Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 548 - Yemen War Mosaic 548

Yemen Press Reader 548: 25. Juni 2019: Einstellen der Lebensmittelhilfe erhöht Hungerrisiko – Film: Entschieden für Hoffnung – Sudan und Jemenkrieg – Die Ökonomie des Krieges …
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… Die Ökonomie des Krieges im Mittleren Osten – Konsequenzen aus britischem Gerichtsurteil gegen Waffenverkäufe – und mehr

June 25, 2019: Suspension of food aid puts at risk of starvation – Film: Determined for hope – Sudan and the Yemen War – The economy of war in the Middle East – Consequences after U.K. Court Nixes Saudi Arms Sales – and more

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Klassifizierung / Classification

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

cp1b Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah / Most important: Hodeidah battle

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp2a Allgemein: Saudische Blockade / General: Saudi blockade

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp8a Jamal Khashoggi

cp9 USA

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12a Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms Trade

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

Für wen das Thema ganz neu ist / Who is new to the subject

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Einführende Artikel u. Überblicke für alle, die mit den Ereignissen im Jemen noch nicht vertraut sind, hier:

Yemen War: Introductory articles, overviews, for those who are still unfamiliar with the Yemen war here:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-einfuehrende-artikel-u-ueberblicke

Neue Artikel / New articles

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Film: Mahmoud's village in #Yemen was bombed three times by the coalition.

https://twitter.com/yemeneye1/status/1143102019873529856

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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Spotlight: Suspension of food aid puts thousands of Yemenis at risk of starvation

The UN World Food Program (WFP) has begun to partially suspend food assistance operations to areas of war-torn Yemen under the control of Houthi rebels, putting thousands of hungry people at risk of starvation.

The UN agency, which is feeding more than 10 million people across Yemen, repeatedly complained of some "obstructive and uncooperative" Houthi leaders who interfered with food distribution in the country's northern areas.

During the past days, a war of words continued to escalate between the Yemeni Houthi rebels and WFP, leading to the recent partial suspension of aid distribution that deprived thousands of hungry Yemenis from food assistance.

Estimations indicate that the partial suspension of food assistance by the WFP will leave a serious impact on around 850,000 people in the Houthi-controlled northern areas.

Even in the government-controlled southern provinces, thousands of internally displaced may get affected by the recent partial suspension of aid distribution as the main WFP headquarters are still based in capital Sanaa.

Displaced families on the outskirts of Aden said that lack of food hit their camps a few days following the partial suspension of aid distribution amid complete absence of local organizations affiliated with the WFP in Yemen.

Yahya Hassan, an internally displaced father of five children, told Xinhua that humanitarian affairs and issues related to the lives of people should be kept away from the political conflicts happening in the country.

Most of the displaced families confirmed that they are still in a pressing need for support of the WFP and other organizations as their suffering continues in aggravation with no end in sight.

Some people feared that the ongoing disagreements between the Houthi authorities based in Sanaa and the WFP officials may exacerbate their already miserable living conditions across the country.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/23/c_138167101.htm

More recording: Below, cp5.

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Film: Determined for Hope: Manal al Amal

Determined for Hope is filmed by Manal and Amal in Aslam, Hodeidah and Sanaa as they document the unfolding stories of Yemeni children and mothers at the heart of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Over the course of a month, we follow the children undergoing treatment for malnutrition, getting a closer look into the emotional toll it takes on the family.

The stories of Yemenis suffering from the war are intercut with the narration of Manal and Amal. Wandering through their memories, they recount happy moments of their pre-war Yemen lives, and add important context to the image of what world knows now only as a country in the Middle East torn by war.

https://vimeo.com/326500676?fbclid=IwAR1SlA7u_mzIX_WnR6vlBrCfo82CCbl26RfZe4fi2H4JMnInmzzoPgHMTvw

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Sudan’s Tragic Role In Yemen’s Civil War

Yemen’s Houthi rebellion poses no threat to Sudan’s security or national interests. There is no history of any group in Yemen attacking or threatening Sudan. Sudanese citizens were not concerned about the Houthis’ rise to power in Sana’a and other parts of Yemen nearly five years ago.

Yet since Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched their ongoing military campaign in Yemen in March 2015, Sudan has played an important role in the conflict.

In fact, 8,000-14,000 Sudanese mercenaries—including child soldiers between the ages of 13 and 17—are currently fighting within the Arab coalition’s ranks against Houthi insurgents.

Sudan’s participation in the Arab coalition has been all about money. Sudanese paramilitary forces have been fighting in the Yemeni civil war because of their dire economic problems at home and their need to earn an income. The Arab Persian Gulf states in the coalition have been compensating Sudanese mercenaries and child soldiers up to $10,000 each to enter the fight, essentially as cannon fodder in a conflict that has produced the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian crisis. This practice has kept the number of Saudi and Emirati casualties relatively low but at the expense of hundreds of Sudanese who have lost their lives in this war.

Many of the Sudanese fighters in Yemen come from the Janjaweed (armed horsemen) militias made up of ethnic Arabs from western Sudan, eastern Chad, and the Central African Republic (CAR)

Joining the Arab coalition served Bashir’s geopolitical interests, particularly after the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis broke out in May/June 2017

Yet Bashir’s decision to keep Sudan in the Arab coalition was one factor that contributed to the end of his three-decade rule in April. Along with rage stemming from corruption, poverty, and unemployment, widespread opposition to Sudan’s role in Yemen’s conflict was a theme in the anti-Bashir protests of 2018/2019.

Former Janjaweed members who now belong to the Rapid Support Forces (RFS) carried out the deadly violence against protestors in Khartoum on June 3.

The Arab Persian Gulf states waging war in Yemen understand that a civilian-led government in Khartoum would likely withdraw from the Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition. So, both Saudi Arabia and the UAE have high stakes in Sudan’s “interim” government—led by the TMC—maintaining its grip on power. Any government in Khartoum that is Saudi- and Emirati-friendly will receive support from these two GCC states regardless of the human rights abuses that it carries out against its own citizens. Given that the leadership in Sudan’s de facto government has promised to continue fighting the Houthis, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will continue in turn to strengthen the TMC’s legitimacy – by Giorgio Cafiero

https://lobelog.com/sudans-tragic-role-in-yemens-civil-war/

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Conflict Economies in the Middle East and North Africa

This report examines the common economic factors that continue to drive conflict in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. It also makes specific recommendations to Western policymakers addressing these types of sub-economies in detail.

This report expands this discourse by incorporating approaches adopted from the literature on the political economy of war to examine the conflict economies of Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen.

Economic motivations, at the individual and group level, are key to understanding the wars in these countries, yet have tended to be overlooked in the MENA context. (As the wars have progressed and evolved, the national and local economies in which conflict is embedded have also changed.) Such motivations can offer an alternative or complementary explanation for armed group membership and armed group behaviour. While some groups will fight to promote or defend a particular identity, others fight for economic survival or enrichment. For many more actors, these motivations are tied together, and separating out ‘greed’ and ‘grievance’ is a difficult, if not impossible, task. Even if economic motivations did not spark the wars in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen initially, it is clear that such factors now play a critical role in the persistence of open fighting, localized violence and coercion.

The objectives of this report are twofold. First, it seeks to develop a framework for comparative analysis of conflict economies at the local level in the MENA region. Traditionally, the idea of a conflict economy has been tightly linked to the funding for arms, ammunition and fighters. Further, most analyses of conflict economies are conducted at the national level. Even where research is conducted on a regional basis, discussion of the impact of conflict is brought back to the national level. In contrast, we see a broader political economy of war at work in the region. Our analysis illustrates how a conflict economy is embedded within a complex local socio-political system, in which many variables and agendas interact. We deliberately avoid characterizing conflict economies in terms of ‘black’ and ‘grey’ markets that somehow need to be ‘cleaned up’, as this erroneously implies that they can eventually be converted into licit markets like their peacetime counterparts. A more nuanced and multifaceted reading is essential. For the purposes of this report, we define a conflict economy as a system of producing, mobilizing and allocating resources to sustain competitive and embedded violence, both directly and indirectly.

Second, we show that a ‘political economy of war’ framing offers new approaches for reducing competitive and embedded violence. ‘Competitive violence’ can be defined as violence ‘deployed by warring elites to contest or defend the existing distribution of power’. Fighting between rival armed groups for control over resources and rents, among other things, usually falls into this category. ‘Embedded violence’, in contrast, underpins ‘how a political settlement works, as the deals agreed between elites may revolve around who has the “right” to use violence’. In practice, this could mean that one group is ‘permitted’ to use violence against another group – and no punishment will be enforced. In the context of this study, the use of armed force to assert the status quo to limit the number of ruling elite members is one example of embedded violence – by Tim Eaton, Dr Renad Mansour,Peter Salisbury, Dr Lina Khatib,Christine Cheng and Jihad Yazigi

https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/conflict-economies-middle-east-and-north-africa

and full report: https://reader.chathamhouse.org/chhj6854-war-economies-epub#executive-summary

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U.K. Court Nixes Saudi Arms Sales–What it Means for the US and Other EU Countries

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales issued a landmark ruling June 20 on the U.K.’s decision to continue licensing arms sales — and its failure to suspend existing licenses — to Saudi Arabia, given the conduct of Saudi Arabia in the Yemen conflict.

The court ruled, in essence, that in making decisions on arms sales, the U.K. government could no longer ignore uncomfortable facts.

The evidence is clear: The coalition has repeatedly carried out indiscriminate and disproportionate airstrikes, failed to take appropriate precautions, and failed to credibly investigate. Yet, arms continued to flow from the U.K., as well as from the United States, France, Spain, Italy and others.

Assessing Past Violations

The central question before the Court of Appeal was whether the Secretary of State could rationally decide not to assess individual past violations in an estimation of the risk of future violations and remain in compliance with domestic and EU rules on arms exports. The Court of Appeal clearly answered this question in the negative.

But the court’s decision on process is important — extremely so. The decision strongly endorses the existing guidance in Section 2.13 of the User’s Guide: That, in assessing “clear risk,” states should include, amongst other important inquiries, an examination of “the recipient’s past and present record of respect for international humanitarian law.” To the Court, this is a necessary component of any arms-licensing decision.

In other words, the ruling would require the U.K. to incorporate assessments of laws-of-war compliance by partners to whom it is exporting military materiel. Regularizing the review of international humanitarian law compliance by partners is a crucial means of making those laws more effective (and thus more meaningful for civilians for whom harm is meant to be minimized by these provisions).

In the Yemen context, a review of this nature would bring much-needed and long-overdue scrutiny to the conduct of the Saudi/U.A.E.-led coalition by the official entities of its allies, who in many cases serve as the coalition’s enablers. Such reviews should necessarily involve scrutiny of the recipient state’s response to violations. In the case of Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., and other coalition members, the response has been marked by denial and excuse.

Other EU Members and the United States

For other EU members, particularly those that have yet to suspend arms licenses to Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and their coalition partners, the judgment – although not legally binding on other EU states – makes a compelling case (with much of its reasoning grounded in the same test as set out in the EU Common Position and the User’s Guide) that they, too, must assess the coalition’s record in Yemen, and cannot turn a blind eye to past abuses when granting arms licenses if seeking to comply with the EU Common Position.

The U.S. Congress, in its ongoing battle with the Trump Administration on the issue of arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E., might consider legislating something similar for U.S. domestic law – by Kristine Beckerle and Dearbhla Minogue

https://www.justsecurity.org/64664/u-k-court-nixes-saudi-arms-sales-what-it-means-for-the-us-and-other-eu-countries/

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Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia may have been ruled ‘unlawful’ – but that doesn’t mean they’ll stop

As well as the question of what the Court of Appeal’s decision means for existing equipment, there is a little faith in a paradigm shift in attitudes given the two frontrunners for the Conservative leadership, both of whom have signed off on arms contracts in the past

The court’s decision does not mean Britain must immediately halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

For now, the UK cannot grant any new export licences to sell arms to the kingdom but the existing licenses and contracts will continue, pending a decision by the secretary of state.

One of the judges, Sir Terence Etherton, said the ruling did not require the suspension of arms exports to Saudi Arabia but the government “must reconsider the matter” and estimate any future risks.

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, has already said the government would challenge the Court of Appeal ruling. In the meantime, they are “carefully considering the implications of the judgment for decision-making”.

Fox has to go away and come up with a new decision-making process and it is entirely possible, campaigners told me, that he could go away and conclude he has made correct decisions in the past.

Lawyers have also warned that it may be possible new arms “sales” could happen if the government can claim they are covered by existing licences rather than needing fresh ones.

There are also questions raised about what that means for existing equipment sold, including aircraft. Will the UK still provide spare parts, training and personal support to the fighter jets already delivered?

Andrew Smith, of CAAT, said that there was a decades-long history that was not going to be “turned off overnight” and the remaining stockpiles of British could still be used.

There is a little faith in a paradigm shift in attitudes given the contenders for the role of prime minister are Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, both of whom have signed off on arms contracts in the past.

Smith argued that there needs to be a change in “political mindset” – by Bel Trew

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/british-government-arms-sales-saudi-arabia-unlawful-yemen-a8971381.html

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Seuchen / Most important: Epidemics

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[Sanaa] Health Ministry: 418 Thousand, 801 Cases Suspected of Cholera

The Ministry of Health announced on Monday that the number of suspected cases of cholera since January to June 21 was 418 thousand and 801 cases. 686 patients were dead in the capital, Hodeidah and Ibb.

The spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Youssef Al-Hadheri said in a statement to Saba agency that the cases affected by diseases and epidemics worsened dramatically in recent times, despite the efforts of the Ministry and its partners in response to these epidemics.

Dr. Al-Hadhari describing the situation, said that the measles cases are in serious danger, despite the noticeable improvement in the last month. He noted that there are about seven thousands of affected and suspiciously affected cases of measles since the beginning of this year.

He pointed out that there are hundreds of affected and killed cases of H1N1 infection, hemorrhagic fevers, diphtheria, malaria, dengue fever, acute pneumonia, meningitis, mumps, pertussis, liver, neonatal tetanus, chickenpox and Leishmaniasis, rabies, scabies and other diseases.

"The epidemiological situation in Yemen still requires many interventions and care at all levels, especially with the continuation of the aggression and the siege.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7516

cp1b Am wichtigsten: Kampf um Hodeidah / Most important: Hodeidah battle

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Film: Aerial filootsge shows trenches Houthis dug in east and north Hodeidah city over the past few months.

https://twitter.com/Ndawsari/status/1143220077015306240

https://twitter.com/baseem_aljenani/status/1143094884733280256

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Houthis bring more reinforcements, intensify shelling of south Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10551

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a citizen on Monday evening was killed after Saudi-mercenaries launched a mortar shell on Attohayta district, Hodeidah.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7525&

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Monday, June 24th, 2019

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7521

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Yemen government denies quitting Stockholm agreement

The government will resume meetings this week with UN Envoy Martin Griffiths

Yemen’s internationally recognised government on Tuesday denied it was withdrawing from a landmark peace deal reached in Sweden.

“No such move is in consideration,” the official told The National.

The government has reaffirmed the “UN adherence to the three references of the Yemen peace process and to the actual Stockholm deal,” he said.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/yemen-government-denies-quitting-stockholm-agreement-1.878861

referring to

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The #Yemen Hadi government is reportedly considering withdrawing from the UN Stockholm Agreement, according to a Saudi news source.

https://twitter.com/MaherFarrukh/status/1143149227389927425

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Amalika forces foil Houthi infiltration into Hays, Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10540

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Scores of families displace due to Houthi shelling in Hodeidah

Dozens of families have been displaced on Sunday in Hodeidah province.

The families had to flee their own houses to survive the violent and continuous artillery shelling of the Houthi rebel against their houses in Tohaita district south of Hodeidah.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/23/scores-of-families-displace-due-to-houthi-shelling-in-hodeidah/

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Two children killed by Houthi-laid mine in Hodeidah

Two children were killed on Sunday, by Houthi-laid land mine explosion in al-Duraihimi district, south of Hodeidah governorate.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10542

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P81KIi-ynYY

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Five family members killed and wounded by Houthis’ shelling in Hodeidah

Local sources told September Net that the Houthi rebel militia fired mortar rounds into residential neighborhood in Hays town, south of Hodeidah province, on Saturday evening.

“One of the shells hit a house owned by the citizen Mohammed Naji Hameed, killing a woman and critically injuring four persons among them children,” the sources added.”

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/23/five-family-members-killed-and-wounded-by-houthis-shelling-in-hodeidah/ = http://en.adenpress.news/news/10539

and also https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168880 (the killed is „girl“)

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A civilian was killed by members of the Houthi group in Bait al-Faqeh district in Hodeida governorate.

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1142897143260286977

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7510

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Saudi Arabia Fabricates Justifications to Avoid Implementation of Stockholm’s Hodeidah Agreement

The purpose of Saudi discourse against Hodeidah, as well as the actual practices of mercenaries on the ground, as part of the continuous escalation of violations and mobilization, is to find justification for avoiding the Stockholm's agreement and to attack the city or at least not to implement this agreement, evade it so that Yemen remains besieged.

Saudi Arabia seeks to divert attention from the crimes and siege imposed on Hodeidah and all Yemen through a propaganda depicting the recent Yemeni done strikes to be by airbases in from Hodeidah.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7512

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Coalition continuous to violate cease fire agreement in Hodeidah

https://sabanews.net/en/news540076.htm

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7494

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Army shoots down Saudi spy plane in Hodeidah

http://www.saba.ye/en/news539899.htm

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US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Friday, June 21st, 2019

A child was wounded by a shell fired by US-Saudi mercenaries [and more]

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7482

Photos: https://www.facebook.com/YemenNotATarget/posts/770014660091474

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Battles are escalating in south #Hodeidah with Houthis poised to push into Al-Tuhayta district.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1142405891880357888

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Local source: a woman was killed and other people were injured from one family in a Houthi group shelling at a civilian neighborhood, south of Hodeidah governorate

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1142092719336173569

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A citizen killed by Houthi militia south Hodeidah

Houthis killed a truck driver in Hays town south of Hodeidah after he declined to pay illegal tariffs to the rebel militia.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/22/a-citizen-killed-by-houthi-militia-south-hodeidah/

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Film: Sniper militias Houthi targeting homes of citizens in Durahmi and wounding a citizen injured

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jinK-4Gc0E

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Yemeni Air Defenses Down Spy Drone in Hodiedah

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7470

cp2 Allgemein / General

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Interactive Map of Yemen War

https://yemen.liveuamap.com/

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MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON JUNE 24, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-june-24-2019-map-update/

MILITARY SITUATION IN YEMEN ON JUNE 23, 2019 (MAP UPDATE)

https://southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-june-23-2019-map-update/

MAP UPDATE: ANSAR ALLAH CONTINUES OFFENSIVE ACTIONS AT SOUTHERN SAUDI BORDER

https://southfront.org/map-update-ansar-allah-continues-offensive-actions-at-southern-saudi-border/

ANSAR ALLAH CONTINUES ATTACKS ON SAUDI-LED FORCES AMID GROWING TENSIONS IN PERSIAN GULF (MAP, INFOGRAPHICS)

https://southfront.org/ansar-allah-continues-attacks-on-saudi-led-forces-amid-growing-tensions-in-persian-gulf-map-infographics/

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Yemen in Focus: Western allies strike Saudi coalition with double blow

This week we look at a double blow to the Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen, a new death toll for the conflict and an Arab move against the Houthis

[Overview article]

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2019/6/21/yemen-in-focus-us-uk-strike-riyadh-with-double-blow

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Film: ~248~ Iran War Games, No More Common Good, Russiagate Falls Apart EVEN MORE

This episode covers Flint, Iran, Brazil, Yemen, abuse of immigrants, inequality, the cold war on China and more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XREYXxRVLU

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IMO warns about Yemen piracy warnings

The Yemen-based Regional Maritime Information Sharing Centre has been issuing false piracy alerts, the IMO has warned. The UN-backed body said the ongoing civil war in Yemen has caused the centre to suspend operations and that updates coming from infoex@remisc.org "are not legitimate" . "IMO has supported the REMISC since its establishment and operationalisation. However, the organisation has no responsibility or oversight with respect to its current operations,"

https://www.tradewindsnews.com/safety/imo-warns-about-yemen-piracy-warnings/2-1-626871

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Iran Claims US, Regional Allies Responsible for Main Human Rights Violations – Reports

The United States and its allies are the worst offenders of human rights in the Middle East, as demonstrated by their actions in Palestine and Yemen, Iranian Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said on Monday, as reported by local media.

The most severe human rights violations today are perpetrated against the Palestinians and the Yemenis, Raeisi said, as cited by the Mehr News agency.

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201906251076040176-iran-usa-regional-allies-human-rights-violationsa/

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Yemen’s Mother of Martyrs

Fatima Nagi Ali personifies the cost of Yemen’s interminable conflict

It is here that Fatima Nagi Ali, 68, lives in a rundown house. She is known here as the Mother of the Martyrs.

In recent years, she has lost three sons, a nephew, and three cousins to war. Her story offers a close-up view of the cost of conflict in Yemen

“It is not easy to live counting the death toll of your loved ones,” she said. “I am resilient but when it comes to see dozens of your grandsons suffering, struggling to make a living from their early childhood, that leaves a bleeding wound in the depth of my heart. This kills me every day.”

In Al Dhalea Mrs Ali has become a symbol of sacrifice. Officials and military commanders now visit her house to honour the contribution her family has made in the defence of the region.

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/yemen-s-mother-of-martyrs-1.878564

My comment: Misused for propaganda. The same lies and scams as in Europe in WW I.

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Al-Barakani: The parliament will be held in Aden and await to extend the state control with coalition support

Yemeni parliament Speaker Sultan al-Burkani voiced his fears of the conflict ailing his country being removed from the international community’s memory as the threat of an Iran-US war occupies the highest political echelons worldwide.

Certainly, any tension in the region affects the future of Yemen, and we are afraid to reach a stage of forgetting the issue of Yemen in light of the international community's concern for what is to come,” he told Asharq Al-Awsat.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168868

My comment: Hadi government’s parliament. – This is certainly true. The rest following is odd propaganda.

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Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of US-Saudi talks

[Overview, last days]

https://apnews.com/f5871d3a11444fb0a1e11fa2b8d0274d

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Yemen, la guerra saudita colpisce anche le scuole

[Saudi bombs have targeted school facilities, killing pupils and students, and those faithful to Mansur Hadi have transferred the legal authority of the Central Bank of #Yemen from Sana’a to Aden, thus preventing almost 200,000 teachers from receiving their salary, and the embargo also hampers the importation of paper, and therefore the printing of school textbooks; the economic, social and psychological consequences of aggression on teachers and pupils are clearly evident.]

https://www.ilprimatonazionale.it/esteri/yemen-scuola-122261

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Gemeinsame Erklärung von Saudi Arabien, den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten, dem Vereinigten Königreich und den Vereinigten Staaten zu Jemen und der Region

Das Königreich Saudi-Arabien, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, das Vereinigte Königreich und die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika äußern ihre Besorgnis über die eskalierenden Spannungen in der Region und die Gefahren, die von der destabilisierenden iranischen Aktivität für Frieden und Sicherheit sowohl im Jemen als auch in der weiteren Region ausgehen, einschließlich der Angriffe auf die Öltanker in Fudschaira am 12. Mai und im Golf von Oman am 13. Juni. Diese Angriffe bedrohen die internationalen Wasserstraßen, auf die wir alle für die Schifffahrt angewiesen sind. Schiffe und ihre Besatzungen müssen die Möglichkeit haben, internationale Gewässer sicher zu passieren. Wir fordern den Iran auf, alle weiteren Maßnahmen, die die regionale Stabilität gefährden, einzustellen, und fordern diplomatische Lösungen zur Deeskalation der Spannungen.

https://tagesereignis.de/2019/06/politik/mike-pompeo-erste-ergebnisse-und-gemeinsames-statement-zur-sicherheit-im-nahen-osten/10854/

Kommentare: S. unten auf Englisch.

(A K P)

KSA, UAE, UK and USA Express Their Concern over Escalating Tensions in the Region

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America express their concern over escalating tensions in the region and the dangers posed by Iranian destabilizing activity to peace and security both in Yemen and the broader region, including attacks on the oil tankers at Fujairah on 12 May and in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June.

We further note with concern the recent escalation in Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia using Iranian made and facilitated missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In particular, we condemn the Houthi attack on Abha civilian airport on 12 June, which injured 26 civilians.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1937303 = https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-by-saudi-arabia-the-uae-the-uk-and-the-us-about-the-situation-in-yemen-and-the-region = https://www.state.gov/joint-statement-by-saudi-arabia-the-united-arab-emirates-the-united-kingdom-and-the-united-states-on-yemen-and-the-region/

and also https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/saudi-uae-uk-and-us-condemn-iran-s-role-in-yemen-1.878224

My comment: In Yemen, the Quad plays the role of “peace broker”. But, the Quad represents four warring parties on one side of the conflict. And they just decry the acts of their enemies’ side. This altogether is a ridiculous event.

Comment: This press release seems to whitewash these four states to the point where it appears they have no role in the Yemen conflict.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10157682455103641

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UN Should Stop Rising Civilian Deaths in Yemen

The present state of perdition has spread to all parts of the impoverished country as well.

a collapse in health and waste management services due to fighting has led to contamination, health risks, famine and cholera outbreak, posing a serious challenge not only for aid workers and civilians in affected areas but also for those who wish to return

The devastation caused by the illegal war has also deprived Yemenis not just of their livelihoods but of the very tools they would need to launch a major reconstruction effort to rebuild the poorest country in the Arab world.

The Security Council should intervene and use the leverage it has to stop the violence and air strikes that pay scant heed to defenseless civilians

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13980402000037

My remark: From Iran.

(B K P)

Growing of Yemen Deterrent Power Leads to Suppression of U.S. Attitudes on Arab region

A number of observers note that as Saudi Arabia continues committing crimes against the Yemeni people, it has to make more concessions to the U.S. and Israel. The relationship between the two sides has reached the point that Washington has become insulting Saudi Arabia, while Saudi Arabia does not respond to the U.S. insults.

A number of observers believe that the growing of deterrent power of Yemen could lead to the suppression of the U.S. attitudes on its allies in the Arab region

The war against Yemen verified also another fact, which is the loss of confidence in the US arms

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7485

My remark: From Houthi news site.

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Yemen escalation: Why Houthis ramp up attacks on Saudi Arabia

Houthi attacks on Saudi territory have markedly escalated, coinciding with increasing US pressure on Iran.

The surge in Houthi attacks may be aimed at showing the US and its allies that any conflict between them and Iran risks igniting a regional war, analysts told Al Jazeera. Others see the attacks as asymmetric retaliation against US regional allies by Tehran.

"The Saudi and Emirati complicity in aiding and abetting tough US sanctions against Iran is, to some extent, driving this surge in Houthi attacks. But Tehran's support for Yemeni rebels is not simply based on Iranian geopolitical interests and cannot be reduced to a personal revenge against the Saudis," a Tehran-based intelligence analyst.

Houthis themselves blame the "Saudi aggression against our country" for increased assaults and their adverse implications for the Hodeidah agreement.

The uptick in Houthi assaults against Saudi positions and its possible link with the growing economic and military pressure on Iran suggests that in the event of a US-Iran conflict, Saudi Arabia may be a prime target of Iranian missiles and Yemeni drones.

The Houthis' motive seems to be twofold: take the fight inside the Saudi territory and inflict considerable damage on its infrastructure in retaliation for "daily aggression" by the Saudi-led coalition.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/yemen-escalation-houthis-ramp-attacks-saudi-arabia-190622055136031.html

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Unterstützung heißt Komplizenschaft: Die tödliche Rolle Europas im Jemen-Krieg

Angesichts dieser allumfassenden Komplizenschaft ist es nachvollziehbar, dass der Fokus der spärlichen Berichterstattung auf dem US-Support der Kriegskoalition liegt.

So verständlich diese US-Fixierung auch sein mag, zeichnet sie dennoch ein mehr als unvollständiges Bild und blendet die Mitverantwortung all der anderen - zumeist europäischen - Staaten für die Fortführung der erbarmungslosen Bombardierung des Jemen systematisch aus.

http://www.schattenblick.de/infopool/medien/altern/gras1881.html = http://www.linksnet.de/index.php/artikel/47770

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US diplomat reveals organized corruption to prolong the war in Yemen

The former United States Ambassador to Yemen, Gerald Michael Feierstein said that many Yemeni military units exist only in lists and not on the ground, their salaries go to senior commanders within the legitimacy that rejects the implementation of mobile banking system.
"Some people run check points and charge everyone come to them, the Houthis make as much as 30 million dollars a month from Hodeidah port." Feierstein said, adding that "some people are doing very well in Yemen's war economy, so they don't want to see an end to the conflict."

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10520

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International and Internal U.S. Debates Refocus Spotlight on Yemen’s Conflict

The ongoing conflict in Yemen is inching toward the center of important debates for the United States, but international attention is unlikely to have any material impact on the conduct of the war.

From time to time, events – both domestic and international – converge to serve as a reminder that Yemen’s war continues to be a source of considerable suffering for the Yemeni people as well as a persistent cause of instability in the region. This appears to be one such moment, as the ongoing conflict in Yemen finds its way inching toward the center of important debates: in the United States, as part of the domestic political discussion on the nature of the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, and the balance between the executive and legislative branches of government; and internationally, as a focal point of Washington’s campaign to portray Iran as a rogue actor menacing regional peace and security.

Given the continued hostilities, it doesn’t appear as though a return of international attention to the fate of Yemen is going to have any material impact on the conduct of the war. This is largely because, even now, the conflict is viewed through the prism of other issues – battles between the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, or disputes between the United States and Iran – rather than as a political and humanitarian calamity in its own right, with home-grown causes that, ultimately, are going to require home-grown remedies – by Ambassador Stephen A. Seche

https://agsiw.org/international-and-internal-u-s-debates-refocus-spotlight-on-yemens-conflict/

cp2a Saudische Blockade / Saudi blockade

(A H P)

[Sanaa gov.] Ministry of Health: Saudi aggression siege help in spread of diseases, epidemics

https://sabanews.net/en/news540175.htm

(A P)

Yemeni Oil Company employees condemns UN silence on the seizure of oil vessels

The Yemen Oil Company employees on Sunday demonstrated in front of the United Nations Office in Sana'a to condemning the international silence towards the practices of the coalition of aggress

https://sabanews.net/en/news540142.htm

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21 ,000 tons of gasoline and diesel arrives in Hodeidah' port: YPC company

The Yemen Petroleum Company "YPC" said the ship which carrying 21,000 tons of gasoline and diesel arrived to Hodeidah port, after being detained by the Coalition of Aggression and the Aden Commission for a 15-day sea show in Djibouti.

http://www.saba.ye/en/news539941.htm

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Wikipedia: Blockade of Yemen

The blockade of Yemen refers to a sea, land and air blockade on Yemen which started with the positioning of Saudi Arabian warships in Yemeni waters in 2015 with the Saudi invasion of Yemen. The United States had joined the blockade in October 2016,[1] and the blockade was further constricted following the November 2017 launch of a missile from Houthis in Yemen towards Riyadh.[2] The blockade of Yemen has resulted in widespread starvation, to the extent that the United Nations has raised concerns about the possibility of it becoming the deadliest famine in decades#

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockade_of_Yemen

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

Siehe / Look at cp1

(B H)

Maps: Yemen - Weatherization - Seasonal Temperature Extremes (2000-2019)

https://reliefweb.int/map/yemen/yemen-weatherization-seasonal-temperature-extremes-2000-2019

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World Bank, UN Development Programme: Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) - Fact Sheet March 2019

In response to Yemen crisis, UNDP has partnered with the World Bank to implement the US$300 million YECRP to revive Yemen’s economy through large cash-for-work projects, support to small businesses, and labor-intensive repairs of small infrastructure benefiting vulnerable communities in over 300 districts across the 22 governorates of Yemen.

YECRP aims to mitigate the impact of the current crisis on Yemeni local households and communities and assist their recovery.

Yemeni households benefit from short-term income generation and employment opportunities through implementation of two cash programs:

Cash for Work including: e.g. water harvesting, agricultural lands and schools rehabilitation, maintenance of access roads.

Cash for Social Services, such as nutrition and health services and youth-led community initiatives.

Communities benefit from restored socio-economic community assets through reconstruction and rehabilitation of community infrastructures projects such as, paving of access roads, water supply, and rehabilitation of existing schools and protection of agricultural lands.

http://www.ye.undp.org/content/yemen/en/home/library/yecrp-fact-sheet---march2019.html = https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-emergency-crisis-response-project-yecrp-fact-sheet-march-2019

(B H)

Kindheit im Jemen: Hier helfen Ihre Spenden

Mit über 743.500 Euro konnten wir dank Ihnen die Nothilfe von UNICEF im Jemen dieses Jahr bereits unterstützen. Jeder Euro ist bitter nötig, da die Versorgungslage so schlecht ist, dass 12,3 Millionen Kinder humanitäre Hilfe brauchen. (Bildergalerie)

Dank Ihrer Spenden können wir die UNICEF-Nothilfe im Jemen unterstützen. Die Schwerpunkte dieser Arbeit liegen dabei auf:

https://web.de/magazine/unicef/kindheit-jemen-helfen-spenden-33803826

(B H)

SFD Yemen: food production is the sustainable solution for #Yemen chronic #Food_Insecurity crisis with #dignity. #SFDisDifferent in strengthening #agriculture and empowering poor farmers to cope with the conflict impact with continued support of @AlbankAldawli (photos)

https://twitter.com/SFDYemen/status/1142852556135325696

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster: Yemen: Protection Cluster Update (June 2019)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Even as al-Hudaydah has experienced a relative reduction in violence with the focus on redeployment, the intensity of conflict in Yemen has meanwhile shifted to frontlines in the middle of the country, including al-Dhale’e as well as Taizz. At the same time, escalating regional tensions and related strikes can continue to result in a brutal civilian collateral. Conflict, cholera and risk of famine all increase the protection needs of an already vulnerable population struggling to survive. In this context, ensuring protection of civilians remains paramount, as does addressing the growing protection needs for the conflict-affected and displaced population of Yemen.

https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/yemen/document/protection-cluster-yemen-update-june-2019

and

(B H)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster: Yemen: Area-based Response Plans, June 2019

At the heart of the humanitarian emergency in Yemen is a protection crisis that threatens the life, safety and well-being of millions of civilians

The conflict in Yemen continues on several geographic fronts, where the implications on protection differ depending on the nature of armed conflict

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-area-based-response-plans-june-2019

(B H P)

World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster: UNHAS Flight Schedule, July 2019

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unhas-flight-schedule-july-2019

My remark: No flights to Sanaa at all…

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UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report (May 2019)

On 16 May, multiple air strikes hit various locations in Amanat Al Asimah and Sana’a governorates, killing children and wounding more than 70 civilians

The number of Acute Watery Diarrhoea/suspected cholera cases has continued to rise since the start of 2019

UNICEF continues to assess and monitor the nutrition situation in Yemen.

This year, UNICEF, together Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) partners, has reached 752,745 newly displaced people with RRM kits

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unicef-yemen-humanitarian-situation-report-may-2019

(B H)

United Nations Population Fund: UNFPA Response in Yemen: Monthly Situation Report #05 May 2019

Levels of humanitarian need continue to stagger in Yemen. Fighting sporadically escalated in different parts of the country leading to spikes in displacement and civilian casualties. As of May some 36,506 families have been displaced across Yemen since the beginning ofthe year.

Hajjah is one ofthe most conflict-affected governorates in Yemen.

By May 2019, UNFPA's response provided reproductive health services to more than 300,000 women and girls with 261 health facilities supported across the country to provide emergency obstetric care and essential reproductive health supplies.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/unfpa-response-yemen-monthly-situation-report-05-may-2019

(B H)

Relief and Development Peer Foundation: Yemen: Monthly Situation Report No. 05 (May 2019)

Highlights:

Distribution of General Food Assistance (GFA) to 7,630 Vulnerable HHs in Three Districts of Al-Bayda Governorate, Funded by WFP.

2,800 Vulnerable HHs Received May Distribution Cycle of Unconditional Vouchers/Cash Transfer Assistance in Ash Shamayatayn District. […]

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-monthly-situation-report-no-05-may-2019-0

(B H)

Film: Self reliance projects are very effective and sustainable. #CD4HR helped families in #Yemenbuild a new life and learn new skills (e.g. sewing) to be able to move past the disasters that have befallen them. We purchased sewing machines and now they sew clothes and sell them to make an income to provide for their families. To help and aid more projects please donate generously

https://www.facebook.com/cd4hr/videos/vb.180445999344422/2375314469192087/?type=2&theater

https://www.gofundme.com/f/9wwr7m-yemen-relief-fund?member=1035872

(B H)

Film: War and harsh living conditions push some of Taiz citizens to commit suicide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVTYxxg_Esc

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Film: US-Saudi Aggression Has Made Yemen Prison with Collapsed Health Care

More than ever, the health care system in Yemen is under pressure. Thousands of patients are between a rock and hard place; they are under attack by the Saudi-led coalition on one side, and a tight siege on the other

https://en.farsnews.com/player.aspx?nn=13980318000524

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MSF: YEMEN: “OUR TEAMS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK"

Alex Dunne shares his experience after 12 months in our team there…

Over the past year I’ve been working in Yemen, as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

I have seen first-hand the devastating effect the conflict has had on some of the most vulnerable people in the country.

In our Mother and Child Hospital in Taiz Houban, I was lucky enough to talk with some of our patients who had recently given birth.

Every day I see the incredible impact our medical work has on patients right across Yemen.

https://blogs.msf.org/bloggers/alex/yemen-%E2%80%9Cour-teams-are-working-around-clock

(B E H)

Food insecurity in #Yemen is a persistant crisis. @SFDYemen is expanding livelihood assets including built infrastructure to support small holder farmers sustainably produce food for millions of people (photos)

https://twitter.com/Wesamqaid/status/1142355655929606144

(A H)

Medical source: Ibn Khaldun hospital [Lahj, Southern Yemen] received 7 bodies of people who died as a result of high temperatures which were doubled by the power outages

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1142190735703326722

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International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies: Yemen: Floods - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRYE007

Since the mid of May, Yemen has experienced heavy rainfall in different parts of the country, causing widespread floods, which have been reported since the second week of June and required immediate assistance.

The population in the affected areas have lost their livelihoods, essential assets and belongings. The humanitarian actors have serious concerns about the possible deterioration of the health situation due to the current cholera outbreak.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-floods-emergency-plan-action-epoa-dref-n-mdrye007

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

(B H)

International Organization for Migration: IOM helps nearly 30,000 people in Yemen rebuild shelters destroyed by floods

Over 80,000 people in Yemen have been impacted by heavy rains and floods, since late May. Among those most affected are displaced communities whose makeshift shelters have failed to weather the storm, exposing them to the elements.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is distributing emergency aid items to flood survivors, particularly displaced families, in the worst-affected governorates: Aden, Abyan, Hajjah, Ibb and Taizz.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/iom-helps-nearly-30000-people-yemen-rebuild-shelters-destroyed-floods

(B H)

Film: Yemenis outside the country need to be visible! Share this video we produce in solidarity #WithRefugees in Yemen!

https://twitter.com/Women4Yemen/status/1142569001496825856

(B H)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster: Yemen: Protection Cluster Update (June 2019)

Whereas al-Hudaydah and the west coast caused most new displacement in the second half of 2018, 2019 has seen new waves of displacement from the middle and north of the country. According to IOM’s displacement tracking matrix, a total of 273,924 persons have been newly displaced since the beginning of 2019

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-protection-cluster-update-june-2019

(B H)

UNHCR Operational Update, 21 June 2019

Despite some improvement in the weather conditions since recent storms raged across Yemen, logistical challenges are hampering UNHCR’s ability to respond to displaced (IDP) families in the southern governorates of Ibb and Taizz,

In response to the floods that hit IDPs in Aden and Lahj governorates, UNHCR and partners have embarked on distribution of CRIs.

Further north, in Hajjah governorate, the local authorities’ recent preliminary assessment found that 3,200 IDP families and 500 host families were affected in the wake of flooding

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-unhcr-operational-update-21-june-2019

(A H)

My colleague @AlragehiEissa told me that @OxfamYemen has cut off water supplies to Khodaish displaced camp in Abs area #Hajjah governorate. There are 51 thousands displaced people in that camp (photos)

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1142730806118555648

My comment: Why???????

(A H)

Rain and floods destroy hundreds of tents, food and shelter materials in Lahj governorate. (photo9

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1142539836743737344

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

Siehe / Look at cp1

(A P)

Yemeni Leadership Affirms Support of Palestinian People, Condemns all Zionist Plots, Conferences

The Supreme Political Council renewed the Yemen's rejection and condemning of all suspicious steps calling for normalization with the Zionist entity, accusing those involved of liquidating the Palestinian cause and preventing its people from their right to return.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7522

(A P)

Clashes among Houthi militia in Ibb province, senior leader killed

A senior leader of the Iran-backed Houthi rebel militia were killed in clashes with militants loyal to another Houthi leader in Ibb city central the country.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/24/clashes-among-houthi-militia-in-ibb-province-senior-leader-killed/

(A E P)

Yemeni Cashiers Association in Sana’a declared a strike as a result of the looting of new currencies and large financial obligations

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1143228025229774853

and

(A P)

Houthi militia loots currency exchanges in Dhamar

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/24/houthi-militia-loots-currency-exchanges-in-dhamar/

(A P)

Film: This is how #Houthi militants rule #Yemen. They attacked a helpless shopkeeper. Because he knows nobody will do him justice, he didn’t react. This reality adds to the frustration of people in Yemen.

https://twitter.com/alasaadim/status/1142833806132568065

(A P)

Houthis seize trucks carrying medical aid for patients in Ibb

The Houthi militia has preventing the arrival of four medical aid trucks coming from Aden, loaded with solutions for the Dialysis Center at Al-Thawra General Hospital in Ibb.
The trucks are being held by the militia in the courtyard of the Customs Authority in the area of Maitam.
The militia is demanding large amount of money in return of releasing the four shipments.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10533

(A P)

Jordan: Release of citizen detained by Houthis in Yemen

https://debriefer.net/en/news-9274.html

(A P)

Houthi militia turns public facility into bombs-making warehouse in Ibb city

The rebel militia has transformed warehouses of the Political Security Prison(PSP) in Ibb province into a lab for manufacturing explosives.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/22/houthi-militia-turns-public-facility-into-bombs-making-warehouse-in-ibb-city/

and also https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-30502

(A P)

Houthis have resumed trial of Trump along with 51 Yemenis & foreigners accused of killing president of Houthi political council in 2018. Trial opened in April. Gulf kings and princes, UK premier and military chiefs, Yemen president and Arab and US officials are among those tried.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1142544198685663236

(A P)

Parliament resumes sessions in Sanaa

http://www.saba.ye/en/news539897.htm

(B H P)

Houthis holds shipments of renal dialysis drugs in Ibb customs point

The Houthi authorities in Ibb province, and for the second week, continue to detain a shipment of medicines for renal failure patients in the province.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168821

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WFP hopeful Yemen's 'good' Houthis will prevail to allow food aid suspension to end

United Nations food chief David Beasley said on Friday he was hopeful that “good Houthis” would prevail to allow the agency to lift its partial suspension of aid in Yemen and prevent the collapse of the entire humanitarian system.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-wfp/wfp-hopeful-yemens-good-houthis-will-prevail-to-allow-food-aid-suspension-to-end-idUSKCN1TM1YR

My remark: Earlier reporting: Yemen War Mosaic 547, cp3.

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La capitale du Yémen souffre après la suspension d'aides du Programme alimentaire mondial

A Sanaa, la capitale du Yémen aux mains des rebelles houthis, l'annonce par le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) de la suspension de ses livraisons effraie les plus pauvres, déjà éprouvés, qui redoutent la famine.

Les programmes pour les enfants souffrant de malnutrition, les femmes enceintes et les mères allaitantes seront toutefois maintenus, a précisé le PAM.

Mohammed Omar, qui a fui la ville portuaire assiégée d'Hodeida pour se réfugier à Sanaa, a peur de ne plus pouvoir nourrir ses cinq enfants.

Nasser al-Moaq, 40 ans, assure avoir été témoin du détournement de l'aide onusienne, dont certains produits se retrouvent en vente dans les supermarchés.

Pour Samir al-Saqaf, un autre habitant de la capitale, «cette suspension de l'aide est un acte de guerre contre le Yémen. Une guerre, au sens propre du terme.»

https://www.letemps.ch/monde/capitale-yemen-souffre-apres-suspension-daides-programme-alimentaire-mondial = https://actu.orange.fr/monde/yemen-colere-et-peur-a-sanaa-apres-la-suspension-partielle-d-aides-du-pam-CNT000001gGDld/photos/une-femme-tient-un-enfant-souffrant-de-malnutrition-dans-un-hopital-de-sanaa-au-yemen-le-22-juin-2019-f05b1eb29facc76338316d2ee3aa97d0.html

My remark: More in cp1.

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UN food agency begins ‘last resort’ partial withdrawal of aid to opposition-held Yemeni capital

The World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’s emergency food relief agency, confirmed on Friday in a statement that it has started a "partial suspension" of aid to areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi opposition forces, including the capital, Sana’a.

“In any conflict areas, some individuals seek to profit from preying on the vulnerable and diverting food away from where it is most needed”, he said. “WFP has been seeking the support of the Sana’a-based authorities to introduce a biometric registration system that would prevent diversion and protect the Yemeni families we serve, ensuring food reaches those who need it most. Unfortunately, we are yet to reach agreement.”

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/06/1041021

Film by Aljazeerah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKbCLUrRSj4

Comment by Judith Brown: This truly is inhumane and to my mind a result of political pressure. The warring parties - ALL of them misuse funds, donations and aid - which everywhere in the world is used politically. […]

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10157676168428641

Comment: The weaponization of aid is disgusting and anyone who perpetrates it should be condemned. This is a nasty mistake by WFP. Some aid getting through is better than none. Withholding all aid will rest squarely with WFP and they won’t be able to spin the deadly results to their favor

https://twitter.com/gsergen/status/1143262064561049600

Comment by Shireen Al-Adeimi: I agree. Yemenis are living through the world's worst humanitarian crisis & over 80% of them rely on aid to survive. The blockade imposed by Saudi & UAE prevent them from gaining access to food elsewhere. By weaponizing aid, @WFP will condemn millions in #Yemen to death.

https://twitter.com/shireen818/status/1143270188793520128

My remark: More in cp1.

And

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World Food Programme blames partial suspension of Yemen food aid on Houthis

Announcement follows report by MEE earlier this week that the UN agency had already stopped food deliveries in Sanaa

The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday it had started a partial suspension of aid in the capital Sanaa, citing failure to reach an agreement with Houthi rebels who govern the city on controls to prevent the diversion of food away from vulnerable people.

The announcement follows an exclusive report by Middle East Eye on Tuesday that the UN agency had already not provided distribution centres in Sanaa with any food this month.

The decision affects 850,000 people in the capital, the WFP said in a statement, but nutrition programmes for malnourished children, pregnant and nursing mothers will be maintained.

The WFP said on Monday that the Houthis were not allowing the agency to operate independently and that aid was being diverted for profit and, or, for other purposes, so many beneficiaries were not receiving food assistance.

The agency also said the Houthis had rejected the implementation of a biometric identification system to help the delivery of aid.

An employee at the WFP in Sanaa had told MEE on Monday: “The decision of first phase-suspension was already taken and we did not provide distribution centres in the capital with any food for this month.

“The suspension is taking place gradually, and every month we will suspend distribution in one governorate until we reach [an] agreement with the Houthis or suspend food assistance in all the Houthi-controlled governorates.”

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/world-food-programme-begins-partial-suspension-yemen-food-aid

and Houthi replies:

(A H P)

Another scandal of 24 thousand tons of rotten and expired food and medications that belong to the World Food Program (#WFP) in #Yemen 23-6-2019 (infographic)

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.963391330380564/2342730499113300/?type=3&theater

and

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With Numbers, The UN World Food Program is Killing People with Rotten, Expired Aid

Exploiting the situation in Yemen, humanitarian organizations in Yemen are sending ships that is laden with tons of food that is unfit for human consumption, disregarding the suffering of Yemeni people. Since 2015, Yemen Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control Organization in Hodeidah has rejected 24 shipments belonging to the World Food Program.

Since November 2018, nearly six ships with tons of rotten, damaged, expired flour have been returned.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7514

Films: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2453592438230948

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1105823846292107

and

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Customs, Consumer Protection Call upon all Authorities to Protect Citizens from UN WFP’s Rotten Aid

The Director General of Customs in Sana'a, Abdulkarim Al-Kohlani, reported the confiscation of 168,9 tons of expired flour on five trucks, 150 tons of food supplement for pregnant women aboard two trucks. In addition to large amounts of expired medicines belonging the World Food Program.

Al-Kohlani called on the competent authorities the Standards and Metrology Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Customs to play their role in intensifying supervision and follow-up and preventing the entry of corrupt materials and distributing them to citizens

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7524

And

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UN aid official: Yemeni militia blocking food for thousands

A World Food Program spokesperson says Yemen’s militia have blocked a shipment meant to feed some 100,000 families in the war-torn nation that’s been pushed to the brink of starvation.

The official says the Houthis ordered over 8,000 tons of flour sent by the WFP out of the Red Sea port of Hodeida, claiming it was contaminated with dead insects.
A subsequent check on the cargo, now docked in Oman, showed it was clean.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1515896/middle-east

My remark: By a Saudi source and echoed by Aljazeera (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/yemen-houthi-rebels-block-food-tens-thousands-190625072632971.html); to be read with caution.

and

(A H P)

Human Rights Minister: WFP Threatens to Worsen Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7478

and

(* B H P)

History Of WFP, Backgrounds About Recent Statements Against Sana’a Government

But what America wants, through its president for the World Food Program, is to deceive the 29 million Yemenis who continue to be killed by bombs and die for the fifth consecutive year.

In between there are convictions interests have been created and reinforced by the escalation of human activity in the country, but let us tell you purely information about the World Food Program (WFP), which may change your prospective on this organization very much.

As US hegemony expanded rapidly from 1991 till today, appointing a president of this organization is always American political person raised by the US president and belongs to his party, here we will list the names of the successive presidents of this organization since the early nineties till today with a brief profile of each of them, which you can verify via Wikipedia website:

The United States has reduced voluntary and mandatory contributions to the United Nations

The White House has suspended support for both the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)

All this is not faraway of Yemen, which Beasley had previously stated at the end of 2018, after Sweden’s negotiations, reported that WFP relies on America’s 41% ($ 2.51 billion for 2019), and it may not be able to meet the country’s food needs, which was to provoke people against the Sana’a government once the opportunities come to withdraw.

If Sana’a government succumbed to this systematic blackmail and accepted the solution posed by the organization, that threatens sovereignty, it would require that the organization conduct field surveys in all governorates and districts to collect all the personal data of the beneficiaries (fingerprints, and more), then US can make a major step forward in its activity in all areas that have been unable to enter militarily for more than four years till now.

https://www.yemenextra.net/2019/06/23/history-of-wfp-backgrounds-about-recent-statements-against-sanaa-government/

cp6 Südjemen und Hadi-Regierung / Southern Yemen and Hadi-government

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Mothers of Abductees Association @abducteesmother: 72 detainees in Beir Ahmed prison in Aden are subject to inhumane treatment & r abused frequently

https://twitter.com/Ndawsari/status/1143246532512296960

referring to https://twitter.com/abducteesmother/status/1143229908396720128

(A)

Taiz police discovers two decaying bodies east of the city

The areas have been under the joint control of the Abu Abbas brigades and extremist groups since they were liberated from the Houthi militias three years ago

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168924

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Yemeni government and UAE “The Expensive relationship”

[Former prime minister] Dr. Ahmed Obaid Bin Dagher wrote last weekend an article criticizing the performance of the Arab coalition in Yemen and the policy of establishing militias and armed formations that impede the legitimate government from extending its influence over the liberated areas and deepening the state of division.

while his successor, Maeen Abdul Malik, was keen to work away from the politics and security files, and he confirmed this in a statement that he will focus on the economy and services.

after the clashes in the city of Ataq, in the governorate of Shabwah, between the security apparatus of the legitimate government and armed local formations following the leadership of the UAE forces, Maeen Abdel Malek came out with soft statements similar to those of the UN envoy, who calls for "all sides" to calm down and arbitrate the language of the mind, he seeks to solve these forms away from abusing of national issues, the excitement of sensationalism and political gain.

The relationship with the Coalition now determined by the fate of Yemeni officials and the time span that one can spend in office, and this is what determines the policy of one of them, while Ben Dagher took the road of clash with the UAE and ended by getting him out of the game early while choosing Maeen Abdulmalik was based on his good relationship with the UAE, which dates back to years during the period he spent in Abu Dhabi within the Constitution Drafting Committee in 2014.

Many Yemeni political figures and forces seek to establish good relations with the UAE and approach them with warm language, but they often do not reach the end of the road because their way of work and the agendas they work to achieve do not provide a shining cover for those relationships

The true separation point between Ben Dagher and the UAE was probably his rejecting stance at the time of the landing of the UAE military forces on Socotra Island, and he clearly rejected those steps and even refused to leave the island until the UAE troops left.

At that time, the official media machine of Emirates and its media cells launched the join campaign against Ben Dagher, and the man found himself clashing directly with the local armed formations

Ben Dagher, Al-Maysari, Al-Bakri, Al-Jabwani, Abdelghani Jamil, and a large column of ministers and government officials, some of whom are barred from entering the interim capital of Aden, and others are often unable to reach institutions and facilities that follow their ministries because of their strained relationship with the UAE ruler in Aden.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168905

(A P)

Mahdi Said: All Capabilities of the Council are Dedicated for Military Operations as We Will Never Stop till We Finish up the Collapsing Militias

Brigadier Abdullah Mahdi Said, chairman of the southern transitional council’s local leadership in Al-Dhala’a, indicated that all capabilities of the council and efforts of its leaders and members all over the governorate and directorates are dedicated for military operations against Al-Houthi militias on the borders of Al-Dhala’a, since the first attack.

https://en.smanews.org/mahdi-said-all-capabilities-of-the-council-are-dedicated-for-military-operations-as-we-will-never-stop-till-we-finish-up-the-collapsing-militias

My comment: Southern separatists‘ militia posing as fighters.

(A P)

Gunmen blow up the oil pipeline in Shabwah and prevent maintenance teams from reaching the site

A local source told Al-Masdar online that unidentified gunmen blew up the oil pipeline from Kilo 108 in “Mater” area of al-Rawdha district of Shabwah Province.

The source said that the pumping of oil through the pipeline to the oil port of Nushaimah had been halted after the bombing in the early dawn hours on Monday.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168895

https://www.aden-news.net/en/yemen-english-76993

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1143093177576054785

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/25/c_138170380.htm

and, by separatists, with separatists’ propaganda: http://en.adenpress.news/news/10547

and

(A P)

Yemeni Co for investment in oil & minerals said Al-Shabwani elite forces, a UAE-backed militia, have prevented technicians from repairing an oil pipeline which was bombed last night in #Shabwa. Sbotage act resulted in a massive crude leak forcing a halt to crude pumping via pipe.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1143103825940754432

(A P)

The government announces the start of the rehabilitation of Al-Abr road through Saudi finance

The Yemeni government said the Saudi program for the development and reconstruction of Yemen has secured the financing and implementation of a project to rehabilitate Al-Abr trans-international road linking Yemen to Saudi Arabia.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168853

My comment: This is one of so many announcements; wait and see.

(A P)

Military vehicles arrive to Aden one day after the departure of UAE military equipment

Local residents and eyewitnesses told Al-Masdar online that coalition planes flew into the southern city of Aden Saturday evening, coinciding with the start of transporting military vehicles and equipment from the oil port in Buraiqa to the headquarters of the Arab coalition forces in Al-Sha’ab area west of the city of Aden.

The source said that the military reinforcements, which include vehicles and some soldiers, arrived at the port on Saturday, before the procedures began to move them to the coalition headquarters in the evening, but it was not clear whether they were affiliated with the UAE forces or were affiliated with the Sudanese forces involved in the war against the Houthis.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168851

My comment: And all this is not up to Yemenis, but Saudi / UAE occupiers.

(A P)

Second Military region in Marib accuses "tribal elements" of abducting one of its members

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168850

(A T)

A citizen killed by unidentified gunmen killed in Al-Qattan directorate

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168886

(A T)

A civilian killed, his father injured in clashes between police and gunmen in Taiz

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168865

(A P)

Shabwah Security Committee: There are intentions to drag the province into a spiral of violence and chaos

Shabwah Security Committee said that the provincial authority of the province has made great efforts--since the beginning of the establishing of armed formations--to spare the province the dangers, but it has met with intentions to drag the province into a perpetuation of violence and conflict

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168908

My remark: A pro-Hadi government, anti-separatist source, as the following ones:

(A P)

Source: Armed Groups Of The “Transitional” Heading From Aden To Shabwa

A special source said that armed groups of the militia of the southern transitional council led by Aidroos Al-Zubaidi headed Sunday towards the province of Shabwa.

The source told “Aden News” that nearly ten buses went out from the camp of Jebel Hadid heading to the city of Ataq.

The source added that all the individuals on these buses were wearing “civilian uniform”, all belonging to an outlaw militia affiliated with the Transitional Council, which is supported by the UAE.

https://www.aden-news.net/en/yemen-english-77009

and

(A P)

Militias Of The “Transitional” Protest Against The Army And State In Shabwa

Dozens of supporters of the southern transitional council in the southeastern province of Shabwa organized a march to support the UAE-backed Shabanian forces in the town of Ataq on Monday morning.

The demonstrators raised the flags of the countries of the Arab alliance and the flag of the South and raised slogans supporting the forces of the Shabwani elite.

they also attacked the army and the reform party and the State of Qatar.

Organizers of the event called in a statement to remove the army units from the city and handing it over to the security forces in coordination with the elite forces

https://www.aden-news.net/en/yemen-english-77002

and

(A P)

South Transitional Council describes government forces as “Enemy”

The Presidium of the pro-UAE Southern Transitional Council called for a demonstration in the capital of the province of Shabwah, in support of the Al-Shabwani elite in the face of government forces, which he described as hostile and irresponsible forces, while the provincial people's authority demanded to trial subversive elements that aimed to disturb the security and stability of Shabwah, and receives orders from outside the province, referring to the transitional council elements and Emirati forces in Aden.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168894 = https://www.aden-news.net/en/yemen-english-76999

My remark: This (and the report before) is by a pro-Hadi source, the next two are from a pro-separatist source:

and

(A P)

Mass rally against Muslim Brotherhood-linked troops in Shabwa

Hundreds poured into Ataq, the capital of Shabwa governorate on Monday, to protest in solidarity with Shabwa Elite Forces and against the northern military presence in the province.

High-profile figures took part in the demonstration, including the member of the presidency of the Southern Transitional Council, Sheikh Saleh bin Farid al-Awlaki.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10545

and

(A P)

STC Calls on the Masses to Rally in Support of the Southern Forces

The leadership of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) held its weekly meeting

The meeting also focused extensively on the developments in Shabwah and Soqotra governorates.
The STC confirmed it’s support for the Elite Forces and the Security Belts there and praised their efforts in establishing security and stability in those governorates.
President of the STC called on the people to demonstrate peacefully and restrain from any acts that might hinder the objectives of the southern people with the help of the Arab coalition.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10536

My comment: Mounting tensions in the South. The separatist political leadership appreciates the actions of their militia and calls for more uprising.

(A P)

Int'l community is watching situation in south Yemen & waiting until violence breaks out to start expressing concerns & blah blah blah. It should help government take proactive measures to control south as heavily armed UAE-backed militias are mobilising to face pro-Govt forces.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1142731876492333059

(A P)

Saudi Arabia Sends More Reinforcements to Socotra

Saudi Arabia has dispatched additional military reinforcements to the island of Socotra

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7496

and

(A P)

Reports from Yemen's #Socotra archipelago said today Saudi Arabia has sent additional equipment to its forces on the archipelago amid increasing tensions between UAE-backed militias and the government forces.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1142817227177189376

(A P)

Smuggled Drones, Missiles Heading From Separatist To The Houthis Were Captured

https://www.aden-news.net/en/yemen-english-76814

My comment: This connection evidently is conspiracy theory by a pro-Hadi government news site.

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Growing risk of proxy conflict in #Mahra #Yemen 1 #UAE-backed STC (statement 6/19) tells Mahris not to work with those opposing southern independence & plans a Mahri Elite Force 2 #Saudi military in Mahra since 2017 3 #Oman to give military training to 10 per tribe, say locals

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1142434119864979456

(A P)

Saudi analyst: Those who destabilize South Yemen serve Iran’s projects

A Saudi political analyst Turki al-Qublan has said that those who destabilize South Yemen’s governorate are working for the favor of Iran’s projects and against the Arab Coalition’s goals.”

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-30503

My comment: Saudi Arabia clearly takes position against Southern separatists.

(A P)

Southern National Coalition condemns Shabwah and Socotra clashes

Southern National Coalition said that the attempted coup d'état in the Shabwah and Socotra governorates is a new conspiracy serving the Houthi militias, , and aims to undermine legitimacy and impair the efforts of the Arab coalition led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Southern National Coalition condemned the continued escalation of pro-UAE military formations in Aden, Shabwah and Socotra, which caused disturbing of public tranquillity and damaged some vital interests.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168826

My comment: Hadi government supporters blaming southern separatists. – And separatists blaming Hadi government:

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Shabwa Rejects Any Kind of Northern Military Presence

The leadership of the Southern Transitional Council in Shabwa governorate held an expanded meeting in Ataq on Saturday

The meeting came up with a statement that carries a package of outputs including, most significantly, rejecting any kind of northern military presence in the province, dismantling the joint forces led by the Yemeni General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, assigning the security task to the inhabitants of Shabwa represented by Shabwa Elite Forces.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10532

My comment: Southern separatists claim sole control for their own militia, defying Hadi government security forces labeled as “northern military”.

(A P)

Shabwa Elites Deploy in Main and Minor Streets of Ataq and Control all City Exits

https://en.smanews.org/shabwa-elites-deploy-in-main-and-minor-streets-of-ataq-and-control-all-city-exits

My remark: Growing tensions, There had been clashes between Hadi government forces and separatists’ militia at Ataq, look at Yemen War Mosaic 547, cp6.

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UAE Deploys Tanks On The Entrances Of Aden Province

According to the Yemeni official source, the city of Aden is witnessing circumstances of the very complex and dangerous, and this move has raised questions about the motives.

The source pointed out that the UAE tanks deployed were in a combat situation, raising doubts about a military move coming in Aden.

https://www.aden-news.net/en/yemen-english-76823

(A P)

UAE analyst calls on Coalition to redress imbalance in Yemen

Al-Kaabi made it clear that the southern issue must be resolved, adding that "the southerners have the right to build their state, root out corrupt officials in the government, first and foremost, Al-Ahmar, develop a clear approach for the national army away from sectarianism and to benefit from the available wealth in favour of the Yemeni people."

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10528

and

(A P)

Dahy Khalfan: Restoring the Arab South State is a Legitimate Request

Vice chief of Dubai Police and Security, Brigadier General Dahy Kgalfan indicated that restoring the Arab South State according to the demands of the southern people after being occupied by Northern Yemen is a legitimate request.

https://en.smanews.org/dahy-khalfan-restoring-the-arab-south-state-is-a-legitimate-request

My comment: The UAE is ramping up support for southern separatists.

And

(A P)

Backlashes Against Senior Emirati Officer Called For Separating Yemen

Yemeni and Arab activists launched a snatching attack on a senior UAE official in light of a tweet he wrote calling for the partition of Yemen.

In this regard, the Qatari media, Jaber al-Harmi on Thursday, launched an attack on the Deputy Chief of Dubai Police Dhahi Khalfan, after his incitements to divide Yemen, and the separation of the south from the north, describing his tweet as malicious call.

https://www.aden-news.net/en/yemen-english-76805

(* A P)

Armed groups deployment around Zanzibar city raise the tension in Abyan province

Armed groups affiliated with the UAE-backed "security belt" forces in Abyan, led by Abdul Latif al-Sayed, deployed this morning around the city of Zanzibar, the capital of Abyan province, and formed a belt around the city in an indication of preparations for control of the facilities, as local source told Al-Masdar online. .

The movements are followed by similar moves by security forces in Socotra archipelago and Shabwah.

The source said that security forces of the legitimate government have also carried out a deployment in anticipation of any "security belt" forces attempts.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168822

and also https://www.aden-news.net/en/yemen-english-76803

My remark: Rising tensions between UAE-backed militia and Hadi government forces, look at Yemen War Mosaic 547, cp1, cp6.

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Emirati troops leaves Aden, in conjunction with the arrival of Sudanese forces

According to the source of “Al-Masdar Online”, Emirati soldiers, vehicles and tanks left the port of Al-Buraiqa district, west of Aden City, aboard a UAE military ship

The source attributed the departure to the desire of Abu Dhabi to ease its military presence in the city and to rely more on its local allies in Aden

This is the first time that Emirati troops have left Aden since the Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in Yemen

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168819

(A P)

Activists launch campaign against UAE occupation forces

Activists on social media platforms have started a campaign under the hashtag “#Expelling UAE IS a popular demand”

http://en.ypagency.net/112918/

(A P)

Muslim Brotherhood encourages several Yemenis to insult UAE: Suwaidi

In a televised interview broadcast today, Al Suwaidi disclosed that in 2012 and 2013, the organisation had directed its members in the UAE to encourage several Yemenis to insult the country and its symbols on Twitter, and said that he was part of a cell that was given this task.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10519

My comment: More separatist propaganda against Muslim Brotherhood = Islah Party = Hadi government supporters.

(A P)

Security Belt thwarts smuggling of military communication devices to Aden

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10526

My comment: Separatist militia ruling large parts of Aden, look at https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168751

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

(A P)

Impressive panel on releasing the detainees between the UN led process and the local efforts in #Yemen. Local women have been very successful at prisoner exchange at the local level, making a true difference for individuals & whole communities (photos)

https://twitter.com/ILoonen/status/1142752501822869504

(A P)

UN Chief Says Legitimate Yemen Govt. Key to Solution

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the legitimate Yemeni government is “the key to the solution” to the crisis in the war-torn country, praising the flexibility and cooperation it has showed.

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1780866/un-chief-says-legitimate-yemen-govt-key-solution

My comment: What a flattery. All parties in Yemen are “key to solution”.

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

(B P)

Saudi Arabia: Religious Thinker on Trial for His Life

Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a Saudi religious reformist thinker on a host of vague charges relating to his peaceful religious ideas, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities arrested Hassan Farhan al-Maliki in September 2017 and have detained him since, finally bringing charges in October 2018.

Prosecuting al-Maliki for peacefully expressing religious ideas appears to contradict Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s statement in October 2017that he wanted to “revert” the country to “a moderate Islam open to the world and all religions.”

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/06/23/saudi-arabia-religious-thinker-trial-his-life

(A P)

Saudi Arabia launches special residency scheme for expats

aimed at attracting wealthy and high-skilled expats.

The residency scheme offers two types of residencies, a permanent one for 800,000 Saudi riyals ($213,321.96) and a one year but renewable residency for 100,000 Saudi riyals ($26,665.24).

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-expats/saudi-arabia-launches-special-residency-scheme-for-expats-idUSKCN1TO0BM

(* B P)

Khashoggi’s ghost haunts the Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman tried to pre-empt the release of the final report of the international inquiry into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by giving an interview to journalist Ghassan Charbel of the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday, 16 June.

The Khashoggi crisis has returned to the headlines since the UN report on the investigations into his death was released on Wednesday

The opportunities available to him have narrowed since the Khashoggi incident last October, alongside numerous and ongoing reports dealing with the human suffering in Yemen.

Thus, he focused on his economic vision in his interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, and tried to promote it as his biggest achievement, while also addressing major concerns such as Khashoggi, Iran, Turkey and the war in Yemen.

Bin Salman’s efforts to regain his status and engage with the media on the crises associated with his period in office did not succeed in bypassing the main issue of Khashoggi’s murder.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190621-khashoggis-ghost-haunts-the-saudi-crown-prince/

cp8a Jamal Khashoggi

(A P)

Pompeo did not discuss Khashoggi murder with Saudi king, official says

“It did not” come up, the official said

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-usa/pompeo-did-not-discuss-khashoggi-murder-with-saudi-king-official-says-idUSKCN1TP1Y7

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/24/saudi-arabia-khashoggi-pompeo-doesnt-raise-during-meeting

My comment: LOL.

(* A P)

Trump dismisses UN request for FBI to investigate Jamal Khashoggi's murder

President suggests it would jeopardise weapons sales to Saudis

Donald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, suggesting it would jeopardise American weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

But Trump brushed the proposal aside in an interview broadcast by NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.

Asked if he would allow the FBI to investigate, Trump said: “I think it’s been heavily investigated.”

Trump also suggested Saudi Arabia was no worse than other states in the Middle East.

The president then cited a drastically overinflated figure for Saudi spending on US weapons that fact-checkers have previously noted does not match the official record.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/23/jamal-khashoggi-trump-un-request-fbi-investigation

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp13a below and Yemen War Mosaic 549

(A P)

New sanctions another sign of US disrespect for intl. law: Iran UN envoy

Iran's ambassador to the UN asserts that the United States’ new sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s topmost authorities still serves to reflect Washington’s disrespect for the international law.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/06/24/599354/Iran-United-States-sanctions-Leader-Ayatollah-Khamenei-drone-tankers

(* A P)

Iran-US tensions: All the latest updates

Tuesday, June 25:

Iran's President Rouhani: White House "mentally retarded"

Bolton says way open for Iran to enter talks with US

US National Security Adviser John Bolton said the way was open for Iran to enter negotiations with Washington on its nuclear programme, even after the United States ramped up sanctions against Tehran.

UN Security Council condemns attacks on oil tankers in Middle East

The UN Security Council condemned the attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East as serious threat to international peace and security.

US sanctions on Khamenei mean 'end of diplomacy'

Iran said that a US decision to impose sanctions on the country's supreme leader and other top officials permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington.

Monday, June 24:

Pompeo asks UAE, Saudi to step up on Iran surveillance

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to do more to ensure maritime surveillance with Iran.

Iran's UN envoy: US doesn't respect international law

Zarif: Trump right US military has no business in Gulf

Iranians say their 'bones breaking' under US sanctions

After US officials imposed new sanctions, Iranians blame their own government alongside Trump.

"The economic war is a reality and people are under extreme pressure," said Shiva Keshavarz, a 22-year-old accountant soon to be married.

New US sanctions on Iran will block 'billions' in assets: Mnuchin

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Washington's new sanctions against Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other officials would block "literally billions" in Iranian assets.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/iran-tensions-latest-updates-190621103437644.html

(* A P)

Trump on Khashoggi Murder and Saudi Human Rights Abuses: We ‘Take Their Money’

“I’m not like a fool that says, ‘We don’t want to do business with them,’” the president told Chuck Todd

In an interview that aired on Sunday’s Meet the Press, President Donald Trump was asked by host Chuck Todd why the president turns a blind eye to the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and human rights abuses, while overruling congress and allowing more arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

“They buy massive amounts, $150 billion worth of military equipment that, by the way, we use. We use that military equipment,” Trump said. “And unlike other countries that don’t have money and we have to subsidize everything. So Saudi Arabia is a big buyer of America product. That means something to me. It’s a big producer of jobs.”

Todd followed up, “It makes you overlook some of their bad behavior?”

Trump replied, “No, I don’t like anybody’s bad behavior.” (with film)

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-saudi-arabia-take-their-money-851524/

Film also here: https://twitter.com/MeetThePress/status/1142792060875005954

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Commentary: Yemen needs US help, not bombs, to stop humanitarian crisis

Now is the time for the House and Senate to re-double legislative efforts to finally stop American involvement in this horrible conflict.

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is entirely man-made, fueled by year upon year of war.

All sides engaged in this war have betrayed the Yemeni people, and the United States must pressure all warring parties to stop fighting, prioritize peace and commit to supporting Yemen to recover and rebuild – by David Ray, vice president for policy and advocacy at CARE USA

https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/commentary-yemen-needs-us-help-not-bombs-to-stop-humanitarian/article_b29adc98-9422-11e9-a7fd-6f6b4ba7d878.html

My comment: This is illusional: The US is no neutral bystander in Yemen, by ist support to the Saudi coalition it is a warring patrty in Yemen – and now even motre since ever before, as the US‘ war policy against Iran totally overshadows Yemen.

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Pompeo’s Appalling Yemen Lies

Mike Pompeo is on a trip to Saudi Arabia and the UAE this week, and while he was visiting he chose to repeat some of his more egregious lies about Yemen.

Pompeo is being wildly dishonest here. The conflict in Yemen began as a civil war and still is to some extent a fight between different Yemeni factions.

It was the Saudi-led intervention beginning in March 2015 that significantly escalated and intensified the conflict, and it has been their blockade and economic war against Yemen over the last four years that have driven the country into the abyss. Iran has very little to do with any of this. Iran certainly didn’t “conceive of” these things, and Iran isn’t the one “perpetuating” them. It is especially perverse to pin the blame for Yemen’s suffering on Iran when it is Iran’s regional enemies that have been destroying and starving the country ostensibly in the name of combating Iranian influence. That influence has been exaggerated from the start to provide an excuse for an indefensible and atrocious war, and the U.S. has shamefully indulged the Saudis and Emiratis by repeating this propaganda.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/pompeos-appalling-yemen-lies/

referring to

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Houthi Attack on Abha Airport

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE

These Iranian-backed attacks are unacceptable, and all the more reprehensible given that they targeted innocent civilians. They also put Americans living, working, and transiting through Saudi Arabia at risk.

We call on the Iran-backed Houthisto end these reckless and provocative attacks on behalf of the Iranian regime.

Some want to portray the Yemen conflict as an isolated civil war, without a clear aggressor. It is neither. It is spreading conflict and humanitarian disaster that was conceived of and perpetuated by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The regime has spent years funneling cash, weapons, and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps support to the Houthis. With every attack conducted by an Iranian proxy, the regime tacks another day onto its forty-year track record of spreading death and chaos in the region, and beyond.

https://www.state.gov/houthi-attack-on-abha-airport/

Comment: We need to know as #Yemenis who is responsible of killing and injuring 1000s of innocent people in #Yemen. Double standards by USA towards the war in the country.

https://twitter.com/Fatikr/status/1143287865171959808

und deutsch:

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USA verurteilen Angriff von Huthis auf Flughafen in Saudi-Arabien
«Diese vom Iran unterstützten Attacken sind inakzeptabel und umso verwerflicher, da sie sich gegen unschuldige Zivilisten richten», hieß es am Montag in einer Mitteilung von US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo. Die Huthis müssten diese «rücksichtlosen und provokativen Attacken im Auftrag des iranischen Regimes»...
https://der-farang.com/de/pages/usa-verurteilen-angriff-von-huthis-auf-flughafen-in-saudi-arabien

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US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

Two countries downgraded to those that have failed to make significant anti-trafficking efforts.

The United States on Thursday added Saudi Arabiaand Cuba to its blacklist of countries that it says are not doing enough to fight human trafficking, a designation that could bring sanctions.

In an annual report, the State Department faulted ally Saudi Arabia for rampant violations against its vast foreign labour force

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/adds-saudi-arabia-cuba-blacklist-human-trafficking-190620194819370.html

My comment: The case of Cuba is absurd.

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The Media Echo Chamber Is Silent on the Saudi War on Yemen

If the argument for Saudi arms deals is strong enough to convince 45 senators, there must be a worthwhile summary of it somewhere. Considering that all 45 of those senators are Republicans, conservative media would be the best place to look. Yet, strikingly, there is no significant conservative echo chamber supporting Saudi Arabia.

Yemen is not a top story on Fox News. They are more concerned with Iran.

It seems that the foremost tactic for defending Saudi war crimes in Yemen is to ignore or gloss over them. Most conservative news sites only give the briefest mention of American and Saudi involvement in the Yemeni Civil War before moving on to other issues.

Maybe we are looking in the wrong place.

Twitter is a massive site, and it would require advanced analytical tools to swamp through every comment. Luckily, PJ Media made a list last year of the most high-profile conservative Twitter accounts. With some basic search tricks, we can take the top twenty accounts and see every tweet that they have ever made that includes the words "Saudi" or "Yemen."

Not a single one tweeted about the June 20 vote.

Even as so many politicians remain lockstep in support of the Saudi government, their case for continued arms deals is exceedingly weak.

If we can get the Yemen war in the center of public discourse, the pressure will be on. There is no support for it in the conservative media universe.

https://original.antiwar.com/liam_glen/2019/06/23/the-media-echo-chamber-is-silent-on-the-saudi-war-on-yemen/

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US condemns Saudi Arabia over religious freedom abuses

The State Department's top official for international religious freedom said Friday that Saudi Arabia continues "to be one of the worst actors in the world on religious persecution" -- a blunt assessment in light of the administration's consistent pro-Saudi policies.

"I think there was a lot of hope at first with the change of leadership that things would open up substantially," Ambassador at Large Sam Brownback said at the State Department's release of the 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom. "We need to see actions take place in a positive direction, but they continue to be one of the worst actors in the world on religious persecution."

The report, prepared annually for Congress, catalogs Saudi Arabia's extensive religious freedom abuses in 2018.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/21/politics/international-religious-freedom-report/index.html

My comment: And? Which consequences now? – Also read as a reminder: https://freedomhouse.org/report/special-reports/saudi-arabias-curriculum-intolerance

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U.S. Arms Sales to the Gulf Have Failed

Despite spending billions of dollars on hardware, our regional partners don’t have the capabilities we need.

The current crisis in the region offers an opportunity to assess not only the scale and efficacy of our efforts but also how we might tailor them to fit our strategic needs as much as those of our partners. Because it is not clear to me that what we’ve been doing over the past three decades has served U.S. interests.

Despite spending billions of dollars on military hardware, our Gulf partners do not have very good militaries. They sport large collections of weapons and equipment—some shiny, some rusted—but not real capabilities.

We need to help our allies build capabilities that will allow the United States to do less, and that largely means building up naval forces and integrated air and missile defenses – by Andrew Exum

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/us-military-support-gulf-all-backwards/592249/

My comment: A former Obama official to the Pentagon. – This article is typically US. US imperialism and its disgusting allies are not questioned at all; it just should be recalibrated. The gap between Obama and Trump administration is a very small one.

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Das Dollar-Imperium

Mit der Dominanz ihrer Währung und brutaler Gewalt führen die USA die Welt am Gängelband.

Je weiter man zurückblickt und die weltpolitischen Ereignisse einzuordnen versucht, desto klarer erkennt man den roten Faden, der sich durch sämtliche, beinahe epochalen US-Kriege in den letzten drei Jahrzehnten zieht. Dabei sind zwei sich ergänzende Ziele offensichtlich: Erstens die Zerschlagung von großen Staaten wie Jugoslawien, die sich auf dem Eurasischen Korridor mit Russland verbünden könnten. Und zweitens Regime change und/oder Zerschlagung von großen Staaten mit bedeutenden Ölvorkommen, die zur echten Gefahr für die Stellung des Dollars als Weltwährung werden könnten.

Vor unseren Augen betreiben die USA gegenwärtig zielstrebig und unverhohlen einen Regime Change in Venezuela und sind dabei, die Weltgemeinschaft systematisch und mit allen propagandistischen Mitteln auf einen heißen Krieg gegen Iran einzustimmen – von Mohssen Massarrat

https://www.rubikon.news/artikel/das-dollar-imperium

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Trump's selective displays of empathy

After the United Nations released an independent report this week that concluded Saudi officials killed and dismembered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump reacted in a way true to his character. He ignored it.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/22/opinions/trumps-selective-displays-of-empathy-dantonio/index.html

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A warship carrying 30 U.S. military vehicles arrive at al-Zayt port in Yemen’s southern city of #Aden

http://en.ypagency.net/113314/

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Statement On The Scourge of Landmines in Yemen, Senator Patrick Leahy

The Houthis’ use of landmines cannot be justified any more than their use of child soldiers and other violations of the laws of war, and should stop immediately.

Similarly, the United States should stop supporting Saudi Arabia’s indiscriminate bombing in Yemen which has caused thousands of civilian casualties.This war will not be won militarily, and the longer it drags on the more innocent people will pay the price, with their limbs, their livelihoods, and their lives.

The Department of State is supporting efforts to help locate and destroy landmines in Yemen, but far more needs to be done.

https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/statement-on-the-scourge-of-landmines-in-yemen

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95-Year-Old Woman Veteran on A Hunger Strike for Children of Yemen, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela as victims

https://www.opednews.com/articles/95-Year-Old-Woman-Veteran-by-Ann-Wright-Activist_Children_Hunger-Strike_Sally-Alice-Thompson-190619-472.html

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Yemenis in America fight devastating travel ban

The travel ban applies to five other Muslim-majority countries besides Yemen – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Chad – as well as North Korea and Venezuela. But it has had the biggest effect on Yemenis, says Iman Boukadoum, senior staff lawyer at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
“The ban on Yemenis has meant an absolute devastation of a population that’s already suffering the world’s largest humanitarian crisis,” she said.
Ms Boukadoum has been handling dozens of cases where Yemeni Americans are trying to reunite with loved ones, obtain urgent medical care or even see a dying relative.
“What’s complicated about the travel ban is that it doesn’t only affect Yemeni Americans and Yemenis who live in the US, but also people who live outside the US.
There are tens of thousands of Yemenis stuck in Djibouti, Malaysia, Egypt and other places who are denied entry while having legitimate reasons to come to the US.”
Yemenis have a long history in the US, with the first immigrants arriving in the 1860s –by Afrah Nasser

http://afrahnasser.blogspot.com/2019/06/yemenis-in-america-fight-devastating.html

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Arms supplier BAE denies it has any responsibility to investigate Yemen atrocities

UK arms manufacturer BAE has appeared to give a false statement to shareholders, claiming the UK government and not the company itself is responsible for investigating war crimes in Yemen.

When asked if BAE systems monitors whether weapons are being used to target civilians in Yemen, the company’s chairman told shareholders that it is the British government that carries out the investigations.

But the government has repeatedly said it does not independently investigate alleged reckless or deliberate attacks on Yemeni civilians

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bae-arms-supplier-yemen-shareholders-saudi-coalition-uk-a8967791.html

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Labour MP risks fresh anti-Semitism storm by inviting top figure from Houthi movement to Parliament

A LABOUR MP has risked a fresh antisemitism storm by inviting to Parliament a leading figure from the Houthi movement who’s slogan includes “curse the Jews”.

Brighton MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle is hosting Ahmed Alshami at a Stop the War Coalition meeting in the Commons on Tuesday.

Mr Alshami plays a prominent role as an international spokesman and an economist for the Houthis

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9358080/labour-mp-anti-semitism-storm/

My comment: This is expression of an anti-semitism hysteria – as the subject is Yemen, not the Jews.

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Baroness Anelay: We must continue our humanitarian support for the people of Yemen

The next prime minister must not only commit to continuing with the UK’s current contribution to the World Food Programme – but also make resolving this conflict a priority

My two challenges to the candidates seeking to be the next Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister are:

  1. Will you give a much higher priority in future to resolving – not just mitigating – the situation in Yemen? Particularly in the light of the tension between the UK’s support for the Saudi-led coalition and the UK’s role as a major donor of humanitarian relief to those affected by the conflict?

https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/foreign-affairs/house/house-magazine/104747/baroness-anelay-we-must-continue-our

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British target training of Saudi air force ‘did not stop Yemen atrocities’

Government claims that British military training improved the humanitarian record of the Saudi air force have been contradicted by documents suggesting it did little to prevent atrocities.

Court documents from the case show that indiscriminate bombing of civilians by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen took place after British training – sometimes almost immediately after.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/23/british-training-saudi-air-force-atrocities-yemen

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British arms sales to Saudi Arabia deemed unlawful, but now the hard work begins

The onus is on MPs to ensure the government respects a legal ruling criticising the export of weapons used in Yemen

The government has expended significant amounts of energy in trying not to know, or be seen to know, about those abuses.

The court of appeal concluded on Thursday that the government has failed to assess the risk of misuse properly

First, this decision sticks the final nail in the coffin of the tired argument that arms sales bring influence and leverage

Second, the decision vindicates the value of open-source information coming from non-governmental organisations and the UN.

Lastly, there has been significant effort within government to try to manage information, minimise paper trails, and not create a record of how it was (failing to) assess risk.

So what now? The court has found government policy to be unlawful, so the government has to make fresh decisions, this time lawfully

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jun/22/british-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-deemed-unlawful-but-now-the-hard-work-begins

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How 15 Minutes of Courtroom Drama Stopped UK Arms to Saudi Arabia

UK Suspends New Arms Licenses to Saudis After Losing Appeal in Face of Yemen War Violations

But in court yesterday, the UK’s position was comprehensively dismantled. Judges ruled the government’s process for licensing arms exports is unlawful, and as a result the government agreed to immediately suspend all future licenses for arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

After years of fighting for this outcome, it was hard to absorb the enormity of yesterday’s decision. And it’s only temporary, of course, because the UK government can be expected to appeal the decision.

But the shock of this verdict will reverberate to Riyadh and beyond. And it will put other EU countries that sell arms to Saudi – such as France – on notice too.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/06/21/how-15-minutes-courtroom-drama-stopped-uk-arms-saudi-arabia

My remark: Earlier reporting: Yemen War Mosaic 547, cp10.

and

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Why British arms sales to Saudi Arabia ruled unlawful – what this means for the future

Legally, the Court of Appeal cannot make decisions on whether Britain should transfer weapons to Saudi Arabia or not. This is a choice for the government and democratically judged by the parliament and British people. Nevertheless, the court can evaluate how the government makes its choices. In particular, the court can indicate which information the government needs to take into account before making a decision. In this case, the judges declared the government should have expressed its view on the legality of the Saudi Arabia’s conduct, regardless of how difficult that was.

https://theconversation.com/why-british-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-ruled-unlawful-what-this-means-for-the-future-119205

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‘Brutal condemnation of UK foreign policy’: Anti-arms sales campaigners react to Saudi arms ruling

Anti-arms sales campaigners have given a damning assessment of the UK government’s arms export licensing failures, claiming “Parliament has been shown to be totally broken,” after a landmark ruling was handed down.

https://www.rt.com/news/462326-arms-campaigners-saudi-ruling/

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Britain’s responsibility for carnage in Yemen

Responses to Arron Merat’s long read on the UK’s role in Saudi strikes on Yemen, and this week’s court ruling that British arms exports to Saudi Arabia are illegal.

In his illuminating long read (‘They couldn’t do it without us’: the UK’s role in Yemen’s deadly war, 18 June), Arron Merat describes the increasingly shaky claims made by ministers that the UK is not a party to the Yemen conflict.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/21/britain-responsibility-for-carnage-in-yemen

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Boris Johnson’s £14k free trip to Saudi Arabia two weeks before Jamal Khashoggi murder

Boris Johnson went on a £14k all-expenses-paid trip to Saudi Arabia days before journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered.

The three day excursion was paid for directly by the troubled Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/boris-johnson-14k-free-trip-to-saudi-arabia-two-weeks-before-jamal-khashoggi-murder/31/10/

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Regierung verschärft Richtlinien für Rüstungsexporte

Nach monatelangem Ringen hat sich die Bundesregierung auf eine Verschärfung der fast 20 Jahre alten Richtlinien für den Export von Rüstungsgütern verständigt.

Unter anderem soll die Lieferung von Kleinwaffen in Länder außerhalb der Nato und der EU ganz verboten und der Verbleib von exportierten Waffen stärker kontrolliert werden.

Allerdings ist auf Wunsch der Union auch eine Förderung der europäischen Kooperationen im Rüstungsbereich im zehnseitigen Entwurf für die neuen Richtlinien verankert

https://www.welt.de/newsticker/dpa_nt/infoline_nt/brennpunkte_nt/article195829055/Regierung-verschaerft-Richtlinien-fuer-Ruestungsexporte.html

Mein Kommentar: Eine Hintertür ist damit eingebaut, um sich weiterhin – unter der Ausrede „Förderung der europäischen Kooperationen“ an Rüstungsproduktionen und Lieferungen an die Saudis und Co. zu beteiligen.

Und

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Regierung einigt sich auf verschärfte Grundsätze für Rüstungsexporte

Kern der Verständigung, die vom Auswärtigen Amt, dem Bundeswirtschaftsministerium und dem Kanzleramt erzielt wurde, ist demnach, dass künftig die Ausfuhr von Kleinwaffen aus deutscher Produktion in Drittstaaten komplett verboten ist.
Das war eine Kernforderung der SPD. Nicht durchsetzen konnten sich CDU und CSU mit dem Wunsch, die Gruppe der NATO-gleichgestellten Staaten zu erweitern.

Außerdem will die Regierung nach Informationen der Funke-Zeitungen härtere Regeln für den Transfer von Wehrtechnik ins Ausland verankern, damit Rüstungskonzerne nicht Technologien in Drittstaaten ausführen, die von dort später ohne Genehmigung auf andere Märkte weiterverkauft werden. Dazu wird in die Grundsätze ein entsprechender Prüfvorbehalt eingefügt. Rheinmetall hatte entsprechende Produktionsverlagerungen nach Italien und Südafrika vorgenommen, was die Politik alarmiert hatte.

https://www.berliner-sonntagsblatt.de/Regierung-einigt-sich-auf-verschaerfte-Grundsaetze-fuer-Ruestungsexporte-153973.html

und auch https://www.abendblatt.de/politik/article226275511/Regierung-verschaerft-ihre-Grundsaetze-fuer-Ruestungsexporte.html

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Film: Regierung verübt Beihilfe zum Völkermord

Bei der Veranstaltung "SWR-Live-Talk" im Studio Freiburg sagte Friedensaktivist Jürgen Grässlin: "Momentan werden 54 Prozent der deutschen Waffenexporte an Drittländer geliefert, das ist Rechtsbruch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_GHAKkkmW4

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Kirchen kritisieren Rüstungsexporte

Die christlichen Kirchen kritisieren deutlich die anhaltende Genehmigung von Rüstungsexporten an Länder, die am Jemen-Krieg beteiligt sind

https://www.domradio.de/video/kirchen-kritisieren-ruestungsexporte

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Film: BPK zu Waffenexporten an Saudis & Co – Regierungssprecher erleiden erneut rhetorisches Waterloo
Ein veritables verbales Waterloo erlitten heute die Regierungssprecher bei der Bundespressekonferenz, als sie versuchten, die seit Jahresanfang genehmigten Rüstungsexporte für über eine Milliarde Euro an die saudisch geführte Allianz im Jemen-Krieg zu rechtfertigen.

Fragen von RT, inklusive der abgewimmelten zur Bereitstellung von deutscher Infrastruktur im Falle eines US-Angriff auf #Iran, ab Minute 12:56

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrwldch0iUc

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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Bahrain: Questions to Ask at Palestine Workshop

Rights Defenders Imprisoned, Free Expression Prosecuted

Participants in the ‘Peace to Prosperity’ workshop on June 25 and 26 in Manama, and journalists covering the event, should question Bahraini officials about the government’s jailing of human rights defenders and suppression of free expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The Trump administration organized the economic workshop as part of its Middle East peace plan.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/06/25/bahrain-questions-ask-palestine-workshop

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'Marhaba Dubai': Twitter chief Jack Dorsey lands in the UAE

Sheikh Maktoum met with the social media entrepreneur, with the Dubai royal launching his own Twitter account to mark the occasion

https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/marhaba-dubai-twitter-chief-jack-dorsey-lands-in-the-uae-1.878403

and

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@MaktoumMohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai: Dubai and Twitter share many aspects in common. Both stand as global hubs open for people, build bridges of understanding and dialogue among nations and represent platforms to nurture youth’s energies and creativity.

https://twitter.com/MaktoumMohammed/status/1143116854732447746

My comment: ????????????????

cp12a Sudan

Siehe / Look at cp1

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30,000 Sudanese forces fighting in Yemen

In a public address in Abri on the outskirts of capital Khartoum, Mohamed Hamdan, deputy chairman of Transitional Military Council (TMC), said the Sudanese forces are the biggest among the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE in Yemen

As many as 30,000 Sudanese soldiers are fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, said deputy head of Sudan’s ruling military council.

"Some parties want to sabotage our good ties with Saudi Arabia and the UAE and this is unacceptable," he said, referring to opposition.

http://ehamedya.com/30000-sudanese-forces-fighting-in-yemen_24882.html

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Film: Sudan protests: The militia man behind the crackdown

When mass demonstrations in the spring led to the downfall of Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir, protesters hoped for a peaceful transition to civilian rule

But since then, the backlash has been brutal. Hundreds have died or gone missing. One man has tightened his grip on power through the most brutal arm of the state, known as the Rapid Support Forces. What's most surprising is that Hemedti seemingly built up his power with the help of money from the European Union.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbhzzOzWtzM

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Sudan: "The military stole our revolution" my first contact with Yahya in weeks since the brutal deaths of over a hundred people in Sudan. I was just glad to hear my friend was still alive to be honest. The military power has cut all personal use of internet and Yahya was able to speak to me using his company supplied wifi last night (his day). The people of Sudan are sadly down, but by no means out. The will oppose their corrupt military rule with all that is left in them. What other choice do they have?

https://www.facebook.com/lisarua/posts/10219821706279894

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Siehe / Look at cp10, cp11

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Arms Dealers and Lobbyists Get Rich as Yemen Burns

Even as their weapons are used by the Saudis against civilians and children, their stock prices keep exploding.

From 2014 to 2018, the United States supplied 68 percent of Saudi Arabia’s arms imports, 64 percent of the UAE’s imports, and 65 percent of Qatar’s imports.

The Saudi use of U.S.-made jets, bombs, and missiles against Yemeni civilian centers constitutes a war crime.

Yet American defense contractors continue to spend millions of dollars to lobby Washington to maintain the flow of arms to these countries.

“Companies like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, and other defense contractors see countries like Saudi Arabia and the UAE as huge potential markets,”

Boeing, Raytheon, and General Dynamics have all highlighted business with Saudi Arabia in their shareholder reports.

“Operations and maintenance have become a very profitable niche market for U.S. corporations,”

In 2018 alone, the United States made $4.5 billion worth of arms deals to Saudi Arabia and $1.2 billion to the United Arab Emirates, a report by William Hartung and Christina Arabia found.

“Because of the nature of U.S. arms control law, most of these sales have to get government approval, and we’ve absolutely seen lobbyists weighing in heavily on this,”

The defense industry spent $125 million on lobbying in 2018. Of that, Boeing spent $15 million on lobbyists, Lockheed Martin spent $13.2 million, General Dynamics $11.9 million, and Raytheon $4.4 million, according to the Lobbying Disclosure Act website.

Over a dozen lobbying firms employed by defense contractors have also been working on behalf of the Saudi or Emiratis

In addition to the overt influence exercised by lobbyists for the defense industry, many former arms industry executives are embedded in influential posts throughout the Trump administration

There are a few senators who didn’t vote for the War Powers resolution “that will probably vote for the Raytheon sales,” – by Barbara Boland

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/arms-dealers-and-lobbyists-get-rich-as-yemen-burns/

(B K P)

U.S, UK Stoping Sale of Arms to Saudi Arabia or Blackmailing them to Pay More?

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7491

My remark: From Houthi news site. The headline does not fit to the text.

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

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Yemen's struggle to protect its ancient treasures from looters

Opportunistic looters are taking advantage of Yemen's neglected historical sites, with some offering big rewards for help finding valuable relics

Al Mukallah museum is located inside a ramshackle palace built in the 1920s when the area was part of a large kingdom known as the Quaiti Sultanate. The museum was initially built in the early 1960s in a small building not far from its current location, but after the fall of the dynasty, the South Yemen Marxists republic that replaced it relocated the museum.

Since then, it has been left to gather dust – meaning the five rooms on the ground floor that house paintings, stone statues, carvings, statuettes and other items that go back to human prehistory are vulnerable to break-ins.The second floor houses items from the Sultanate era.

Years of negligence, a lack of regular upkeep and many smash-and-grabs have already left their mark. A layer of crusty salt is expanding along the walls, woodworms are eating into the wooden stairs and have ruined old books and documents.

The items that have survived looting so far are scattered on the ground.

Since taking over Hadramawt’s provincial antiques office, Riyadh Bakarmoom has been offered meals out, tickets to big events and millions of Yemeni riyals to help smugglers identify and buy rare relics.

“They send me pictures of items on WhatsApp and ask me to say if they are real treasures or not,”

“Sometimes I lie about their history and value. I tell them the items are not worth a penny because if someone told them they are treasures, they would go back to the country’s archaeological sites and dig up more.”

https://www.thenational.ae/world/yemen-s-struggle-to-protect-its-ancient-treasures-from-looters-1.878033

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Yemenis mourn the destruction of historical sites: ‘I’m watching an entire generation lose our history and heritage’

Across the country, historical sites and museums have been damaged or destroyed by the warring sides.

“No one reacts when 100 people got killed in Yemen, why do you think they will react over our heritage?”

Saudi-led airstrikes have largely destroyed historic mud homes in Saada, the birthplace of the Houthis.

The 2,800-year-old Great Marib Dam was also damaged by coalition bombs in 2015, according to Unesco.

In Taiz, the 12th century Qahira castle, perched on the top of Mount Sabir, also became a prime target after the Houthis made it their strategic military base.

“You can rebuild a palace, a castle, a museum or a group of houses – but you cannot rebuild the entire cultural landscape,” says Marco Livadiotti

Looking forward to reconstruction, Anna Paolini, a Unesco representative in the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen, believes the work can only start after the conflict ends.

“The how and when would depend on the local community involvement – and the international [community’s] commitment to help.”

Negotiating restoration funding will, however, likely force uncomfortable debate over western culpability for supporting the war.

“People inside Yemen are very much concerned with their own safety and hunger. Heritage is down the list of their concerns,” says Alguneid – by Charlene Rodrigues

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/yemen-historical-sites-desturction-mount-sabir-taiz-civil-war-houthis-saudi-arabia-a8929201.html

(A K P)

CAORC Requests Proposals for Urgent Cultural Heritage Protection Efforts in Yemen

https://www.caorc.org/single-post/2019/06/05/CAORC-Requests-Proposals-for-Urgent-Cultural-Heritage-Protection-Efforts-in-Yemen

For more information and to apply, visit www.caorc.org/programs-kaplan-rpi.

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

(A E P)

Yemen has suspended fuel imports via Omani, Iraqi and UAE ports in order to control fuel trade and fight manipulation of specifications, Anadolu Agency reported today.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1142403583385776128

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

(* A T)

Five al-Qaeda members killed in raids believed to be American in al-Baydha

Five “Ansar al-Shari’a” operatives, the local al-Qaeda affiliate in the Arabian Peninsula, were killed on Monday by raids of a plane believed to be an American drone in Thi Na’em district of al-Baydha province, central Yemen.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168913

cp15 Propaganda

(A P)

Al-Maliki: Coalition continues to destroy arming capabilities of Houthis

Al-Maliki said on Monday that the Houthi militia has received various types of weapons smuggled from Iran.

Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia has suffered heavy losses and as a result they have been targeting civilians and civilian installations.

He said that the Iran-backed militia is trying to provoke the coalition, but “we will apply international law.”

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/24/al-maliki-coalition-continues-to-destroy-arming-capabilities-of-houthis/

(A P)

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia is the least bad option for the US

Nobody wants to see a war break out between the United States and Iran. But cutting off weapons sales to Saudi Arabia is a good way to make war more likely, not less. If Saudi Arabia is weakened, Iran will be more likely to continue to be aggressive as the Trump administration keeps the pressure on that regime. A stronger Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, leaves Iran less room to maneuver.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-is-the-least-bad-option-for-the-us

(A P)

Yemeni Speaker to Asharq Al-Awsat: Betting on Houthis Changing is False Hope

Yemeni parliament Speaker Sultan al-Burkani voiced his fears of the conflict ailing his country being removed from the international community’s memory as the threat of an Iran-US war occupies the highest political echelons worldwide.

Burkani reaffirmed national resolve in Yemen towards defeating Iran-backed Houthi coupists and reinstating power to the freely-elected authorities.

He also blamed the United Nations special envoy Martin Griffiths for the ongoing stalemate in Yemeni peace talks

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1780721/yemeni-speaker-asharq-al-awsat-betting-houthis-changing-false-hope

(A P)

KSrelief renews its appeal to address Houthi violations

Mr. Beasley’s comments confirm actions which KSrelief has condemned for some time: Houthi militias in Yemen are obstructing humanitarian aid distribution in Yemen.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10527

(A P)

Info. Minister says Int’l silence for Houthis multiplies suffering in Yemen

Information Minister Muammar al-Eryani said the silence of the international community for the practices of the coupist Houthi militia is multiplying the suffering of Yemeni people.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/22/info-minister-says-intl-silence-for-houthis-multiplies-suffering-in-yemen/

(A P)

Role of coalition countries in Yemen appreciated

The Arab Parliament stressed its position in support of the legitimacy of Yemen

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1514296/saudi-arabia

My comment: This “Parliament” is a Saudi-led propaganda instrument.

(A P)

Iran must not be allowed to gain foothold in Yemen, says US

US envoy for Iran Brian Hook spoke at a press conference in Saudi Arabia

Iran must not be allowed to gain a foothold in Yemen, a US diplomat said on Friday.

Iran is supporting Yemen’s Al Houthi militants, who are fighting the country’s internationally recgonised government and prolonged a devastating war there.

“Iran’s efforts to use proxies to attack Saudi Arabia and destabilise the region needs to be countered,”

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/iran-must-not-be-allowed-to-gain-foothold-in-yemen-says-us-1.64755500

My comment: This is 100 % bullshit propanda.

(A P)

The Dilemma of an Imperfect Ally

There are no optimal options in the current Yemen war, but U.S. policymakers should seize the opportunity to bring Gulf governments into NATO-like agreements that avoid such dilemmas in the future.

After seven decades of selling weapons to our allies in the Gulf reassured by the fact that we sold more planes than there were trained pilots, we are finally confronted with a foreseeable, yet jarring dilemma: what happens when the Gulf states finally decide to use the weapons in pursuit of their own interests?

The waging of war by Gulf allies, their use of U.S.-made weapons, their developing military prowess, and their capacity to make serious mistakes all contribute to the dilemma of an imperfect ally. Indeed, the war in Yemen is a grim example of what taking a backseat to a non-NATO ally can look like.

Alliances like NATO provide the United States leverage over decision-making about strategy, campaign design, rules of engagement, and war.

Given this new context, the United States must create a “new norm” with its Gulf allies, starting with ensuring every party’s leverage over decision-making is commensurate with its perceived culpability for such a decision. Moreover, the United States must clarify that it is in its national interest to support allies, but not necessarily to support their wars – by Elana DeLozier

https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-dilemma-of-an-imperfect-ally

My comment: The author pleads in more US intervention, in taking Middle East allies on a short NATO-like leash. The author thereby tells us what NATO actually is. That head-chopper tyrannies should stay US “allies”. That in Yemen, the US would be in a dilemma of being a complicit of murder or not. Really odd.

(A P)

Blocking Saudi arms sales, the Senate endangers civilians and a critical alliance

But this is bad news both for civilians in Yemen and for American interests. It is fortunate that Trump is likely to veto the legislation.

Why is it bad news? Well, ask yourself another question: what is more accurate, an advanced American guided bomb or a Russian bomb?

That will matter when the Saudis turn around and start buying bombs like the BETAB-500 and FAB-500 that the Russians have been using to smash Syria apart.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blocking-saudi-arms-sales-the-senate-endangers-civilians-and-a-critical-alliance

Comment by Judith Brown: A very pro Trump, pro Saudi, anti Iran and anti Russian look at the war in Yemen. Ridiculously it thinks that if weapons exports to Saudi Arabia are blocked the Russians will the next day be able to jump in and offer the same numbers of war plans and ammunition as USA is currently providing and Saudi Arabia is currently misusing, and somehow they Russian planes are so inferior that their use will endanger Yemeni lives - as if US provided weapons aren't already doing so.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10157676152333641

(A P)

More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors” propaganda

https://en.smanews.org/khalifa-ben-zaid-for-humanitarian-aids-develops-oil-and-gas-sector-in-socotra

https://en.smanews.org/uae-red-crescent-inspects-constructions-of-maintenance-and-rehabilitation-of-blood-bank-in-ibn-sina-hospital-al-makla

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/sdrpy-water-initiative-benefit-300000-al-jawf-province-yemen

https://www.finanzen.net/nachricht/aktien/sdrpy-opens-office-in-al-jawf-province-of-yemen-7641075

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/24/ksrelief-distributes-food-assistance-in-socotra-abyan-hajjah/ = http://en.adenpress.news/news/10548

https://www.spa.gov.sa/1936931

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1514741/saudi-arabia

https://www.dubaieye1038.com/news/local/uae-provides-food-aid-to-families-in-yemen/

http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302769368 and http://en.adenpress.news/news/10525

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10517

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

(* A K pH)

Saudi coalition air raids and shelling day by day

June 24: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/pb.551288185021551.-2207520000.1561461712./1343318395818522/

June 23: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/pb.551288185021551.-2207520000.1561396279./1342306649253030

June 22: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/pb.551288185021551.-2207520000.1561303936./1341459239337771/

June 21: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/pb.551288185021551.-2207520000.1561303936./1341458632671165/

June 20: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/1341457496004612/

June 19: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/1341454319338263/

(A K pH)

THREE AIR STRIKES HIT SANAA PROVINCE

The US-Saudi coalition launched three air strikes on Sanaa province, a security source said.

According to the source, the air strikes were waged on Jarban military camp of Sanhan district.

Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of Ansarullah, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

https://www.yemenpress.org/yemen/three-air-strikes-hit-sanaa-province/

(A K pS)

Coalition fighter jets hit Houthi targets in Sa’ada

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10529

(A K pS)

Coalition raids north of Hajjah Governorate on Houthi gunmen

Coalition fighters launched air raids Saturday morning on rallies and equipment for Houthi fighters in the Abbs district, north of Hajjah Province (northwest Yemen).

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168820

(A K P)

Arab Coalition compensates 113 civilian victims of airstrikes

In a statement, the Coalition's command said it compensated 113 victims of six accidental air raids at an amount of 2,593,000 Saudi Riyals.
The statement indicated that the financial amount was distributed in coordination with the Yemeni government through a joint committee.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/10518

My comment: How did this work, as mostly people in the Houthi-held North were affected? Why just 113? Why just 6,119 US$ per person? I would have preferred my house still standing or my leg still at its place or my wife still alife…

(* B K)

Open Source Investigators Set Their Sights on Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen

Bellingcat and the Global Legal Action Network are using open source information to investigate airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on civilian targets and critical infrastructure in Yemen.

The goal of this project is to investigate “a hundred airstrikes as part of legal cases to prevent arms exports to Saudi Arabia,” said Eliot Higgins, the founder of Bellingcat, an open source investigation website.

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/open-source-investigators-set-their-sights-on-saudi-airstrikes-in-yemen

(A K pH)

More Saudi coalition air raids recorded on:

June 24: https://sabanews.net/en/news540133.htm Lahj p.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7521 Saada p.

June 23: https://sabanews.net/en/news540076.htm Hajjah p.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7510 Saada p.

June 22: http://www.saba.ye/en/news539933.htm Sanaa city

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7494 Hajjah p.

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp1b

(A K pH)

A citizen killed in Saada by Saudi border guards’ fire

https://sabanews.net/en/news540238.htm

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7525&

(A K pS)

At least 30 Houthi militants killed and injured, others captured in Taiz

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/24/at-least-30-houthi-militants-killed-and-injured-others-captured-in-taiz/

(A K pS)

[Hadi gov.] Army engineering teams remove dozens of Houthi-laid mines in Sa’ada

The military engineering teams managed to extract dozens of hand-made landmines planted by Houthi militia in Baqem district in the north of Sa’ada province.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/24/army-engineering-teams-removed-dozens-of-houthi-laid-mines-in-saada/

(A K pH)

June 24: In Sa'ada, Saudi missiles and artillery shells targeted civilians' properties in Baqem district.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7521

(A K pH)

Sniping Unit: Over 41 Saudi Forces Killed in Past 24 Hours

Source in the Sniping Unit of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees stated that over 41 US-Saudi army individual were targeted the in Najran and Jizan during the past 24 hours.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7520

(A K pH)

Civil wounded by Saudi border guards fire in Saada

https://sabanews.net/en/news540177.htm

(* A K)

Yemen Houthi rebels vow more "painful" strikes on Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Houthi rebels' military spokesman on Sunday vowed more "painful" strikes against Saudi Arabia hours after the rebels claimed responsibility of multiple drone strikes on two Saudi airports.

"We reaffirm that our future strikes against Saudi Arabia will be more painful if the kingdom continues its escalation and aggression war on Yemen,"

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/24/c_138167351.htm

and also https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/photos/a.963391330380564/2342862075766809/?type=3&theater

(A K P)

Yemen strongly condemns Houthi militias' targeting of Abha International Airport

In a statement issued today, the Yemeni Foreign Ministry said that the continuation of these terrorist operations - which deliberately target civilians and civilian facilities - constitutes a flagrant violation of all international norms and laws, particularly international humanitarian law.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1937371

My comment: „Yemen” here = Hadi government. Such a statement by a government which appreciates (and even would have ceased to exist without) much more horrible Saudi airstrikes on its own territory is ridiculous.

(A K P)

‘Reckless’, ‘cowardly’ Houthi attack on Abha airport condemned

The cowardly Houthi attack on Abha International Airport on Sunday, which resulted in the death of a Syrian national and injuries to 21 others, has been strongly condemned.

Former British PM Theresa May called it a “reckless” attack.

US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid strongly condemned what he called the "cowardly attack" that targeted Abha International Airport.

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/569769/SAUDI-ARABIA/Reckless-cowardly-Houthi-attack-on-Abha-airport-condemned

My comment: What a crazy hypocrisy. All those who are lamenting here never decried Saudi coalition air raids against Northern Yemen.

(A K P)

The (ICAO) [ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization] condemns what it described as terrorist bombings at #AbhaAirport in Saudi Arabia, while #ICAO ignored the closure of #SanaaAirport for 4 years ago due to bombardment & blockade by Saudis/UAE’s on #Yemen main airport which serves 20 million people.

https://www.facebook.com/LivingInYemenOnTheEdge/posts/2342807595772257

(* A K)

Ein Toter bei Attacke auf saudiarabischen Flughafen

Im Süden Saudi-Arabiens wurde ein Flughafen von Huthi-Rebellen aus dem Jemen mit einem Sprengkörper beschossen.

Bei einem Angriff jemenitischer Huthi-Rebellen auf einen Flughafen im Südwesten Saudi-Arabiens ist ein Mensch getötet worden. Sieben weitere wurden bei der Attacke am Sonntag am Airport Abha verletzt, wie die von Saudi-Arabien geführte Militärallianz berichtete, die die vom Iran unterstützten schiitischen Aufständischen in ihrer Heimat seit Jahren bekämpft.

Das Todesopfer war ein Syrer, wie der Militärsprecher laut der saudischen staatlichen Nachrichtenagentur SPA weiter sagte. Der Sender Al-Arabiya meldete, eine Drohne habe einen Parkplatz angegriffen. Der Flugverkehr wurde demnach nach einer einstündigen Unterbrechung wieder aufgenommen.

https://www.t-online.de/nachrichten/ausland/krisen/id_85976488/jemen-krieg-ein-toter-bei-attacke-auf-saudiarabischen-flughafen.html

Meine Bemerkung: Es waren 21 Verletzte.

(* A K)

Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one, wounding 21: Saudi-led coalition

Yemen’s Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday that killed one person and wounded 21 others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen said.

“A terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted Abha airport, killing a Syrian resident and wounding 21 civilians,” the coalition said in a statement carried on Saudi state television.

It did not confirm an attack on Jizan airport.

Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV said a suspected drone hit the parking lot in Abha airport.

Saudi state TV said flights had resumed at the airport, where operations were now running normally. (with film)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemens-houthis-hit-saudi-airport-killing-one-wounding-21-saudi-led-coalition-idUSKCN1TO0SH = and also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7172803/Saudi-Arabia-One-killed-seven-people-injured-suspected-drone-attack-airport.html (with another film)

Film: https://twitter.com/alekhbariyatv/status/1142901240319418371

Photos: https://twitter.com/arawnsley/status/1143282634879115265

(* A K pS)

Command of the Joint Forces of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: The attack on Abha International Airport and the targeting of civilians by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia is a brutal terrorist act

Further to the statement issued by the Command of Joint Forces of the Coalition on the evening of Sunday 23 June 2019 regarding a terrorist attack on Abha International Airport, carried out by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia, the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Col. Turki Almalki said that the terrorist attack killed a Syrian resident, and wounded 21 civilians of various nationalities.

All the wounded were transferred to hospital for treatment: three of them left the hospital while 18 are still receiving treatment, including (13) minor injuries, (3) moderate cases, and two critical cases. One of the restaurants at the airport (McDonald's) was damaged due to glass shattering, and 18 vehicles were damaged, in addition to some simple physical damage.

Col. Almalki added that the Houthi terrorist militia continues its immoral practices by targeting civilians and civil properties protected by international humanitarian law and its customary rules, which amount to war crimes according to the provisions of international humanitarian law.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1938076

And also http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302769701

My comment: Saudi outrage and accusations are rather odd, taking into account Saudi actions in Yemen.

(* A K)

Yemen's Houthis say launch drone attacks against Saudi Arabia's Abha and Jizan airports

Yemen’s Houthi movement targeted Abha and Jizan airports in southern Saudi Arabia with drone attacks on Sunday, the group’s Al-Masirah TV said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/yemen-security/yemens-houthis-say-launch-drone-attacks-against-saudi-arabias-abha-and-jizan-airports-idUSL8N23U0SV

(A K pS)

Al-Houthi militias intensify its shelling on east of Taiz city neighbourhoods

the fighting was continuing between government forces and Houthi militias in the vicinity of the Republican Palace and Al-Marasem camp east of Taiz city.

https://almasdaronline.com/articles/168866

My comment: „Fighting“ with only one side shelling???

(A K pH)

In Sa'ada, Dozens of Saudi missiles and artillery shells targeted several areas of Baqem and Razeh districts.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7510

(A K pH)

Army kills dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries in Najran, Jizan

Dozens of Saudi-led mercenaries' were killed and injured on Saturday in separate operations of the army and popular forces in Najran and Jizan

https://sabanews.net/en/news539977.htm

My remark: Army of Houthi government at Saada; at Saudi territory.

(A K pS)

Dozens Houthi militants killed and wounded in thwarted attack in Al-Dhale

http://en.26sepnews.net/2019/06/22/dozens-houthi-militants-killed-and-wounded-in-thwarted-attack-in-al-dhale/

(A K pH)

Army shoots down Saudi aggression spy aircraft in Najran

https://sabanews.net/en/news540082.htm

http://en.abna24.com/news//yemeni-air-forces-down-saudi-spy-drone-in-najran_954101.html

(A K pH)

Army shoots down Saudi spy plane in Hajjah

www.saba.ye/en/news539896.htm

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=7484

(A K pS)

A woman was killed and five civilians were injured, including a child, by Houthi group artillery shelling, west of al-Dale governorate.

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1142208090684776449

(A K pS)

Coalition jets destroy two Houthi drones in Yemeni air space

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2019/06/22/Coalition-air-force-destroys-in-Yemeni-airspace-two-Houthi-drones-.html

(A K pS)

Saudi land mines project clears 105 Houthi devices

during the second week of June. A total of 72,381 mines have been extracted since the beginning of the project.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1514281/saudi-arabia

(B K)

A CLOSER LOOK AT SHUQAIQ POWER PLANT IN SOUTHERN SAUDI ARABIA (INFOGRAPHICS)

https://southfront.org/a-closer-look-at-shuqaiq-power-plant-in-southern-saudi-arabia-infographics/

cp18 Sonstiges / Other

(-)

Fotos: Saudi-Arabien von oben

Weit weg von den glitzernden Wolkenkratzern der hektischen Großstädte Riad und Mekka zeigt Saudi-Arabien noch eine andere Seite, die auf ihre Entdeckung wartet.

https://de.qantara.de/inhalt/saudi-arabien-von-oben

(* A P)

International campaign to strip Karman of Nobel Prize begins

An international campaign to strip the Yemeni national Tawakkol Karman of Nobel Prize because of her role in supporting extremism and terrorism was launched on Sunday. The campaign titled the “International Campaign to Strip Tawakkol Karman of Nobel Prize” was initiated by the Arab Women Foundation (AWF), according to Mohammed Al-Dilaimi, secretary general of the foundation and president of the campaign.
“The campaign is aimed at exposing the suspicious practices of Karman in favor of a biased agenda to disintegrate Arab societies and spreading chaos and destruction in Arab countries,

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/569798/SAUDI-ARABIA/International-campaign-to-strip-Karman-of-Nobel-Prize-begins

Comment by Judith Brown: Here's a strange thing. At the beginning of the war this peace laureate was thirsting for war and encouraging the Saudi led coalition and no one suggested that she should be stripped of her peace prize. Then about two years ago she started to campaign for peace, being very critical of the Saudi and UAE acts of war in Yemen. Now she's talking about peace they want to strip her of her peace prize. Well I'll be darned.

https://www.facebook.com/judith.brown.794628/posts/10157682474833641

My comment: Well, this originates from Saudi Arabia.

(-)

Film: “ Mekhbaza” a popular dish in Aden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqp5cxZSFQQ

(B H)

Massive locust swarm provides a desert bounty in central Yemen - in pictures

Yemenis traditionally roast the insects that have formed in huge swarms across the region

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/massive-locust-swarm-provides-a-desert-bounty-in-central-yemen-in-pictures-1.878926

Vorige / Previous

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-547-yemen-war-mosaic-547

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-547 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-547:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

(18 +, Nichts für Sensible!) / (18 +; Graphic!)

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

und alle Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

11:53 26.06.2019
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