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#Sanaa’s Stipulations Confuses US Policy in #Yemen

As the #Omani delegation left Sana’a, the #American positions on the #Yemen file witnessed a clear contradiction. What are the dimensions of these developments? Are they a reflection of Washington’s

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failure to exploit #Oman’s relationship with Sana’a to pass its agenda? Or did Sana’a put forward a new vision to mix #Washington’s cards in its new course in #Yemen?
#Washington was counting on its success by embarrassing Sana’a, given the relations it had with the
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Sultanate of #Oman, which would eventually lead to pass the American proposals that originally aimed with the recognition of #US State Department, to halt the progress in #Marib or, more accurately, save its allies from an imminent defeat in their last strongholds in northern
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#Saudi War on #Yemen. 6 year Epic Failure: #Riyadh’s colonial genocide enriches depraved #USA and #UK .. #Video

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6 years have passed already. Yesterday I saw an old map of North #Yemen in the 1970s.. The borders were nearly identical to the #Houthi held area today. So what went wrong? Yemen should never have been made into one State.
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SEE ALSO.. Depraved #USA and #UK green light Genocide of Millions for Profit in #Yemen

The #Houthis have their own ancient culture based in the high mountains, their own branch of Shia religion, and their own social revolution , called #Ansarullah (#Houthi is just the
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The United States and Saudi Arabia have dug themselves into a hole in #Yemen. Common sense dictates they should stop making it deeper, according to former #American diplomat and political analyst J. Michael Springmann.

 The United States and Saudi Arabia have
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discussed #Riyadh’s protracted war on neighboring #Yemen, as the #Yemeni army steps up gains on the battlefield and retaliatory raids against the kingdom’s soil.
Springmann made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday after US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke
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with #Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (#MBS) on Wednesday and discussed regional security and the war in #Yemen.
Springmann said, “Since March 2015, now more than six years ago, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, backed by the US, the #UK, and other European states such as
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Reports on #Iran-#SaudiArabia intelligence contact in #Iraq.

#Zarif leaves #Qatar. #Saudi FM lands in #Doha, invites Emir Sheikh Tamim to meet the King in #Riyadh.

#Tehran (& the #US?) appears to try to take the #Gulf on board.

This could isolate #Israel in a revived #JCPOA.
Some in #Vienna appear to want to isolate #Israel. But officials in #Gulf/#GCC face a difficult choice. They have to weigh if a compromise on #JCPOA and weakening Israel's position will resolve the problem of #Iran's malign activities? Or will it be a temporary solution?
The #US is directly engaging #GCC on #JCPOA, while FM #Zarif engages #SaudiArabia through #Qatar and #Iraq.

If the #Gulf comes aboard, #Israel and #Republicans will be effectively sidelined.

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No mention was made of the facts that a Saudi invasion, not Iranian meddling, began this war, which has led to what has been assessed as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, in 2015;that the Saudi occupiers, who receive at least 70% of their weapons
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from their chief strategic partner, the #US, have killed thousands of #Yemeni civilians; that while #Houthi missile strikes have mainly targeted Saudi military installations and oil infrastructure, the #Saudis and their invasion partners have indiscriminately attacked
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civilians, partially or completely destroying over 500 healthcare facilities and bombing over 100 ambulances, even as the Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged the country.

But the #Houthi moves also point to the simpler, more-sinister reason why this war has turned so violent:
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#YEMEN:The Aggression Plunders Half A Trillion Riyals Annually From Tax And Customs Revenues In The Southern Governorates
The media center for the southern provinces,Tuesday , issued a report in which it monitored the organized plunder of oil resources by the countries of the
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#US-#Saudi-#Emirati aggression coalition and its tools. They exacerbated the humanitarian situation and caused the deterioration of services.

The report pointed out that the revenues amounted to 1.6 trillion riyals annually, according to the confessions of the
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government of ran away president Hadi.

The report emphasized that the expenditures of these governorates are limited compared to the total monthly and annual revenues from oil sales, tax revenues, customs revenues and other fees.The expenditures for
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#Sana’a officially revealed on what is going on behind the scenes of negotiations to push for a political settlement in #Yemen, after seven years of war and siege, and in light of a humanitarian catastrophe.
This came in a press interview with Foreign Minister, in the
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rescue government, Hisham Sharaf.

Sharaf called on #Saudi Arabia to acknowledge its mistakes in #Yemen, stressing that it sought, through its new initiative, to individuate on Yemen decision.

Sharaf indicated that the negotiations have made progress in the
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context of recognition by international and regional parties participating in the war on #Yemen that Sana’a and Riyadh are the decision-makers, referring to the negotiations between the two parties and others, which is currently taking place in the Omani capital, Muscat.
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#Ansarullah Issues First Human Rights Report '#YemenHiroshima:

Legal and Rights Department of #Ansarullah Political Bureau issued the first human rights report documenting the brutal crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition against civilians in #Yemen, entitled
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"#YemeniHiroshima ".
- The #report included 4,133 massacres and documented incidents, Al-Masirah reported.
-The report included detailed lists of the time and place of the incidents,
- there are more than 566 massacres and incidents cited in the report as prominent examples
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were committed by the countries involved in the coalition of aggression against #Yemeni civilians.
-The report monitored examples of dozens of crimes committed against prisoners and detainees in the prisons of the #Riyadh-led coalition and its mercenaries.

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The #UAE is trying to enter #Yemen through the occupation, under the cover of legitimacy. Abu Dhabi imposed its will on #Yemen’s sovereign decision, in order to enable it to exploit the country’s resources, and beyond that, the
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violations became continuous and did not stop all day.
Mahriya satellite channel published the #Emirati role on #Socotra Island. The UAE pays tempting offers to the residents of the Socotra Archipelago to concede to the Emirati occupation, but it was faced with strong rejection and made it one of the countries hostile to the
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Six years of fierce war later, and legitimacy has still not been restored. Nothing has been gained but ruin and destruction in #Yemen at the hands of those close to the people in land and bloodlines.

Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh

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#6YearsOfWarOnYemen
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Hundreds of thousands of #Yemenis have been killed in schools, mosques and markets; the missiles launched from the land of the Two Holy Mosques has not distinguished between civilians and soldiers. The goal is to eliminate the #Yemeni people, if not by missiles, then by
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disease. Even cholera has been recorded among children, killing thousands, according to a report by the World Health Organisation. Famine has also spread across the country as a result of the unjust blockade imposed on it by #Saudi Arabia and the #UAE, the home of Arab
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How could Washington give #AnsarAllah reason to see a ceasefire as a better path than continued warfare?

To begin, the U.S. could demonstrate goodwill by convincing Saudi Arabia to end the blockade of #Yemen, including the airport in Sana’a and
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the port at #Hodeida, both under #Houthi control.

Such a step would signal the #Biden administration’s commitment to concrete steps aimed at helping to wind down this conflict and address unfolding humanitarian concerns. In the process, if the #Saudis agree to lifting the
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blockade, the #Houthis could, in turn, agree to halt all attacks on #Saudi territory to address #Riyadh’s legitimate security concerns.

Regardless of how the Biden administration approaches the #Houthi movement, it is safe to say that the future of large areas of northern
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The #American Proposal Only Expresses #American Interests In The First Place: #Yemeni Official

Deputy Prime Minister for Defense and Security Affairs, Jalal Al-Ruwaishan, affirmed that #Yemen welcomes any clear calls for peace based on ending the war and lifting the
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siege imposed on #Yemeni people, according to YPA.

Al-Ruwaishan told Almasirah TV on Sunday::
-The international noise around #Marib is a reflection of the desire of the Saudi-led coalition countries or a particular party not to reach a decisive point that leads the
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#Yemenisto a political solution.
-#Marib is part of the great battle of #Yemen, not a specific part, and confrontations in Marib have been continuing in various areas of #Serwah and Hailan since the start of the aggression on #Yemen.
-The #American proposal for a nationwide
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1/ #Anghami First Arab Tech Company listing on NASDAQ NY
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✌🏻How did we go from rejections to stock listing!
It started with a bunch of emails we sent hoping to get an investor engaged. Most remain unanswered, few told us we'll fail. Thankfully one believed. One of Anghami founders fir...Announcing the NASDAQ list ...
2/ 🎢 What looks glamorous now with an upcoming bell ringing (virtually or not), was definitely a 9 year roller coaster: we went from ecstasy to confusion, from backstabbing to vindication - all within days. I will talk about how we made it through & what's #Chapter2 #Startup
3/ 🚨How many times were we close to sinking?
A lot. Some stories are mind boggling. I will get to that thread one day. Most of the times we came out strong, but a few times, It was really rough. We only made it because we believed in each other.
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#Yemen warns of attacking the Saudi Arabian oil giant’s facilities if a Riyadh-led coalition waging a war against the country strikes oilfields in a western province that is being liberated by #Yemeni forces.

The Yemeni National Salvation Government
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relayed the
message to the Saudi kingdom via diplomatic channels as #Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees are nearing the “Safer” oilfields in the west-central Ma’rib Province, Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.
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Saudi Arabia’s #Aramco oil company serves as the backbone of the kingdom’s economy.

The #Yemeni government told #Riyadh from its seat in the capital #Sana’a that the area featuring the oilfields was its “redline.”

The warning came after some #Marib-based tribes speculated
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🇸🇦The Arab Coalition has confirmed it has intercepted and destroyed a #ballistic missile attack by the #Iran-backed #Houthi militia targeting Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.
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The latest attack on #Riyadh comes just hours after the #ArabCoalition said on Saturday it intercepted and downed an explosive-laden drone launched by the #Houthis towards Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait. 2/4
The Arab Coalition also confirmed that it was monitoring the launching of a number of explosive drones by the Houthis in #Yemen on Saturday night and that it had intercepted and destroyed one targeting Jazan. 3/4
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After 10 painful weeks, a compromise was found–covering the shape of the executive and legislature, security arrangements and a timetable for transition. A deal was on the table. The U.N. Security Council was briefed and I was in discussions
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with #Saudi officials regarding the venue for a signing ceremony.
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Two days later, with no warning, the airstrikes began. From my hotel window, I watched the ruthless destruction of one of the oldest cities in the world.

A U.N. Security Council resolution provided cover for the horrors that followed. Drafted by the #Saudis, it was rushed
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#SaudiArabia #Riyadh #Investment

On Monday, Saudi Arabia stated that it plans to quit signing agreements with foreign companies that do not have their Mideast headquarters in the kingdom, state-run media said, a bold decision that could intensify the region's market rivalry.
The decision will take effect on January 1st. According to an unnamed official cited by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, 2024 aims to solicit foreign investment, improve the productivity of state expenditure and boost local jobs.
For international companies that work with government departments, organisations and funds, the rule applies.
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Read this, it is my an ongoing investigation:

When the #US unlawfully assassinated #Iran Sardar Qassem Soleimani, the #IRGC cdr was carrying a message to #Iraq PM Adel Abdul Mahdi who also asked him to visit #Baghdad following a direct request of mediation by Donald Trump.+
No doubt that Trump and his team cowardly planned the assassination and created circumstances for a setup to bring Sardar Soleimani to #Iraq, a trip that was not on his schedule.
But above all, Soleimani carried a message from Sayyed Ali Khamenei to #SaudiArabia. +
Is it the rapprochement between #SaudiArabia and #Iran the reason behind assassinating Sardar Soleimani? A normalisation of relationship between #Tehran and #Riyadh certainly damages the #US national interest.+
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#SOCOTRA, – The United Arab Emirates occupation (#UAE) on Wednesday established a new military post west of Socotra, Yemen, as part of its efforts to militarize the island at the intersection of the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.
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The commander of the so-called 1st Marine Brigade, Abdullah al-Soqadri , and the head of the interim, Rafat al-Thaqali, who is based in the #UAE, open the Sha’aob area west of #Socotra as a military site in preparation for the start of foreign experts to install radar and
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d spy devices in this area.
This area is the most important naval observation point, according to local residents.
The launch of the new site came on the eve of the Israeli broadcasting company’s confirmation of the arrival of an Israeli submarine in the waters of the Gulf.

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#BREAKING_NEWS of the day from #Iraq
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A very active #Iraqis in battlefield against #ISIS which created by nato & zionizt but investment of this was al saud & #UAE & still is them + ledes by #gs/#usa who bluffing to say we fighting terrorism & fuck u terrorist supporterz! CNTU ImageImageImageImage
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The Commander in chief of #PMU/#PMF says in recently the #nato/#gs/#usa refused to airstrikes the strongholds of #ISIS in #anbar border to #Syria/#Iraq

He told they as usual says we r here to fight ISIS & that’s totally lies! Instead they supporting terrorism in #Mosul etc ImageImageImageImage
Suddenly more news from #Iraq & #سلیمانیه at least 6 innocents kurds got killed & dozens injured in #Suleimania

The usually ppl protesting since 2 12 2020

Why? Coz barzani s too rich & other #Kurdish ppl ve not money2buy food(all payments s stopped by #Baghdad coz of conflict ImageImageImageImage
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By attacking #Iran overtly at the UN, #SaudiArabia helped #Tehran to take its gloves off & express directly & explicitly the nature of the Saudi regime and its sponsors of terrorism (AQ and ISIS). This will reflect upon Iran's allies: no more suave effort.
#SaudiArabia has been an ally of #Israel since 1980 but #Iran never wanted to break the relationship w/ Riyadh or overtly act against it as Saudi did. Fear of a sectarian war was greater & that kept Iran cautiously flirting w/ Saudi but confronting it in the field through allies.
Now that #SaudiArabia has lost its sectarian war in #Syria and #Iraq, is not (and shall not) managing to submit #Yemen, has lost its allies in #Lebanon where #Hezbollah (Iran ally) has won, #Riyadh is turning towards the #UN and wishes fight to the last American against #Iran.
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#SaudiArabia #Riyadh #Umrah #Coronavirus

After a month-long break due to the corona pandemic, Saudi Arabia wants to gradually resume the umrah, the so-called small pilgrimage.
The Ministry of the Interior in Riyadh announced that the restrictions on the umrah would be relaxed from October 4th. In a first phase beginning on October 4th,
6,000 people are expected to take part in the umrah every day, the ministry said, according to the state news agency Sana. The regulation initially only applies to Saudi Arabian citizens and permanent residents of the kingdom.
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#Pakiatan #SaudiArabia #Islamabad #Riyadh #China

Pakistan – Ties with Saudi Arabia are on a historically low ebb. Saudi Arabia announced a $6.2 billion US loan package for cash-strapped Pakistan in November 2018.
The plan included a total of $3 billion in loans, and a $3.2 billion oil credit facility. But then, Riyad demanded the return of the $3 billion loan and refused to sell oil on deferred payment to Islamabad.
Pakistan, in response, immediately returned to the Saudis $1 billion, signaling a distance from Riyadh. Apparently, the differences between the two countries emerged after Saudi Arabia sided with India in recent tensions over Kashmir.
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#ThursdayThoughts : Today marks 4 months since **MAX Global #Lockdown** (Thread). It was achieved on April 6 when 76% of global cities had #traffic congestion down 40% y/y or more. Now, only 12% of cities have congestion down 40%. #COVID__19 #pandemiclife #OOTT
*Side-by-Side Comparison*: Top 30 Global Cities w/ Most Depressed #Traffic Congestion. April 6 (Max lockdown) & today’s release. Apr 6th (left) Smoothed data showed #Philippines & #Malaysia cities top 2. US - 7 cities. #India - 4. #Wuhan #Paris #Istanbul #Moscow included. #OOTT
Now, (chart on right): #SaudiArabia is in focus w/ 2 cities in top 3: #Riyadh & #Jeddah . #Cairo is top in smoothed data. #Honolulu (US) is still in the top. US has 15 cities included now. #Manila & #kualalumpur still included. #COVID__19 #SocialDistancing #OOTT #Transportation
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