitimate government, which was rejected by the Southern Transitional Council and the UAE.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia expressed its utter rejection of the recent escalation and the path taken by the latest in Aden and the southern Yemeni governorates and the consequences that followed, and not to respond to its previous call to stop the escalation and move towards dialogue.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Kingdom stressed the contents of its previous statements issued since the beginning of the crisis and the need to restore the camps and headquarters of the state’s military and civilian institutions of the legitimate government, and that the parties involved in the conflict and the legitimate government engage in the Jeddah dialogue in the Kingdom (immediately) and without delay.
The Kingdom expressed its “regret at the outbreak of this sedition among the brothers in Yemen” and stressed “the need for full, immediate and unconditional commitment to disengage and ceasefire, and any violations or practices affecting the lives of the brotherly Yemeni people, and will not accept any military escalation or open side battles that do not benefit them Only the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia and the other organizations represented by Isis and al-Qaeda.
The kingdom stressed that “any attempt to destabilize Yemen is a threat to the security and stability of the Kingdom and the region, and will not hesitate to deal with it firmly.” It affirmed its firm stance that there is no alternative to the legitimate government in Yemen and that it does not accept any attempts to create a new reality in Yemen by using force or threatening it.
The Kingdom announced its readiness to extend a helping hand to those affected by this strife and contribute to treating the injured to alleviate their pain and suffering, and based on its historical role towards the brotherly Yemeni people.
“The Kingdom continues to support the Yemeni legitimacy under the leadership of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government and its efforts to preserve the Yemeni state’s interests and the interests of its people, security and stability, unity and territorial integrity, and to counter the coup of the Houthi terrorist militia and the fight against other terrorist organizations.”