September 19, 2021


The Saudi-led Arab coalition is on the way to “deliver its core goals,” and up to the Yemenis to reach an inclusive political deal between the disputing parties, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said.

In a series of tweets on his Twitter account quoted by the UAE state news agency WAM, Anwar Al-Gargash said the UAE will continue to play its role with Saudi Arabia “until the end of the war,” without hinting at a time horizon.

The UAE is part of a Saudi-led military coalition comprising nine Arab states to support Yemen’s “legitimate” government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi against Iran-backed Shiite Houthi militia and forces controlled by former president Ali Abduallah Saleh.

The coalition has been bombing on a daily basis the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi group across Yemen since March 26, when President Hadi fled to the Saudi capital Riyadh to take refuge.

Gargash said goals of the operations in Yemen were “crystal clear and well-defined which contributed to its success: to bring the Yemen crisis back on the political track, to restore the legitimate government of Yemen, and to counter the Iranian interference in the region.”

He added “now it is the responsibility of the Yemeni people and factions to build channels of communication and agree on a political solution regarding the state and its institutions.”

Source: Nam News Network