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French site: UAE exit from Yemen does not mean a break with Saudi Arabia

2019-08-27T06:23:08.290Z



The French website "Orient 21" published an article by writer Helen Lackner highlighting the UAE's new approach after announcing its desire to withdraw from the war on Yemen.

The writer says that the UAE's announcement to withdraw its forces from Yemen hides behind the desire to find a new strategy to emerge from an endless war, and not without tensions with its strategic ally Saudi Arabia.

The writer believes that the policy of the UAE, which justifies its actions in Yemen with the complicity of the Islah party, which is strongly opposed to the Houthis and supports the government of Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, is illogical and characterized by the fear of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The writer concluded that the new approach of Abu Dhabi does not mean a break between Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, the actual rulers in their countries, but it indicates strategic differences, and that the withdrawal of the UAE aims to review Saudi policy.

"It remains to be seen whether this will work, especially since the coalition's options are limited by the legitimacy of Hadi and his government."

Abu Dhabi announced in early July to reduce its forces in several areas in Yemen as part of the "redeployment" plan for what it described as "strategic and tactical."

Later, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash confirmed that his country and the rest of the coalition are not leaving Yemen despite the redeployment carried out by the UAE forces.

It is noteworthy that there is strong indignation in Yemen against the UAE, which is an important pole in the Saudi-led coalition to support Yemeni legitimacy - and support for the coup by the so-called Southern Transitional Council in Aden, as well as the formation of military militias in several southern provinces such as security belt forces and elite Shabwani and others, and accused of occupying the island of Socotra Yemen.

Source: aljazeera

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