Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 660b- Yemen War Mosaic 660b

Yemen Press Reader 660b: 21. Juni 2020: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 660, cp6 - cp18 / June 21, 2020: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 660, cp6 - cp18
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Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 660, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 660, part 1:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-660-yemen-war-mosaic-660

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

Kursiv: Siehe Teil 1 / In Italics: Look in part 1

Klassifizierung / Classification

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

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

cp1a Am wichtigsten: Coronavitrus und Seuchen / Most important: Coronavirus and epidemics

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 Separatisten und Hadi-Regierung im Südjemen / Separatists and Hadi government in Southern Yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp9 USA

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Tensions at the Gulf

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b 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 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

cp19 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

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

Siehe / Look at cp1 (Socotra)

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Yemeni legitimacy [Hadi gov.] backers .. Saudis hand Socotra to STC

The Yemeni internationally-recognized government seems to be in a real dilemma with repeated critical statements, absolute objections and appeals about acts by the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in southern provinces. These areas are apparently held by the UAE-backed STC, but in reality Abu Dhabi and Riyadh share the control there and are dragging the helpless government troops to bloodshed.
In its rhetorical statement, the Yemeni government appeared as if it was strayed and heading for an abyss after being lured to it by Saudi Arabia, whose help had been asked by a government expelled from two capitals within five years.

Despite the Yemeni government's warnings in its statement, the STC has kept taking control of other sovereign sites, the last of which was the local authority office of Socotra governorate on Friday.
"STC gunmen stormed into the governor office in Socotra's provincial capital, Hadibo, and took full control of the building after the government troops withdrew helplessly," local source told Debriefer.
Earlier on Friday, the STC forces seized the general security department's office in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Telling Debriefer about the scenario of the last overthrow against legitimacy in Socotra island, locals say: STC "armed men violently attacked the government forces, using heavy weapons and artillery they had already received from the United Arab Emirates, as well as arms taken from a marine brigade that had been early seized by STC forces."
In his comments on recent developments there, the official government's minister of information dubbed the STC's "attacking governmental and security offices, terrifying people in Hadibo and bombing the city with heavy weapons" as serious escalation.
"The State has been warming to prevent Socotra from being turned into a ground for political enticement or military conflict," Moammar al-Eryani added on Twitter.
"We remind all those conspired and supported the STC-led mutiny that the Yemeni people won't stay handcrafted before this cruelty targeting the national unity and serving none but the Houthis."
Friday events in Yemen's largest island have triggered anger reactions from many Yemeni analysts and activists supporting the UN-recognized government.

Saudi Arabia has betrayed the legitimate government not only in Socotra, but also in Aden, which the former received last October from UAE troops so as to enable the latter to return to its interim capital.
Nonetheless, the Yemeni government is still in Riyadh tasked only with issuing statements and filing complaints at the UN, the UN Security Council and, still, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17941.html

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Aggression forces conflict in occupied provinces... A proxy war vow

Military clashes between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (NTC) militia and the so-called "legitimacy" forces from Saudi Arabia have escalated in a number of occupied southern provinces, particularly Socotra and Abyan.

The statements issued by the conflicting parties reveal another aspect of the escalating tension, indicating the rifts between the two countries of aggression Saudi Arabia and the UAE and the possibility of proxy military battles and confrontations, especially after the declaration of the transitional state of emergency and the self-administration of the southern provinces in late April.

Following that announcement, Aden witnessed a "massive deployment" of security and military forces of the Southern Transitional Council, and the Council announced control of government institutions and facilities in Aden province as well as Aden ports and international airport, as well as the looting of billions of riyals of printed currency abroad.

This is the third coup declared by UAE-backed separatists, with Abu Dhabi supporting the so-called "historic Aden Declaration ", in response to Hadi's dismissal of former Aden governor Idros al-Zubeidi, in the fourth of May. 2017.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100288.htm

My remark: This is the Houthi viewpoint on the conflict in Southern Yemen.

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South Yemen separatists deny holding talks with Saudi Arabia

Southern Transitional Council claims reports on negotiations regarding Riyadh Agreement are false

Nizar Haitham, spokesman for the UAE-Backed Southern Transitional Council, on Thursday denied leaks published by Reuters concerning Saudi proposals to save the Riyadh Agreement signed between the STC and Hadi’s government in early November 2019.

In a tweet on Thursday, the STC spokesman said: “The Council has not been informed of any such initiative.”

Nizar Haitham explained that the leaks by Reuters were “not true”, adding that the al-Hadath channel that reported the news had manipulated content in order to create confusion in STC ranks.

https://www.uprising.today/south-yemen-separatists-deny-holding-talks-with-saudi-arabia/

(A P)

Al-Mahrah Sit-in Committee Calls for Continuing Struggling Against Saudi, Emarati Conspiracy

The Al-Mahrah sit-in committee, which antagonized the presence of Saudi and Emarati forces, condemned the conspiracy of Riyadh and Abu Dhabi over the governorate of Socotra Archipelago, handing it over to the so-called “Southern Transitional” militia that are funded by the Emirates.

The committee, which describes the Saudi and Emirati forces in Al-Mahra as "occupation forces" and continues the popular sit-ins against it, held the coalition responsible for the coup that took place in Socotra," as she put it.

Calling on "all the people in Al-Mahrah to stand beside the people of Socotra in confronting the coup and continuing the struggle”, expressing the readiness of the Al-Mahrah people to support Socotra by all legitimate means.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13562

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COVID-19 Disorder Tracker: Spotlight - The Battle for the South in Yemen, 7 - 13 June 2020

ACLED Research Analyst Andrea Carboni tracks the latest developments in the battle for the south. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series.

https://acleddata.com/2020/06/18/cdt-spotlight-the-battle-for-the-south-in-yemen/#

(A K P)

Separatists launch new offensive in Abyan

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias have on Friday launched a large-scale military operation against forces loyal to Hadi’s government and Islah militants in Abyan province, southern Yemen, local media reported.

According to the media, the STC said that the aim of the military operation is to “liberate Shuqrah and Qarn al-Kalasi areas from the terror militia,” which referred to Hadi’s forces and Islah militants.

https://www.uprising.today/separatists-launch-new-offensive-in-abyan/

and

(A K P)

Yemeni gov't army-STC fighting renews in Abyan

The Yemeni official army on Friday engaged in new clashes with the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in the southern governorate of Abyan.
STC launched a massive assault from two directions, said local source

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17914.html

and

(A K P)

Yemen [Hadi gov.] says security official killed by separatists

A senior security official was killed in clashes with forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the southern Abyan province, according to the Yemeni Interior Ministry on Saturday.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemen-says-security-official-killed-by-separatists/1883976

and

(A K P)

Islah loses ground, fighters on Abyan fronts

The southern armed forces repulsed on Friday, a large-scale attack launched by the militias of Islah party, the Yemeni arm of Muslim Brotherhood organization within Yemen's legitimacy, in Wadi Sala and al-Toriya of Abyan governorate.

The spokesman for the Abyan axis, Captain Muhammad al-Naqib said that the southern forces thwarted all the attempts made by the Muslim Brotherhood fighters to advance and forced them to retreat.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23336

(A P)

Yemen's STC solely took wrong decisions: Emirati minister

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) and other Emirati friends have solely taken wrong decisions, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said Thursday.
"Some of Abu Dhabi friends have taken their own unilateral decisions," Anwar Gargash added at an online forum. "We've seen this with the STC in Yemen and with General Haftar in Libya," according to Bloomberg.
"A lot of this unilateral calculations have proven wrong. These are calculations that sometimes you don't really have the control or the sort of moral advice that you want on some of your friends," he said.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17913.html

My comments: Just words without any effect. Meanwhile, the STC militia assault Socotra to secure UAE rule over Socotra, which should play an important role as UAE military stronghold in the Indian Ocean.

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Separatisten im Jemen besetzen Hauptstadt von Insel Sokotra

Am Samstag nahmen die Verbündeten des sogenannten Südlichen Übergangsrats (STC) nach Kämpfen mit Regierungstruppen die Hauptstadt Hadibu der Insel Sokotra ein. Laut einem STC-Vertreter hätten die Soldaten dort alle Regierungsgebäude unter ihre Kontrolle gebracht. Dem Südlichen Übergangsrat zufolge seien die Gefechte nun beendet.

DerMachtkampf spielt sich zunehmend auch auf der Insel Sokotra ab, die in der Nähe wichtiger Schiffsrouten liegt. Trotz der Militärallianz mit Saudi-Arabien unterstützen die Emirate die Separatisten, um ihren Einfluss auf die Seewege auszudehnen.

https://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20200620327400476-separatisten-im-jemen-besetzen-hauptstadt-von-insel-sokotra/

und

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Separatisten im Jemen nehmen wichtige Stadt auf Insel Sokotra ein
Ramsi Mahrus, Gouverneur von Sokotra und Unterstützer der Regierung des Jemen, warf den Separatisten vor, die Provinz ins Chaos zu stürzen. Sie hätten die staat
lichen Behörden Hadibus überrannt. «Sokotra wird sich nicht den Chaos-Milizen und ihren Unterstützern beugen», teilte Mahrus mit. Der STC erklärte, Sokotra von islamistischen Milizen eingenommen zu haben. In Hadibu habe es am Samstag große Feiern zur «Befreiung der Provinz» gegeben.

https://der-farang.com/de/pages/separatisten-im-jemen-nehmen-wichtige-stadt-auf-insel-sokotra-ein

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Yemeni FM: Riyadh pact not excuse for STC mutiny

The Riyadh Agreement will not be a pretext for the Southern Transitional Council (STC) to persist its mutiny in south Yemen, the Yemeni foreign minister tweeted on Saturday.
The STC's "recent unjustifiable escalation in Socotra will be added to its violations for which it will be held accountable," Mohamed al-Hadhrami added.
If it keeps on without deterrence, "this mutiny will end every hope of applying the Riyadh Agreement that was essentially stricken to put an end" to the rebellion, he warned.
"We can't accept that the Riyadh pact serves as an excuse for the STC's obstinate armed rebellion, or as a pressure tool to legitimize those who persist their coup.
"The deal came to end the mutiny and unite efforts in the face of the Houthi-Iranian project, but not to legitimize obdurate rebellion against the State," the Yemeni FM argued.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17942.html

and

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Govt: Socotra’s violence events a rebellion against official authority, Arab Coalition must undertake its tasks

The Yemeni Government stated that the takeover the state’s institutions in the archipelagos of Socotra governorate by the so-called Southern Transitional Council (STC) is aggressive attack on the archipelago’s population and a flagrant insurgence against the legitimate authority won’t be tolerated.

The Government issued a statement on Friday reads” Meanwhile the government has been dealing responsibly with the mediation efforts by the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to pile up pressure upon the STC and its backers to renounce the declaration of the so-called ” self-administration” in the interim capital Aden that further worsening the peoples’ suffering, the STC’s leadership carried out one more insurgency in Socotra and continuing their military escalation in Abyan”.

The Government has called on the Arab Coalition in support of legality in Yemen represented by the brethren in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia given that they have military existence in Socotra Archipelagos to shoulder their own responsibility, urgently act to stop the arrogance of the STC’s leadership and their armed groups who were brought from outside the Socotra archipelagos to attack the governorate’s inhabitants .

The Government called on the International Community (IC) and the interested organizations, above all the UNESCO to take a firm stance against these subversive and destructive acts which threaten Socotra as one of the world’s most important natural protected areas on the list of the world heritage.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/19/govt-socotras-violence-events-a-rebellion-against-official-authority-arab-coalition-must-undertake-its-tasks/

and also

and https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40336

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Yemen’s Southern Separatists Take Control of Strategic Island

Southern Yemeni separatists have gained control of Socotra, the strategically placed island off the Horn of Africa, and started implementing self-rule.

“The southern forces have stormed the special task forces camp, the last stronghold of the camps of Muslim brotherhood in Hadiboh,” the island’s largest town, Salem Thabet, a leading member of the UAE-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council, said in a statement on Saturday. The Muslim brotherhood’s Islah party is the biggest in the Yemeni government.

Clashes between the separatists and the Yemeni government forces erupted on Friday

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/yemen-s-southern-separatists-take-control-of-strategic-island-1.1453462

and also https://apnews.com/28a11497756310cd2df22fe13e9eb52d

and

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UAE-backed militias stage ‘coup’ in Yemen’s Socotra

‘Government will not accept STC's absurdity,' Yemen’s government official says

In a related context, a local source, preferred not to be named as he is not authorized to speak to the media, told Anadolu Agency, that "the gunmen of the STC arrested Colonel Abdel-Rahman al-Zafni, commander of the Air Force camp in Socotra, and transferred him to an unknown location."

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/uae-backed-militias-stage-coup-in-yemen-s-socotra/1884346

and

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Film: Clashes erupt between Yemen gov't forces, separatists in Socotra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BzbQU5TYnU

(* A K P)

Erstwhile Yemeni Allies Take Fight to Island in Indian Ocean

Clashes erupted between southern separatists and Yemeni government forces on a strategically placed island off the Horn of Africa, an extension of the rivalry between fighters backed by two Gulf powers.

Militias loyal to the Southern Transitional Council, which has been aided by the United Arab Emirates, were “indiscriminately shelling” Hadiboh, the capital of Socotra, said Fahd Kafa’in, minister of fisheries for the Saudi Arabia-supported internationally recognized administration of war-torn Yemen.

He called on Saudi forces stationed there to stop the chaos and protect an island recognized by UNESCO as globally important for biodiversity.

Media affiliated with the separatists reported the STC had seized the island’s security headquarters. There were no details of casualties.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/erstwhile-yemeni-allies-take-fight-to-island-in-indian-ocean-1.1453073

and also https://debriefer.net/en/news-17931.html

Photos: https://twitter.com/AlwatanSA/status/1274133422546595840

and

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Clashes erupt between Yemen gov't forces, separatists in Socotra

Fierce clashes have erupted on Socotra as former allies in Yemen's long-running war are battling for control of the island off the Horn of Africa.

"Clashes erupted after the STC forces dispatched large military reinforcements to Hadibouh, the capital city of Socotra, in an attempt to seize it," an official told the dpa news agency on condition of anonymity.

He added that the STC fighters took control of the Socotra security directorate in the western section of Hadibouh.

Yemeni Minister of Fisheries Fahd Kafayen, meanwhile, accused the STC loyalists of bombarding Hadibouh.

"Shelling the city is unacceptable and condemnable. The Transition [Council] has to stop these irresponsible acts," he added in a statement.

No casualty figures were given.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/clashes-erupt-yemen-gov-forces-separatists-socotra-200619162352900.html

and

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Fighting reportedly erupts in Yemen’s UNESCO heritage site

The Yemeni government, backed by Saudi Arabia, accused the separatist group of bombing civilian targets in a “brutal attack” on the scenic island, normally far removed from the troubles of war-torn Yemen. Witnesses reported hearing explosions and seeing shells crash into the city center, although there were no immediate reports of casualties.

“This armed attack and brutal assault on citizens represents the aggressive and reckless response of the so-called transitional council,” the government of exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said in a statement.

As tensions between the separatists and government security units escalated in Socotra in recent weeks, Saudi forces worked as intermediaries to restore calm to the island.

But on Friday, military officials in Socotra said, Saudi forces let the separatists go ahead with their incursion, stirring speculation about a new attempt at a deal between the Saudis and Emiriatis after months of infighting.

“We are seeing some sort of compromise between the Saudis and Emiratis that works against the local authorities,” said Ahmed Nagi, a nonresident Yemen expert at the Carnegie Middle East Center.

Nagi said the cooperation could be a sign pointing to the government’s imminent dissolution. “Hadi’s government is weaker than ever before ... and the Saudis are losing faith, questioning why they are still investing so heavily in it,” he said.

https://apnews.com/f8242b636649515ac0adeb060454216f

and also http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-06/19/c_139152319.htm

and how separatist media tell it:

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Southern forces liberate capital of Socotra

The southern forces have entered Hadibu, the capital of Socotra archipelago on Friday, approaching the centre of the province.
Local sources affirmed that the southern forces liberated large parts of Hadibu from the grip of the Muslim Brotherhood's militias after fierce fighting between the two sides.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23333

My comment: It’s remarkable how separatists permanently label Hadi government authority and troops as “Muslim brotherhood”.

and separatists make sure they will keep their gains:

(A K P)

New Chief of Security Appointed in Socotra

Brigadier-General Ahmed Saad assumed his duties as director of the Security Department of Socotra archipelago on Friday.
Saad was appointed by the self-administration of the South after the liberation of Hadibu, the capital of Socotra archipelago, from the grip of the Muslim Brotherhood's militias.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23338

and Saudi coalition stays inactive:

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Arab Coalition Urges Yemeni Parties on Socotra to Cease Fighting

The Saudi-led Arab coalition has sent a “clear” message to all parties on the need to commit to a ceasefire in the Yemeni island of Socotra, informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2344131/arab-coalition-urges-yemeni-parties-socotra-cease-fighting

and

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Yemen: UAE-backed militias capture Socotra security directorate

Clashes between government forces and Southern Transitional Council forces still going on

Forces of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) on Friday captured the building of the security directorate of Yemen’s Socotra island, a Yemeni official said.

The anonymous official told Anadolu Agency that the STC forces took control of the security administration building of Socotra, located in the western region of Hadiboh.

The official stressed that clashes between the government forces and the STC forces are still going on.

Meanwhile, a Yemeni minister called on Saudi Arabia to stop "this mess," referring to the conflict between the STC and the government forces in Hadiboh.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemen-uae-backed-militias-capture-socotra-security-directorate/1882940

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200619-yemen-uae-backed-forces-take-control-of-socotra-security-directorate/

Photo: https://twitter.com/MohammedHojily/status/1274001388687638529

and

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Yemeni official: STC forces prepare for storming Hadibo

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces prepare for storming the Yemeni southern city of Hadibo, Socotra provincial capital, deputy information minister of the UN-recognized government said Thursday.
"There are intense attempts by the [STC's] Security Belt forces to raid into Hadibo after Saudi troop withdrawal from checkpoints," Mukhtar al-Rahabi added in a tweet.
"Security and army forces along with Socotra freemen are countering these acts and gangs coming from outside Socotra."
The government official criticized the Saudi-led coalition's "one thousand troops stationed in Socotra to support legitimacy" for withdrawing from "all the checkpoints when the provincial capital was at risk of STC gangs."
He also blamed STC head in Socotra, Rafat Ali Ibrahim for trying to drag the governorate to violence.
Saudi forces deal equally with the State and "STC's coup gangs that inked yesterday a deal to not let any heavy weapons out [of military units]. And today these weapons try to storm Socotra, amid Saudi troops' silence," Rahabi added.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17903.html

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200620-yemen-official-condemns-saudi-arabia-position-in-socotra/

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Yemen gov't says STC refuses to apply Socotra pact

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) refuses to apply normalization pact and persistently sends reinforcements to the center of Socotra, a local official of the Yemeni southern governorate said Thursday.
While the government forces have already started applying the deal, the Emirati-backed STC has "refused and kept mobilizing its forces towards Hadibo," Socotra provincial capital, he added.
"On Thursday, STC forces erected new military points at the western gate of Hadibo," the Anadolu Agency (AA) quoted the official as saying.
Wednesday evening, Saudi troops withdrew from two security posts in Hadibo and handed them to STC forces that went beyond them towards the city, other local sources told the AA.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17899.html

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STC denies Reuters report on Saudi proposal to end war in south Yemen

Spokesman for the Southern Transitional Council (STC) on Thursday denied leaks reported by Reuters on a Saudi-led coalition's proposal to end the recent dispute between the Yemeni official government and the Emirati-backed STC.
The STC "has not been advised of an initiative of this kind," Nizar Hitham added on Twitter.
"Reuters' leaks are principally untrue, and Al-Hadath TV fraudulently reported them just to create confusion and frustrate fighters at frontlines in the middle of their constant wins," he claimed.
Hitham thanked Saudi Arabia for "great efforts to achieve accord between parties to Yemen's conflict."

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17896.html

and

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Saudi proposes framework to end standoff between allies in southern Yemen

Saudi Arabia has proposed a framework to end the latest standoff in southern Yemen between nominal allies under a Saudi-led coalition, three sources said, as violence escalates with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in the north of the country.

Three sources with knowledge said Riyadh submitted a proposal, seen by Reuters, to implement a power-sharing deal brokered by Saudi Arabia last November but which stalled.

It calls for a ceasefire in Abyan province and for STC to rescind emergency rule. Thereafter Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi would appoint a governor and security head for Aden, and name a premier to form a cabinet that includes the STC.

The STC would then remove its forces from Aden and redeploy in Abyan, following which the new government would be formed.

Mistrust remains an obstacle to Riyadh’s attempts to prevent another front in the multifaceted war it seeks to exit

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi/saudi-proposes-framework-to-end-standoff-between-allies-in-southern-yemen-idUSKBN23P1CQ?rpc=401&

and also https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/saudi-arabia-proposal-standoff-allies-yemen-200618074350449.html

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2020/6/18/saudi-initiative-proposes-end-to-deadlock-with-yemens-separatists

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2342491/yemen-relies-saudi-efforts-end-government-stc-conflict

(A P)

[Pro-separatist] Hadrami women protest against 1st military region (Photos)

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23331

(A P)

Shatara affirms legitimacy's game is over

The member of the STC Presidency, Vice-President of the National Assembly for Control and Inspection, Lufti Shatara called on the Arab Coalition and the international community to inform Yemen's legitimacy that "the game is over."
Shatara wrote on his official Twitter account "what is needed from the legitimate government is the implementation of the political part of Riyadh Agreement without beating about the bush."
He made it clear that "the betting action on military adventure to invade Aden and bring the South by force under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood's criminals is doomed to fail."

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23324

My remark: „Legitimacy“ = Hadi government. The STC separatists themselves refuse to adhere to the Riyadh agreement.

(A P)

Al-Zubaidi meets Saudi military and security experts

President of the Southern Transitional Council and Supreme Commander of the Southern Armed Forces, Aidroos Qassem al-Zubaidi met at his residence in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh on Thursday, with the Saudi military and security experts, Major General Abdullah Ghanem Al-Qahtani and Brigadier Hassan Al-Shehri.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23323

(A K P)

Southern forces continue to advance in Abyan

After fierce fighting with the terrorist militias of Islah Party, the Yemeni wing of Muslim Brotherhood organization, the southern armed forces made a progress on Qarn al-Kalassi front in Abyan governorate, local residents and news websites reported on Thursday.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23322

(A P)

UAE-backed mercenaries run over civilians in Aden

Hit-and-runs becoming more common in occupied south, reportedly as assassination tactic

A video footage captured by a surveillance camera shows a military vehicle pickup belonging to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias hitting two citizens in one of the streets in Dar Saad district in the southern port city of Aden.

According to the sources, the STC’s military vehicles have run over eight citizens in Abyan province during the past two weeks alone.

https://www.uprising.today/uae-backed-mercenaries-run-over-civilians-in-aden/

(A P)

International call for implementation of Al-Riyadh agreement

Ambassadors of the five permanent member counties of the UN Security Council to Yemen, affirmed on Wednesday on the need to the implementation of the Al-Riyadh agreement to restore security and stability in Aden.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40298

(A K P)

[Hadi gov.] Yemeni army spokesman praises support by Coalition to Restore Legitimacy to his country's forces

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2099299

My comment: LOL.

(A K P)

High-ranking officer in Hadi puppet government survives assassination attempt

Brigadier General Hadi al-Awlaki wounded in shooting

https://www.uprising.today/high-ranking-officer-in-hadi-puppet-government-survives-assassination-attempt/

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Yemeni FM: Failure to reverse its self-rule makes STC rebellious militia

Its failure to retreat from declared self-governance in the south and its persistent illegal practices make the Southern Transitional Council (STC) "a merely rebellious militia with no legitimacy," the Yemeni UN-recognized government foreign minister said Wednesday.
"The international community should consider the STC as a rebellious entity .. unless it applies the Riyadh Agreement," Mohamed al-Hadhrami added in video calls with the UNSC permanent state members' envoys for Yemen.
The Yemeni FM criticized the STC's recent seizure of the Central Bank's funds, "which are a property of all Yemeni people," according to the Riyadh-based Saba.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17872.html

My comment: Nice how the Hadi government always claims “legitimacy” just for itself.

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#Yemen watchers should be keeping a very close eye on the #Turkey/#Qatar storyline that keep creeping up. Beware that the conversation is a mix of full-truths, half-truths, and mistruths. The challenge is determining what is what

https://twitter.com/ElanaGulf/status/1273307725884272641

And disinformation

https://twitter.com/Ndawsari/status/1273308447820394496

(A T)

Hadrami freelancer found beheaded in Seiyun

The freelancer and YouTube journalist, Mohammed Bin Taher found decapitated in Seiyun district of Hadramout governorate on Wednesday.
Local residents and news websites said that the young freelancer was found dead near his motorbike in one of Seiyun's streets.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23319

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Zwei Monate "Beautiful Aden": konkrete Vorteile für eine halbe Million Menschen

Saudi-jemenitische Reinigungskampagne begrenzt die Verbreitung von COVID-19 und anderen Krankheiten dank Verbesserung der städtischen Verkehrsinfrastruktur durch das SDRPY

In etwas mehr als zwei Monaten hat die Reinigungs- und Umweltsanitärkampagne "Beautiful Aden" des Saudischen Entwicklungs- und Wiederaufbauprogramms für den Jemen (Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen - SDRPY) ihre eigenen Erwartungen übertroffen und 531 % des gesamten angehäuften Abfalls entfernt, den das Projekt bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt laut seinen eigenen Prognosen ursprünglich beseitigen wollte. Bis zum 8. Juni hatte die Kampagne 46.600 Kubikmeter (m3) Abfall in der provisorischen Hauptstadt des Jemen beseitigt und damit einen konkreten Nutzen für mehr als 490.000 Bürger gebracht.

https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20200618_OTS0260/zwei-monate-beautiful-aden-konkrete-vorteile-fuer-eine-halbe-million-menschen = https://www.presseportal.de/pm/132628/4628101

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

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Missiles for peace: A path to a durable cease-fire in Yemen

While peace talks between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis are ongoing, various impediments remain. Among the most pressing is the Houthi movement’s possession of long-range missiles. Thanks in large part to Arab Coalition missile defenses, the Houthis’ missile campaign has contributed very little to their war effort. Nevertheless, the prospective dangers of such weapons and the Iranian influence that comes with them make Riyadh less willing to accept a Houthi role in a post-war Yemen government. Limitations on Houthi missile capabilities will, therefore, be a necessary component of any lasting peace.

The Yemen conflict has seen Houthi militias fire more ballistic missiles than any other conflict in recent history. With the assistance of Iran, Houthi forces have fired hundreds of missiles to strike Arab Coalition bases, population centers, and infrastructure.

With these attacks, the Houthis have tried to hurt the Arab Coalition militarily, economically, and politically. This approach has yielded few results. This failure is likely due to the limited accuracy and reliability of Houthi missiles, and the effectiveness of Arab Coalition missile defenses.

Houthi missile strikes on civilian areas have furthermore backfired. Rather than raise political discontent among Saudi citizens, Riyadh has used civilian deaths as justification for its intervention

Ongoing peace talks must cover numerous contentious issues. From Iranian influence in Yemen to border security and demilitarized zones, Saudi and Houthi diplomats face difficult negotiations. Yet addressing the Houthis’ ballistic missile arsenal could prove to be one avenue for progress. A settlement here would mark a significant confidence-building measure, reduce Saudi security concerns, and loosen Houthi ties with Iran, while still minimally affecting Houthi military capability.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2020/06/17/Missiles-for-peace-A-path-to-a-durable-cease-fire-in-Yemen.html

My comment: Hmmmm. By a Saudi-linked news site. This is quite a twisted biased view. Why? This view claims that a precondition for peace is an ever-lasting Saudi predominance. While Houthi missile capacity, as it is a threat to Saudi Arabia, would be an “impediment” for peace and “Limitations on Houthi missile capabilities will, therefore, be a necessary component of any lasting peace.”. Claiming this, the authors are taking Saudi air force and bombing capacity for granted and no impediment for peace? Be honest, either both sides renounce their far-distance destruction facilities and scrap them (the Houthis certainly would scrap all their missiles if the Saudis scrap their fighter jets), otherwise the authors’ claims are BS.

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Yemen in Focus: HRW says UN move to remove Saudi-led coalition from child-killer blacklist 'shameful'

The United Nation’s latest decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition from a blacklist of warring parties responsible for killing children was “shameful”, Human Rights Watch told The New Arab.

The move, announced by UN chief Antonio Guterres, undermines both the global body and its chief, Afrah Nasser, Yemen researcher at Human Rights Watch, told The New Arab.

“It not only reflects the ignorance or the deliberate dismissal of mounting evidence of violations against children in Yemen, as shown by many rights organisations, but also the the UN’s own reports,” Nasser said.

“It’s just shocking and disappointing. Guterres is undermining his own credibility and the UN’s credibility in Yemen. It’s clear that the road for justice for Yemen’s victims is a very long one, but we have to continue marching on and continue the work and the struggle to hold all those war criminals to account,” she added.

The comments came after Guterres on Monday said the coalition - led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE - would "be delisted for the violation of killing and maiming, following a sustained significant decrease in killing and maiming due to air strikes".

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2020/6/19/yemen-in-focus-saudi-led-coalition-continues-to-kill-children

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Iran: Streichung der saudischen Angreifer-Koalition im Jemen von schwarzer Liste der Verletzer von Kinderrechten ist abscheulich

Der Sprecher des iranischen Außenministeriums hat das Vorgehen und die ambivalente Haltung der UNO bezüglich der Menschenrechte kritisiert und gesagt: "Die Streichung der saudischen Angreifer-Koalition im Jemen von der schwarzen Liste der Verletzer von Kinderrechten ist verabscheuenswürdig."

https://parstoday.com/de/news/iran-i52407-iran_streichung_der_saudischen_angreifer_koalition_im_jemen_von_schwarzer_liste_der_verletzer_von_kinderrechten_ist_abscheulich

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Intl. mechanisms influenced by S. Arabian money, US bullying: Mousavi

The Spokesperson of the Iranian foreign ministry, in a tweet on Wednesday, criticized the UN secretariat's decision of removing Saudi Arabia from List of Shame, adding that Saudi Arabia and the US are mocking international mechanisms by spending money and bullying others to achieve their desired interests.

"Just days after leveling baseless accusations against #Iran, UN secretariat gives a free pass to Saudi-led coalition in #Yemen, despite admitting 100s of Yemeni children were killed by the coalition. Saudi Arabia (w/ $$) & US (w/ bulling) r mocking int'l mechanisms. #ListOfShame," he tweeted.

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/159901/Intl-mechanisms-influenced-by-S-Arabian-money-US-bullying

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Why Saudi Arabia Should Remain on UN Blacklist

Campaigners and international civil society have reacted angrily to the removal of the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen from a list of groups violating children's rights, in a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The Saudis and their partners in crime should remain blacklisted for the violation of killing and maiming of thousands of Children, even though some reports claim there has been a sustained significant decrease due to indiscriminate air strikes.

They have killed a large number of children in the war on Yemen, and signs are there that they will continue to do so for the foreseeable future because they refuse to end their indiscriminate campaign, including attacks on schools and children hospitals.

The UN should take the following steps too, as the warmongers have no intention to end the unjustified conflict.

In short, the illegal war is an indefensible horror that is also undermining UN interests, and the world body should have no part in it. By keeping the Saudis on its blacklist and passing a resolution on the blacklist, member states at the Security Council could put an end to this disgrace right away, but since some like the US will not, they need to be pressured to do so.

The United Nations is the only institution that can possibly rein in a destructive policy like this once and for all. The world is watching for the UN’s next step. It shouldn’t cave to American-Saudi pressures.

https://en.farsnews.ir/newstext.aspx?nn=13990328000663

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Film: #UN chief proves Yemeni lives DON'T MATTER after lifting #Saudi coalition from child killing blacklist.

https://twitter.com/Presstvuk/status/1272990863631802370

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Film: Shame on UN! Listen why UN is removing Saudi Arabia from the blacklist of the killers of children. And what does that mean? And what could and would happen next? Here is the story.

https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/1273588833452523525

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Mohammed Abdulsalam accuses UN of complicity in Saudi war crimes

UN decision to whitewash Saudi crimes against Yemeni children proves unworthiness to sponsor political solutions

Abdulsalam stressed that this step “does not make the coalition crimes against the Yemeni people and their innocent children disappear.”

He pointed out that what the UN’s Chief has done confirms that the organisation is complicit with the aggressor, and that it is not worthy to sponsor any political solution, neither in Yemen nor elsewhere.

https://www.uprising.today/mohammed-abdulsalam-accuses-un-of-complicity-in-saudi-war-crimes/

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Yemenis condemn Guterres’ decision to take Saudi-led aggression off blacklist

The Yemenis condemned the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decision of taking the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen off a global list of parties whose actions have harmed children, several years after it was first named and shamed for killing and injuring children in Yemen.
Citizens say that this act confirms the United Nations' persistence and its involvement in the continued aggression and blockade by abandoning its humanitarian role and standing with the executioner against the victim.

https://en.abna24.com/news//yemenis-condemn-guterres%e2%80%99-decision-to-take-saudi-led-aggression-off-blacklist_1047604.html

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Wikipedia: United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement

United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) ist eine UN-Mission zur Stabilisierung und zum Aufbau einer Regierung des Jemen, die alle politischen, religiösen Gruppen des Landes vertritt.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Mission_to_Support_the_Hudaydah_Agreement

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

Siehe / Look at cp1

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Bin Salman Uses Travel Restrictions to Consolidate Power

Saudi crown prince using travel restrictions to consolidate power

Across several countries, the coronavirus pandemic has been used by authoritarian leaders to enforce emergency powers to tighten their grip over the country. However, in Saudi Arabia, the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is using “travel bans” to shore up his power, writes Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.

The idea is to purge domestic opponents by restricting their overseas travel and effectively cutting off their foreign network. This practice has intensified during the pandemic.

“An investigation shows that this practice of restricting foreign travel is much broader than generally recognized and is part of a larger system of organized repression in the kingdom. MBS has used these tools to consolidate power as he moves toward what some U.S. officials believe may be an attempt, perhaps this year, to seize the full powers of government from his ailing father, King Salman,” he argues.

https://theprint.in/world/saudi-crown-prince-consolidates-power-top-100-companies-during-pandemic-other-covid-news/444688/

and full article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/18/saudi-arabias-crown-prince-uses-travel-restrictions-consolidate-power/

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13567

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Saudi-Arabien will Moscheen in Mekka am Sonntag wieder öffnen

https://www.nau.ch/news/ausland/saudi-arabien-will-moscheen-in-mekka-am-sonntag-wieder-offnen-65727676

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Saudi Arabia to lift nationwide curfew, resume economic activities from Sunday

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-to-lift-nationwide-curfew-resume-economic-activities-from-sunday-idUSKBN23R0KL

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Unconfirmed news that the #Saudi authorities executed the Islamic scholar Hassan Farhan Al-Maliki.

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1274033638368215040

One of the best scholars. Always emphasizing on tolerance, mercy, love and all good things. I hope it is not true, may God protect him!

https://twitter.com/mostafa_mutaher/status/1274034642383826944

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Amazon launches Saudi Arabia shopping site despite CEO's dispute with kingdom

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-saudi-arabia/amazon-launches-saudi-arabia-shopping-site-despite-ceos-dispute-with-kingdom-idUSKBN23O3AO

cp9 USA

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Film: If the U.S. does not end its involvement in the Saudi-led war, millions of Yemenis may die of famine. It makes me very proud to see our young people organizing together to bring this horrific conflict to an end.

https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1274441806495617024

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Chicago area residents stranded in Yemen during escalating humanitarian, COVID-19 crisis

Less than 24 hours after an I-Team investigation revealed that dozens of Chicago-area residents, including children, were stranded in a COVID-19 infested Yemen, they have been notified that the U.S. State Department is going to help them get home.
The government help will involve air travel clearance through Yemeni and Saudi officials because commercial air travel remains suspended on the Arabian Peninsula due to the pandemic.

According to a State Department email that Chicago families provided to the I-Team, those flights will leave Yemen and fly to Washington DC via Saudi Arabia on June 28th and July 1st.

https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-area-residents-stranded-in-yemen-during-escalating-covid-19-crisis/6255278/

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abV4FdS0Kj8

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Announcing Repatriation Flights From Yemen

Message for U.S. Citizens – June 19, 2020

Location: Yemen and Saudi Arabia

Event: The Department of State has arranged with Yemeni and Saudi authorities to offer limited repatriation flights from Yemen through Saudi Arabia to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.

On June 28 and July 1, Yemenia flights will depart Aden (ADE) at 6:00 AM and arrive in Jeddah at 8:00 AM. Corresponding Saudia flights (number SV 35) will depart Jeddah (JED) at 12:30 PM and arrive at Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) at 6:50 PM the same days.

https://sa.usembassy.gov/announcing-repatriation-flights-from-yemen/

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#BringThemHome: CAIR Calls on State Department to Bring Home Americans and Legal Permanent Residents Stranded in Yemen without Flights Due to the COVID-19 Crisis

433 Yemeni Americans and LPRs (legal permanent residents) have contacted CAIR and CAIR Chapters nationwide because they are stranded in Yemen without flights due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The State Department is arranging for two flights on June 28 and July 1, departing from Aden, Yemen to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Washington-Dulles International Airport.

Many passports and travel documents of stranded Americans expired during the COVID-19 lockdown in Yemen and do not currently qualify under State Department ticketing guidelines to return home.

CAIR is calling on the U.S. government to immediately assist those Americans and LPRs stranded in Yemen without travel documents to ensure their safe return.

CAIR is urging all Americans and LPRs stranded in Yemen to email civilrights@cair.com or fill out a report from at www.cair.com/report

https://www.cair.com/press_releases/bringthemhome-cair-calls-on-state-department-to-bring-home-americans-and-legal-permanent-residents-stranded-in-yemen-without-flights-due-to-the-covid-19-crisis/

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Trump Rips up Decades-Old WMD Treaty in Order to Sell Drones to Saudi Arabia

The Missile Technology Control Regime is the latest in a list of longstanding international agreements that the Trump administration has withdrawn from, often to the benefit of Saudi Arabia and US arms dealers.

those in the know are deathly afraid. An example of this is an article in the U.S. foreign policy journal Foreign Affairs, co-written by the (American) ex-Deputy Secretary-General of NATO, Rose Gottemoeller, describing Trump’s recklessness as “a chilling sign of how dangerous the world has become.” Things have become so serious that Gottemoeller even portrayed Vladimir Putin as a man of peace and one of the only adults in the room, not something NATO leaders are often prone to do.

On the decision to sell drones to Saudi Arabia, Heidi Grant, the Pentagon’s Director of Defense Technology Security Administration, argued that the machines would help the Kingdom fight terrorism and help stop threats reaching the United States. However, others argue that Saudi Arabia is itself one of the leading terrorist states in the world.

In addition to pulling out of treaties, Trump has also threatened both Iran and North Korea with nuclear annihilation while also increasing its aggression in Latin America, supporting a successful coup in Bolivia and many unsuccessful ones against Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

“The novel coronavirus pandemic should serve as a powerful reminder of the fragility of the international system. This is exactly the wrong moment to undermine or weaken other key components of that system, especially in the nuclear realm,” Gottemoeller concluded. Trump, however, appears keen to greatly increase the scope for U.S. arms manufacturers, regardless of the cost to the rest of the world.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/trump-rips-up-decades-old-wmd-treaty-sell-drones-saudi-arabia/268562/

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Trump aims to sidestep another arms pact to sell more U.S. drones

The Trump administration plans to reinterpret a Cold War-era arms agreement between 34 nations with the goal of allowing U.S. defense contractors to sell more American-made drones to a wide array of nations, three defense industry executives and a U.S. official told Reuters.

The policy change, which has not been previously reported, could open up sales of armed U.S. drones to less stable governments such as Jordan and the United Arab Emirates that in the past have been forbidden from buying them under the 33-year-old Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), said the U.S. official

Reinterpreting the MTCR is part of a broader Trump administration effort to sell more weapons overseas. It has overhauled here a broad range of arms export regulations and removed the U.S. from international arms treaties including the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the Open Skies Treaty.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-arms-trump-exclusive/exclusive-trump-aims-to-sidestep-another-arms-pact-to-sell-more-u-s-drones-idUSKBN23J1HS

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Helping Yemen beat COVID-19 isn’t just good policy, it’s good politics

But with news that an urgent U.N. appeal for assistance to the war-torn country came out $1 billion short, including a suspension in assistance by USAID, and reports of rapidly increasing cases of the novel coronavirus in Yemen, health experts fear there may be a convergence of crises that completely overwhelm the country.

U.S. lawmakers must take immediate action to restore congressionally appropriated funds to Yemen, particularly considering the acute need and the role the U.S. had in weakening Yemen’s healthcare infrastructure.

The suspension of USAID funding comes at a fragile time for Yemen, occurring alongside a 50 percent cut in aid to most of the country by the World Food Program, the reduction or closing of three quarters of all major United Nations aid programs, and a rollback of World Health Organization programming.

USAID has cited Houthi obstruction as the main reason for suspending assistance to North Yemen. While Houthi obstruction to principled humanitarian assistance is indeed unacceptable, a blanket suspension of aid is too. Many international donors and aid agencies have successfully pushed back against Houthi obstruction.

U.S. support for Saudi-coalition airstrikes has systematically destroyed much of Yemen’s healthcare system.

To add insult to injury, the Trump administration announced last week that it’s moving ahead with the sale of an additional $478 million in new precision-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia, and new co-production licenses for Raytheon to expand its manufacturing in the Kingdom.

If that’s not enough to change course, helping Yemen is just good politics. According to new polling by Morning Consult, 80 percent of Americans believe that international assistance to countries with “weaker heath systems to help fight this pandemic are investments that make America safer” and 79 percent “supported additional funding for the State Department, the USAID, and other agencies to fight the coronavirus globally, to limit its spread to the United States.”

Congress must take action immediately to block new weapons to Saudi Arabia, obtain a veto-proof majority to end military support for the war on Yemen, and restore congressionally appropriated funds to Yemen before it’s too late.

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2020/06/17/helping-yemen-beat-covid-19-isnt-just-good-policy-its-good-politics/

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Photos: @USMC #Marines & @USNavy #Sailors with @26MEU from @camp_lejeune transit the Bab Al-Mandeb Strait while deployed to @US5thFleet, @CENTCOM area of operations.

https://twitter.com/iimefmarines/status/1271474360914755585

cp9a USA-Iran Krise: Spannungen am Golf / US-Iran crisis: Tensions at the Gulf

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China, Russia See US ’Bullying’ As IAEA Adopts Anti-Iran Resolution

China and Russia have rebuked the International Atomic Energy Agency for giving in to US "bullying" as the IAEA's board of governor on Friday passed a resolution critical of Iran for the first time since 2012.

The resolution, submitted by France, Britain and Germany, comes at a time when the United States is working to to extend an arms embargo against Iran.

Diplomats attending the Friday meeting in Vienna were cited as saying that the resolution called on Iran to allow access to two former sites mentioned in two IAEA reports.

Iranian officials have said Tehran has responded to all outstanding questions about its nuclear activities and the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed it. The new questions, they say, have been raised based on information fabricated by Israel.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Monday regretted that the IAEA has chosen to ignore Tehran's long history of cooperation, warning that a new resolution "would somehow complicate Iran’s cooperation with the agency”.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13546

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Iran ‘categorically’ deplores IAEA resolution, vows ‘appropriate action’

Iran has deplored the latest resolution passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying the Islamic Republic would take “appropriate action” where the sponsors of the move would stand responsible for any "repercussions."

“Adoption of this resolution will neither encourage Iran to grant access to the Agency based on fabricated and unfounded allegations, nor will it force Iran to come down from its principal positions," Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran’s permanent representative to Vienna-based international organizations, said in a statement on Friday, Press TV reported.

https://parstoday.com/en/news/iran-i122769-iran_categorically%E2%80%99_deplores_iaea_resolution_vows_appropriate_action%E2%80%99

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Zarif advises E3 not to be accessory for JCPOA enemies

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message urged IAEA Board of Governors not to let JCPOA enemies endanger Iran's interests saying E3 should not be their accessory.

"BoG should not allow JCPOA enemies to jeopardize Iran's supreme interests," Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.

"E3 should not be an accessory, after failing own JCPOA duties," he added.

"We've nothing to hide. More inspections in Iran over last 5 yrs than in IAEA history," he noted.

"An agreeable solution is possible, but Res will ruin it," Zarif reiterated.

https://en.irna.ir/news/83826137/Zarif-advises-E3-not-to-be-accessory-for-JCPOA-enemies

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Germany, France, UK press Iran to provide atomic site access

The board of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency on Friday adopted a resolution calling for Iran to provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material, the Russian representative said.

Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, said on Twitter that his country and China had voted against the resolution that Germany, France and Britain proposed at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency board

“We believe that the resolution can be counterproductive,” Ulyanov said, while also “stressing the need for Tehran and IAEA to settle this problem without delay.”

https://apnews.com/39f86085e19971d8d717a216fb9f9b55

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Iran weist IAEA-Forderung zurück und droht mit Konsequenzen

Der Iran hat die Forderung der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde (IAEA/IAEO) nach Zugang zu zwei Standorten zurückgewiesen und seinerseits mit Konsequenzen gedroht. „Falls die IAEA diesen Trend fortsetzen sollte, könnte es zu Problemen bezüglich der bilateralen Zusammenarbeit führen“, sagte Außenamtssprecher Abbas Moussawi am Dienstag nach Angaben der Nachrichtenagentur ISNA.

https://www.tt.com/artikel/17053242/iran-weist-iaea-forderung-zurueck-und-droht-mit-konsequenzen

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Iran Not to Allow IAEA Inspection Based on Enemey Allegations: Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency made it clear that the country would not open its territory to nuclear inspections only based on continuous allegations provided by its own enemy, even if it is evident that inspections will debunk those allegations.

Iran's permanent representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna, Kazem Gharibabadi, delivered a speech before the IAEA Board of Governors on a recent report of the IAEA Director General.

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2020/06/18/2288724/iran-not-to-allow-iaea-inspection-based-on-enemey-allegations-envoy

(A K P)

4 rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone in challenge to Iraqi PM

Four rockets exploded inside Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone near the American embassy, Iraq’s military said Thursday, in the third such attack since the U.S. embarked on strategic talks with Iraq’s new government.

It wasn’t immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, which caused no casualties or damage, but the U.S. has blamed Iran-backed militia groups for a recent quick succession of rocket attacks targeting the American presence in Iraq.

https://apnews.com/d62a3d07c4a2a109593423c41632f5ce

(A K P)

State media: Iran test fires cruise missile in naval drill

Iran test fired cruise missiles in a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and northern Indian Ocean, state media reported Thursday.

The report by the official IRNA news agency said the missiles destroyed targets at a distance of 280 kilometers (170 miles). It said the tests came during a naval drill by Iran’s navy in the Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean.

https://apnews.com/231f372290ab5150bc631aab4e249452

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Iran Prepares to Challenge US Threats by Sending More Oil to Venezuela

Iran is preparing to deliver more oil to Venezuela, despite threats from the United States about more sanctions, the Reuters News Agency reported.

“Iran may send two or three shipments per month in regular sales of gasoline to Venezuela,” noting that it is a clear challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/iran-prepares-to-challenge-us-threats-by-sending-more-oil-to-venezuela/

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

Siehe / Look at cp13a

(A P)

Envoy denies answering query on UK role in Yemen war

UK ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire has not responded to a question about London's role in the escalation of the tension in Yemen and the crimes committed by Saudi Arabia in the country.

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/159987/Envoy-denies-answering-query-on-UK-role-in-Yemen-war

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UK calls for drastic action in Yemen as coronavirus infections reach one million

UK Minister for the Middle East expresses deep concern at rapidly rising number of coronavirus infections in Yemen amid ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis.

The UK Minister for the Middle East, James Cleverly MP, has expressed his deep concern at the rapidly rising number of coronavirus infections in Yemen amid an ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis.

Infections may have already reached one million, according to UK aid-funded research by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine which projects a worst-case scenario of up to 85,000 deaths.

During a ‘virtual visit’, involving calls with senior figures from the Yemeni authorities and the UN, Mr Cleverly set out how the UK is supporting the coronavirus response in Yemen and called for drastic action to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-calls-for-drastic-action-in-yemen-as-coronavirus-infections-reach-one-million

Comment: Just shameless, obscene levels of propaganda now from the govt, almost beyond belief as RAF/BAE continue to facilitate Saudi air strikes in Yemen. If Russia were doing what UK is @JamesCleverly and co would be calling for war crimes investigations for the ministers responsible.

https://twitter.com/markcurtis30/status/1273933688645050374

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

Siehe / Look at cp13a

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Flüchtlinge lösen Polizeieinsatz aus

Ein Lückendorfer hat verdächtige Personen beobachtet, die über die Grenze kamen. Was dann folgte, war eine große Suchaktion im Zittauer Gebirge.

https://www.saechsische.de/fluechtlinge-loesen-polizeieinsatz-aus-5215485.html

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

Siehe / Look at cp1 (Turkey, UAE)

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Unbelievable! The UAE is so proud of its efforts to normalize ties with Israel that its embassy in Washington, D.C. is paying to boost Facebook ads about them. (image)

https://twitter.com/jncatron/status/1274452012386615296

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UAE minister: Region's dangers demand 'activist' stance

The hard realities of the modern Middle East requires a more “activist” foreign policy approach to contain hostile forces, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash said Wednesday as he laid out why his small nation has played an outsized role in conflicts in Libya and Yemen and why the UAE intends to be a regional force.

In a wide-ranging online forum hosted by the Middle East Institute, Mr. Gargash mounted a vehement defense of the UAE’s new interventionist outlook, arguing that it’s driven by growing chaos in the theater and by other actors — including Iran and Turkey — who he said appear bent on expanding both their influence and their territory.

He also called for a new international pact with Iran to replace the Obama-era multinational nuclear deal, warned that Turkey’s adventurism could destabilize the region, and said Israel’s possible imminent annexation of lands in the West Bank and Jordan Valley would be a major setback for the peace process.

“The UAE is not activist because it chooses to be an activist state,” he said. “It is an activist state because the world is changing around us, because the fundamentals that the international system depended on 30 years ago, 20 years ago, are no longer as stable as they were.”

Right now, Mr. Gargash said there are fewer than 100 UAE soldiers still on the ground in Yemen. He called on all stakeholders — the anti-Saudi Houthi rebels, the Yemeni government, and others — to adopt a Saudi-backed cease-fire plan.

The UAE is playing a leading and controversial role in Libya, partnering with Egypt in aggressively backing Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s insurgent Libyan National Army (LNA) in its fight against the U.N.-recognized government in Tripoli.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/17/uae-minister-anwar-gargash-regions-dangers-demand-/

My comment: Nice how his pro-UAE propaganda paints his country’s interventionist, aggressive policy as a force of order, while it’s sewing chaos and destruction. Apart from Libya and Yemen, he forgot to mention the Horn of Africa.

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from Dec. 2015: UAE's Regional Wars

The Arab Spring was a turning point for the future of many nations in the region. Among other things, it has set a question of legitimacy for the Gulf monarchs and threatened their autocratic rulers. Although the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was considered one of the vulnerable states, its rentier status involving a social contract between the rulers and the ruled gave their emirs a sort of legitimacy as leaders.

Abu Dhabi’s emirs chose to confront the menace by pushing to a “counter-revolution” policy interfering in the internal affairs of other states. Its wealthy status as an oil producer and exporter country, and its presence in the GCC, in addition to its alliance with USA gave the small emirate leverage to advance its foreign policy by interfering in the Libyan war, showing its muscles in the Yemeni war and maintaining its strategic alliance with Egypt. Besides its counter-revolution policy fearing the emergence of ”political Islam” to power,

the Emirate faces a continuing challenge in its foreign policy represented by Iran's occupation of three UAE islands in the Arabian Gulf: Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs and the increasing regional threat posed by this Shiite state.

https://www.academia.edu/22880441/UAEs_Regional_Wars

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Bahrain Upholds Death Sentences for Two Political Dissidents

Amnesty International roundly condemned Bahrain for upholding death sentences against two political dissidents, describing the move as a violation of the right to life besides the ultimate inhuman and degrading punishment.

https://iqna.ir/en/news/3471730/bahrain-upholds-death-sentences-for-two-political-dissidents-%C2%A0%C2%A0

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TURKEY IS INCREASING ITS INVOLVEMENT IN CONFLICT IN YEMEN: REPORTS

There have been several reports over the last month claiming that after initially supporting the Saudi-led campaign against Yemen and subsequently distancing itself from the campaign and arguing in favour of negotiations to find a political solution, Turkey has been surreptitiously increasing its involvement in the conflict in Yemen, largely through ‘soft power’ projection.

Although most analysts agree that a large-scale intervention in Yemen is beyond Turkey’s capabilities, both due to Turkey’s already heavy military commitments in Syria and Libya and the controversy caused by Turkey’s attempt to assert control over large areas of the eastern Mediterranean claimed by other States, as well as to the logistical barriers to delivering supplies to Yemen, there is increasing concern that Turkey is attempting to influence developments in Yemen for its own benefit.

The increasing attention being paid to the possibility of significant Turkish intervention in the conflict in Yemen follows the dramatic battlefield successes of the GNA due to the massive support provided by Turkey after concluding an agreement granting Turkey expansive resource rights in the eastern Mediterranean, raising questions as to whether Turkey might be considering expanding its involvement in Yemen, either as part of the ‘proxy war’ against the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in particular or in order to gain control over infrastructure and/ or resources in the geo-strategically vital area.

The rivalry intensified considerably after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar and attempted to impose a blockade on the country in 2017, in response to which Turkey provided critical support and supplies to Qatar to enable it to withstand the pressure.

https://southfront.org/turkey-is-increasing-its-involvement-in-conflict-yemen-reports/

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Turkey accuses UAE of “fomenting sedition” across Middle East

Relations between Ankara and Abu Dhabi are souring as strategic interests clash

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has accused the UAE of “working to divide Yemen and foment sedition in other countries,” stressing his country’s rejection of these policies altogether.

The minister told Al-Jazeera that the UAE is trying to stir up strife and chaos in African countries and seeks to divide Yemen.

The Turkish minister’s remarks came at a time when politicians and Yemeni media loyal to the Islah Party (Yemeni Branch of the Muslim Brotherhood), which is an ideological and political ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have called on Turkey to intervene in Yemen.

https://www.uprising.today/turkey-accuses-uae-of-fomenting-sedition-across-middle-east/

and

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Turkey steps up support for Brotherhood in Yemen

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is interfering in Yemen, amid reports that warn against the dangers Turkish presence in Yemen poses to Arab security.
Erdogan tries to control the Red Sea by gaining a foothold in Yemen.
Turkey has been introducing growing support to the Muslim Brotherhood's Islah party in Yemen. Islah now openly receives Turkish support.
According to media reports, Turkey is stepping up the smuggling of arms into Yemen. Turkish intelligence personnel also keep arriving in the war-torn state to give training to Muslim Brotherhood militants.
Muslim Brotherhood channels broadcast from Turkey are also voicing out support to the branch of the Islamist movement in Yemen.
Turkey is especially present in areas controlled by Islah party, especially through the Humanitarian Relief Foundation, widely known as IHH.
Humanitarian support is turning into a cloak for military and intelligence support. Turkish humanitarian organizations bankroll the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen under the guise of humanitarian support. Turkey does the same thing in other countries, including Iraq, Syria, Libya and Somalia.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23334

My comment: As claimed by southern separatists. There is a lot of propaganda claims in such stories, and it remains very difficult to differ propaganda from facts. Siehe / Look at cp1.

and US ex-ambassador Feierstein: Fabricating a “Turkish threat” is a dangerous ploy. The UAE needs to answer if it is using agit-prop to justify seizing Socotra and undermining Yemeni sovereignty on the island. Is Saudi Arabia complicit?

https://twitter.com/j_feierstein/status/1274100607561891844

cp12b Sudan

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Sudan says talks on Ethiopia’s Nile dam fail to produce deal

The latest round of talks between three key Nile basin countries have failed to resolve a contentious dispute over construction of a giant $4.6 billion hydroelectric dam in Ethiopia, Sudan’s irrigation minister said.

The yearslong dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile pits Ethiopia’s desire to become a major power exporter and pull millions out of poverty against Egypt’s concern that the dam will curtail its critical share of the river if filled too quickly.

https://apnews.com/6c445e7b365684f4b5269df3408bb364

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

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UMSATZ DES WELTWEITEN WAFFENHANDELS 90-MAL GRÖSSER ALS FINANZHILFEN FÜR FLÜCHTLINGSKRISEN

Anlässlich des Weltflüchtlingstags am 20. Juni warnt die Hilfsorganisation CARE vor einem drastischen Rückgang der Finanzhilfen für die Versorgung von Geflüchteten weltweit. Für 2020 hatten die Vereinten Nationen einen Bedarf von 9,7 Milliarden Euro ermittelt. Davon sind bisher nur rund eine Milliarde Euro für die humanitäre Hilfe zugesagt – ein absoluter Negativrekord. Diese Summe entspricht im Vergleich nach Datenlage des Stockholmer Friedensforschungsinstitut SIPRI, lediglich 1,12 Prozent dessen, was weltweit jährlich mit Waffenhandel umgesetzt wird, diese Zahl liegt bei rund 89 Milliarden Euro.

https://www.care.de/aktuelle-meldung/meldung/News/detail/umsatz-des-internationalen-waffenhandels-90-mal-groesser-als-finanzhilfen-fuer-fluechtlingskrisen

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Das Töten im Jemen geht weiter – und Deutschland liefert Waffen

Aus dem gestern erschienenen Rüstungsexportbericht 2019 geht hervor, dass die Bundesregierung im vergangenen Jahr mit Rüstungsgütern im Wert von über 8 Milliarden an 131 Länder so viel genehmigte wie seit mindestens 25 Jahren nicht mehr. Über 1,2 Milliarden gingen dabei allein an die acht Länder der Anti-Jemen-Koalition.

Aus den aktuellen Zahlen geht hervor, dass Berlin auch 2019 wieder an alle acht Länder der Anti-Jemen-Koalition Waffensysteme verkauft hat – in eklatanter Verletzung der selbstauferlegten GroKo-Vorgaben: des berühmt-berüchtigten Satzes im Koalitionsvertrag, „keine Ausfuhren an Länder [zu] genehmigen, solange diese unmittelbar am Jemenkrieg beteiligt sind“. So wurden an die acht Länder (Ägypten, Bahrain, Jordanien, Kuwait, Marokko, Saudi-Arabien, Sudan, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate) 2019 insgesamt Rüstungsverkäufe im Wert von 1,24 Milliarden Euro genehmigt. Im Vorjahr 2018 wurden Rüstungsgüter „lediglich“ in Höhe von 605 Millionen Euro verkauft – 2019 hat Berlin diesen Wert mehr als verdoppelt.

Spitzenreiter ist mit 802 Millionen Euro Ägypten, das unter anderem Flugkörper und Raketenteile erhielt und auch insgesamt die Gruppe aller Entwicklungsländer anführt.

Und auch 2020 gab es bereits wieder die ersten bestätigten Rüstungsverkäufe an die Koalition, wie aus der Antwort des BMWi auf eine Anfrage der Linken-Politikerin Sevim Dağdelen vom April hervorgeht. Demnach wurden allein im ersten Quartal 2020 Exporte im Wert von über 290 Millionen Euro an Ägypten genehmigt, dessen Marine sich auf ein neues S43-U-Boot mit acht Torpedorohren von ThyssenKrupp freuen darf.

Nicht minder problematisch sind neue Genehmigungen für Munition von Rheinmetall im Wert von 179 Millionen Euro nach Katar, das bis 2017 Teil der Anti-Jemen-Koalition war.

In den fünf Jahren des Jemenkriegs genehmigte die Bundesregierung insgesamt Rüstungsexporte an die acht Koalitionäre in Höhe von über 6,4 Milliarden Euro.

https://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=62134

und

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Rüstungsexporte auf Rekordniveau

Zu den Hauptempfängern deutschen Kriegsgeräts gehörten auch im vergangenen Jahr Staaten, in denen das Militär faktisch an der Macht ist und nicht selten mit brutaler Gewalt gegen Regierungsgegner vorgeht. Nummer zwei auf der Liste der bedeutendsten Bestimmungsländer war mit Genehmigungen im Wert von fast 850 Millionen Euro Algerien. In dem Land stellen mehrere deutsche Konzerne, darunter Rheinmetall und Daimler, Militärfahrzeuge her (german-foreign-policy.com berichtete [1]). Dort kommt es seit vergangenem Jahr zu Massenprotesten gegen die de facto herrschenden Militärs, bei denen zahlreiche Regierungsgegner verletzt und festgenommen wurden. Nummer drei auf der deutschen Exportliste ist mit Ägypten ein Land, dessen Präsident - Feldmarschall Abd al Fattah al Sisi - aus der Führungsebene der Streitkräfte kommt; mit ihm arbeitet die Bundesregierung seit Jahren eng zusammen. Dem steht nicht entgegen, dass Ägyptens Militärs sich im Juli 2013 blutig an die Macht geputscht haben; bei Protesten gegen den Putsch kamen mindestens 1.000, womöglich mehr als 3.000 Menschen ums Leben. Kairo geht zudem bis heute mit brutaler Repression gegen jegliche Opposition vor; das Schicksal von mehr als 1.500 Menschen, die allein zwischen Juli 2013 und August 2018 aus staatlichem Gewahrsam verschwanden, ist bis heute unbekannt.[2] Die Bundesregierung genehmigte Ägypten vergangenes Jahr die Lieferung von Rüstungsgütern im Wert von mehr als 800 Millionen Euro, darunter etwa Feuerleiteinrichtungen und Teile für Raketen.

https://www.german-foreign-policy.com/news/detail/8309/

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Exclusive: British government breaks inspection rules at Scottish missile factory supplying Saudi air war in Yemen – its fourth breach

A bomb factory in Scotland providing missile parts for Saudi Arabia’s air force has not been checked in over three years, missing the UK government’s own inspection deadlines. Weaponry produced by Raytheon in Glenrothes is linked to war crimes in Yemen.

The British government has failed to meet its official criteria for conducting “regular and thorough inspections” of arms facilities every three years at a highly controversial bomb factory in Scotland, Declassified and The Ferret have found.

It follows revelations of missed inspections at a fighter jet factory in England, raising concerns about systemic failings by government weapon inspectors who have now admitted to four separate lapses across Britain.

US arms giant Raytheon’s missile factory in Glenrothes in eastern Scotland has not been inspected since November 2016. The site makes parts for the company’s Paveway IV missiles supplied to Saudi Arabia, which human rights groups believe are directly linked to war crimes in Yemen.

Inspections are a safeguard designed to ensure British-based arms exporters abide by government regulations, but their lack of frequency undermines repeated claims by ministers that the UK operates “one of the most robust export control processes in the world”.

The full scale of missed inspections remains unclear because trade minister Ranil Jayawardena told Parliament that identifying all lapses would involve a “disproportionate cost” to manually review all of his department’s records. He also refused to tell MPs the outcome of the inspections that have been done, claiming the results were “commercially sensitive”.

However, when asked specifically about eight of Britain’s most controversial weapons factories – all connected to Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen – Jayawardena admitted that half of them had not been visited by inspectors for more than three years, in breach of his department’s own rules.

One site, run by Raytheon, has not been inspected in nearly five years – almost the entirety of the Yemen conflict. Raytheon’s UK operation is chaired by Conservative peer Lord Strathcylde.

Andrew Smith, spokesman for Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), said: “These sites have been crucial in terms of producing arms for the Saudi-led bombing campaign. The fact that the government appears to be failing in its own obligations raises serious questions about the scrutiny being applied and the cosy and compromising relationship between arms companies and government.”

Smith added: “This does not look like a case of one mistake, it looks like a systematic failure. Why has this kept happening, and, just as importantly, what is being done to ensure that it never does again?”

Merchants of death

Typhoon fighter jet factories run by BAE Systems, Britain’s largest arms corporation, at Warton and Samlesbury in Lancashire, northwest England, have not been checked by government inspectors since April 2017.

Saudi Arabia has used its fleet of 72 Typhoons, many of which were made at these BAE factories, to repeatedly conduct airstrikes in Yemen throughout the last five years.

These strikes have continued during the coronavirus pandemic. A Covid-19 quarantine centre was bombed by the Saudi-led coalition in April and a school was hit in May, according to the Yemen Data Project.

Inspectors last visited Raytheon’s Paveway missile factories in Glenrothes, Fife, on 23 November 2016 and in Harlow, Essex, on 5 November 2015 – breaking the three-year minimum inspection guidelines – by Phil Miller and Billy Briggs

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-06-18-exclusive-british-government-breaks-inspection-rules-at-scottish-missile-factory-supplying-saudi-air-war-in-yemen-its-fourth-breach/ = https://theferret.scot/uk-government-inspections-raytheon-bomb-factory/

and, shorter: https://www.rt.com/uk/492232-uk-arms-factories-inspections/

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200618-uk-broke-inspection-rules-at-scottish-bomb-factory-supplying-saudi/

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

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Dar Al-Hajar is one of the historical buildings in #Yemen and it is located in Sana'a. It was built during the eighteenth century. This is one of @Bassam_photo's work in aerial photography and some internal shots for the "Idea" company. I hope you like it. Very good job Bassam

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1273150712420225025

referring to film: https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1273150712420225025

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

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Pro-aggression Government Continues to Destroy Economy, Print New Amounts of Currency

Despite warnings of what could cause the printing of more currency to the collapsed Yemeni economy, due to the low Yemeni exchange rate against foreign currencies, the pro-aggression government continues to print more of the Yemeni currency without covering and flooding the market with it.

Russia has started printing new banknotes for the pro-aggression government, according to a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, announced today, which confirmed that the printing of the currency comes under the contract signed with the Hadi government in 2017.

Economic experts have warned against the measures taken by the pro-aggression government, printing them for more currency and pumping them into the local market, which could cause devastating effects on the Yemeni economy and the decline of the Yemeni Riyal to its lowest levels.

According to observers, printing new amounts of the national currency will double the economic hardship in Yemen, which was caused by the pro-aggression government by printing more than two trillion Yemeni Riyals during the past years without cover, which brought the price of the dollar to more than 700 Yemeni Riyals compared to 370 in 2015.

It is noteworthy that the American Ambassador Matthew Tueller threatened the Sana'a delegation during the Kuwaiti consultations in 2016 to take punitive economic measures that would "make the Yemeni Riyal not equal to the ink on which it was written," to start from then on the systematic targeting of the Yemeni currency in the context of the economic war waged by the coalition on Yemen.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13538

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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Yemen remains front line against terror

A troubling video recently released by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula depicts a large crowd of militants in Yemen — including al-Qaida’s second in command, Nasir al-Wuhayshi — chanting and firing rifles into the air, ostensibly unprotected and unafraid.

“We must eliminate the cross,” Wuhayshi said, adding, “the bearer of the cross is America.”

Open demonstrations of force like this are “atypical,” according to one U.S. intelligence official.

It’s a rare, disconcerting reminder that al-Qaida remains virulent and strong — especially in Yemen. This is one of many reasons why the American drone campaign in Yemen is necessary.

https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article345537.html

My comment: Concluding that the US is the policeman of the world is simply odd.

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Audio: In Jemen setzt die Terrororganisation Al-Qaida auf Poesie

Im Jemenkrieg spielt auch Al-Qaida eine Rolle. Besonders am Anfang gelangen dem Terrornetzwerk spektakuläre Erfolge. Al Qaida kontrollierte mit einem harten Kern eine Zeitlang ein Gebiet mit mehr als fünf Millionen Menschen. Wie schaffen das die Jihadisten?

https://www.srf.ch/play/radio/popupaudioplayer?id=33337d59-05ed-4dc4-85ce-decac1efbca3

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Why are #ISIS & #alQaeda at war in #Yemen? That's easy, says ISIS: Because #AQAP is riddled with Crusader agents who reward those who fight ISIS, whilst arranging for those who don't to be droned or executed Page 3 of this week's ISIS bulletin is a masterclass in spin..

#ISIS *claims*: Crusader spies who have risen to leadership roles in #AQAP have made enthusiasm for fighting ISIS the top measure of loyalty to AQ. This is not just in #Yemen. It also applies to AQ groups in #Africa. It's how #Droukdel was lured to his death in #Mali recently

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1274034745769410565

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Al-Malahim Electronic Army launches a website. Al-Malahim is the media wing for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula #AQAP

https://twitter.com/BashaReport/status/1273350813969154048

and also https://twitter.com/BashaReport/status/1273363428195827714

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Islamic State may be going soft on Saudi Arabia

The Islamic State's newly anointed spokesman, Abu Hamza al-Qurayshi, issued a statement last month that took terrorist-watchers by surprise.

For the first time, the world's leading terrorist group singled out Qatar. Qurayshi attacked Qatar's role in the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, blasted Qatar for hosting a U.S. air base, torched its support for Muslim Brotherhood-backed groups fighting IS in Syria and denounced alleged transfers of billions of dollars to Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

But what Qurayshi did not say struck many as more noteworthy than what he did say. According to veteran IS watcher and counterterrorism expert Hassan Hassan: "This is the first, or at least one of the rarest, statement from the top leaders not to mention Saudi Arabia. It always comes up, even if briefly, as a key messaging by the group."

What are we to make, therefore, of this curious statement that so dramatically departs from the norm?

Only time will tell, but there are a number of reasons to think that IS -- for the moment at least -- could be going soft on Saudi Arabia.

IS is resurgent. Having absorbed the dismantling of its caliphate and the assassination in Syria of its senior leadership, the group has re-mobilized and resumed its deadly attacks in the region and worldwide

The new and improved IS has good reason to go soft on Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and its ally, the United Arab Emirates, are working with IS's comrades in arms, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, to fight Yemen's Houthis. IS views with sympathy Saudi Arabia's harsh suppression of the kingdom's Shia population. And Saudi Arabia has every reason in the world to encourage IS to set its sights elsewhere: It is an opportune tactical move to deflect attention away from the brutal crackdown on dissent in the kingdom, as well as to shield itself (at least temporarily) from terrorist attack. Moreover, piling on the pressure against Qatar serves Saudi Arabia's interests in its three-year dispute with its neighbor to the east.

IS is resurgent. Having absorbed the dismantling of its caliphate and the assassination in Syria of its senior leadership, the group has re-mobilized and resumed its deadly attacks in the region and worldwide

The new and improved IS has good reason to go soft on Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and its ally, the United Arab Emirates, are working with IS's comrades in arms, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, to fight Yemen's Houthis. IS views with sympathy Saudi Arabia's harsh suppression of the kingdom's Shia population. And Saudi Arabia has every reason in the world to encourage IS to set its sights elsewhere: It is an opportune tactical move to deflect attention away from the brutal crackdown on dissent in the kingdom, as well as to shield itself (at least temporarily) from terrorist attack. Moreover, piling on the pressure against Qatar serves Saudi Arabia's interests in its three-year dispute with its neighbor to the east – by Ali AlAhmed

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2020/06/18/Islamic-State-may-be-going-soft-on-Saudi-Arabia/7661592481565/

cp15 Propaganda

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Media bias without limits: Houthi war invisible, Houthi claim big story

There is nothing you can prove in the Yemeni war more than the bias of non-Arab media than the bias in favor of the Shia terror militia fighting to install a theocratic reign over all Yemen.

I have published like dozens of stories on the matter. Let's look at the latest.

Houthis have been violating an Arab Coalition and Yemeni government truce unilaterally in effect since April: Attacking government cities of Marib and Taiz and killing civilians in cold blood. And finally on Monday the organization launched a new large-scale offensive against Marib and Beidha enlisting 2500 fighters, tanks and armored vehicle with the declared aim of controlling the remaining Yemeni territories under the government's control. But all of this was not invisible to the non-Arab media covering Yemen and hence garnered no coverage

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40334

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Houthi offensive strategy: Endless attempts, countless fighters

The Houthi militia's long-term warfare strategy depends on two key tactics. The first is endless attempts.

The terrorist Shiite theocratic militia is fighting tirelessly since March 2015 to expand and take Marib as well as other territories under the government's control. They have been launching incursion attempts on Marib on almost a bimonthly or less basis for the past six years. It is expected they will maintain the continual attempts of incursion open-endedly. The last attempt was conducted in March and was successfully repelled by the army. The current one was launched – despite a unilateral cessation of offensives on the government's side since 9th April - on Monday.

Besides endless incursion attempts, the militia's warfare strategy depends on the tactic of countless fighters in each battle.

By this the militia make most sacrifices from the resource they have in abundance. Impoverished families in the population centers they control are both desperate for income and too afraid to resist Houthi recruitment campaigns

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40338

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US Central Command Says Saudi Arabia Credibly Seeking End to Yemen Conflict

Commander of the United States Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie said that Saudi Arabia was honestly seeking to resolve the conflict in Yemen according to declared agreements.

Unfortunately, a third party in these negotiations – Iran – does not want an end to this war, he said in remarks to the Middle East Institute and tweeted on the CENTCOM’s official Arabic page.

He said he believed Riyadh was ready to negotiate and that it has good intentions to resolve the crisis.

https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2344481/us-central-command-says-saudi-arabia-credibly-seeking-end-yemen-conflict

and also https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40335

My comment: LOL. How stupid is this?? The US is a warring party in Yemen and ally of Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Press: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Leads Peaceful Solution, in Yemen

Saudi newspapers highlighted in their editorials today a number of issues, at local, regional, and international arenas.
Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported in its editorial that since many years ago, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has strongly supported peace-making efforts, in Yemen, along with providing unremitting support for UN efforts, in order to reach a peaceful solution to the crisis there.
The paper added that in many occasions, Saudi Arabia emphasized its supports for political solutions between the Yemeni parties, if the Houthi revolutionaries show their goodwill and seriousness, in achieving peace.
The paper concluded that Riyadh Agreement, which was sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, last year, is the basis for any peaceful solution to the Yemeni crisis.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2099814

My comment: LOL.

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Does the "Turkish-Iranian Alliance" in Yemen inherit the "Saudi-Emirati Alliance"?

The most that serves the Houthis in these circumstances is not the accumulation and the growing power of the Houthis and the tools of pressure, influence and control that are in their hands, but the accumulation and the growing weakness, impotence, failure and corruption of the parties that have eroded the legitimacy and changed its content away from the goal of restoring legitimacy and governance, the capital and the state and ending the Houthi coup

Why did the Brotherhood, as well as the rest of the powers, give up the idea and choice of stirring up popular anger and fueling the internal revolt against the Houthis?

The answer to these kinds of direct questions can be indirectly sought on the fronts and news of battles and war.

The war, which lost its momentum from an early time towards Sana'a and the goals of return and liberation, and entered into a series of successive setbacks.

We are facing direct and clear scenarios. All the episodes of severe drift in war and conflict from the central and main goals and diverting the path of military intervention of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen towards alternative battlefields and arenas and conflict that are very far from the first goal and liberating Sanaa, regaining legitimacy, ending Iranian influence in the capital, and in the North of country.

It is regrettable and pessimistic: that the effectiveness of the coalition is eroding, while continuing to ignore all data, and continues to rely on the same tools and options for failure and the massive exhaustion of the war and its efforts and inputs over a period of six years.

On the horizon of the conflict, there are no signs that things are going for the better. And the worst thing that could happen - and nothing that seems to be working to prevent it - is that Saudi interference and the Saudi alliance will gradually decrease more and more.

https://www.newsyemen.net/new/57364

(A P)

More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2100130

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2100106

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2100087

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2100072

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2099896

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2099845

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2099836

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23320

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

(* B K pH)

Telecommunications Sector, Five Years of Mass Destruction by US-Saudi Aggression

Since the Saudi-led aggression declared war on Yemen, on the 26th of March 2015, the telecommunications sector has been directly targeted systematically. The aggression targeted stations, towers and the central switches. The last of which was the telecommunications networks in the districts of Bani Sarim and Dhibin during the past two days.
From March 26, 2015 to June 20, 2020, the aggression launched 2412 raids on 1031 sites and facilities belonging to the telecommunications sector, destroying 669 facilities, including 1647 stations, 245 towers, in addition to partially destroying 362 facilities of which 79 are facilities and service offices, and 46 central facilities.
The US-Saudi aggression was not satisfied with destroying and bombing facilities and stations, it rather has paralyzed the service in the provinces under the Salvation Government through establishing a telecommunications company in Aden and establishing an Emirati telecommunications networks in Socotra Island.
The telecommunications sector is one of the sectors most affected by the military aggression

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13564

(* B K)

Sanaa shakes as Yemeni capital struck by heaviest air strikes in years

Residents of Yemeni capital left 'terrified' after air strikes shatter period of relative calm

It was around 6:45am (03.45 GMT) on Tuesday morning when Hussein al-Samie’s son began crying, woken by an earth-shattering air strike that targeted al-Nahdain Mountain in the middle of Sanaa.

Tuesday’s raid shook Samie’s house to its core, and with no experience of blasts this heavy and this close, Shadi’s nerves have been frayed as well.

“There were fiercer air strikes in 2015, but we adapted to the bombing then,” Samie told Middle East Eye. “It has been a long time since such air strikes targeted Sanaa, so not only children but even adults were terrified.”

Coalition warplanes have been hovering over Sanaa and other provinces almost constantly since Monday morning, and have targeted several areas around the capital such as al-Nahdain Mountain, Attan Mountain and the Aviation College.

“Warplanes are hovering over us most of the day and night, and we hear bombings here and there. This terrorises civilians, including me,” Sanaa resident Saeed al-Zubairi, 48, told MEE.

“This isn’t the first time that Sanaa has seen air strikes shake its houses, but it came after a glimmer of hope for peace was opened.”

For Zubairi and other Sanaa residents, the reasons why the coalition has begun heavily striking the city remain a mystery.

“I need to know why those air strikes are targeting Sanaa. The battles are so far from the city, so why should we suffer under these strikes?” he asked.

“The Saudis’ pretext is there are weapon stores in Sanaa, but I don’t think the Houthis are stupid enough to hide the weapons in a residential city.”

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/sanaa-shakes-yemeni-capital-struck-heaviest-air-strikes-years

(A K pH)

Six Saudi aggression airstrikes target Marib

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100260.htm

(A K pH)

20 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Radman district in Bayda

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100266.htm

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Friday, June 19th, 2020

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13551

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression Launches Series of Raids on Different Governorates

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13552

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression Targets Telecommunications Network by Two Raids in Amran

US-Saudi aerial aggression targeted the telecommunications network Friday by two raids in Bani Sarim District of Amran.

The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology Thursday condemned the heinous crime that was committed by the aggression against civil communications facilities. The ministry said in a statement that the aerial aggression targeted the network, stations and communication towers in Bani Sureim district, of Amran governorate, and in Hamadan district of Sana'a governorate.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13548

Photos: https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1274049385488420865

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOSjf8BMaQU

(A K pH)

Saudi-led aggression warplanes destroy Hamdan telecommunication network in Sanaa

The US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes destroyed a telecommunication network in Hamdan district in Sanaa province

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3099993.htm

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOSjf8BMaQU

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Thursday, June 18th, 2020

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13536

(A K pH)

Aggression coalition launches three raids on Haradh in Hajjah

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3099956.htm

(A K)

Coalition warplanes hit Houthi depots, troops northeast Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition warplanes have targeted Houthi arms depots and military reinforcements in the Yemeni northeastern governorate of Marib, the internationally-recognized government said Wednesday.
"The coalition aircraft hit Houthi ordnance and troops in Sirwah," the Yemeni armed forces media center tweeted.
"Booms were heard and flame were seen as rising from bombed sites," it added.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17880.html

and

(A K)

Saudi coalition targets Houthi arms depot in Yemen

The US-backed, Saud-led coalition yesterday carried out air raids over several Yemeni provinces in areas under the control of pro-Houthi forces, including the capital Sanaa, AlKhaleej Online has reported.

The coalition targeted arms stores and military reinforcements for Houthi forces along the Sirwah front in Marib province. The Houthi-held Majzar district in Marib was also hit as was Al-Jafra in neighbouring Al-Jawf province.

One freelance journalist based in Sanaa believes that the attacks were prompted by the fact that the Houthis are closing in on Marib. The city is the remaining stronghold of Saudi-supported ground-forces in the north of Yemen.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200617-saudi-coalition-targets-houthi-arms-depot-in-yemen/

(* A K pH)

New footage of carnage caused by Saudi attack on Yemeni civilians

13 civilians killed in Saudi bombing of road vehicle

The Al-Masirah news channel has on Wednesday released video footage showing the aftermath of Saudi-led aggression air strikes attacks on a civilian car in Saada province, northern Yemen, which killed at least 13, including four children and one woman.

https://www.uprising.today/new-footage-of-carnage-caused-by-saudi-attack-on-yemeni-civilians/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt2JHvwKn-g

and

(A K P)

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen denies killing civilians in Saada air strike

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Wednesday denied that an air strike it carried out earlier this week in Saada province had killed civilians, as alleged by Houthi authorities.

The coalition that has been battling the Iran-aligned movement for five years said in a statement that it had targeted armed members of the group. The Houthi health minister had said 13 civilians, including four children, were killed in Monday’s air strike.

Both sides have released footage as proof. Reuters could not independently verify the authenticity of the videos or when or where they were taken.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/saudi-led-coalition-in-yemen-denies-killing-civilians-in-saada-air-strike-idUSKBN23O2U2

and

(* A K P)

Arab Coalition refutes allegations of targeting civilians

The Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen released a video on Wednesday, refuting the Houthi militia’s allegation that it targeted a civilian vehicle in Shada Directorate in Sa’dah Governorate of Yemen in which 13 civilians, including a woman and four children, were killed.
The video shows circumstances leading up to the attack that was conducted on Monday (June 15). In the video, a group of Houthi armed militants is seen carrying weapons as part of its military logistics operation within the area of operations in close proximity to the Saudi-Yemeni border. The video proves the Houthi’s claim that they were civilians, including a woman and children, false and unfounded.
The recording also proves that the Houthi militia is continuing to falsify facts in its media disinformation campaigns (photo)

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/594391/SAUDI-ARABIA/Arab-Coalition-refutes-allegations-of-targeting-civilians

My comment: This seems to be a special tactics to “proof” that a target is “military”.

and also https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/06/17/Coalition-releases-footage-refuting-Houthis-claims-of-killing-civilians-in-Yemen-s-Sa.html

but keep in mind:

"The airstrike on Monday afternoon hit the vehicle of fruit growers on a road near farms in the Shada district on Monday afternoon," the medics in Shada told Xinhua by phone on condition of anonymity.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-06/16/c_139143620.htm

Yemeni tribal leaders, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, confirmed that Saudi warplanes had targeted a vehicle in the Shada area of Saada province, a rebel stronghold, killing everyone inside.

https://apnews.com/17dca7a0cab9057ee838d4a7f0c92fc0

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression Launches Series of Raids on Capital and Different Governorates

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13492

(A K pH)

Saudi-led aggression warplanes intensify raids on Yemen's provinces

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3099911.htm

(A K pH)

Aggression fighter jets hit again Amran province

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3099913.htm

(A K pH)

Aggression warplanes destroy communications network in Amran

The Saudi-led aggression coalition warplanes have destroyed a communications network in Daiben district in Amran province hours after it targeted a communications station in Bani Ghaith District in Bani Suraim district in the province.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3099910.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13497

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp18

(A K pS)

According to local sources, as many as 11 civilian vehicles were destroyed the past 2 days due to #landmines planted by the Iran-backed #Houthis in desert areas west of Al Jawf province.

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1274327276121919489

(A K pS)

Masam destroys 1013 Houthi-laid mines

Masam, the Saudi Project for Mine Clearance in Yemen, said its team has carried out a mine-destroying operation for 1013 mines that had been planted by Houthi insurgents in areas surrounding the strategic strait of Bab al-Mandab, southwest Yemen.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/24589

(A K pS)

Houthi militia suffers heavy losses in Nihm after [Hadi gov.] army offensive

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/20/houthi-militia-suffered-heavy-losses-in-nihm-after-army-offensive/

Spokesman: [Hadi gov.] Army attains significant gains on the ground east of Sanaa & militia suffered nonstop defeats

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/20/spokesman-army-attains-significant-gains-on-the-ground-east-of-sanaa-militia-suffered-nonstop-defeats/

Sana’a…Several Houthi militia killed and injured in Nihm

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/20/sanaa-several-houthi-militia-killed-and-injured-in-nihm/

(A K pS)

Southern forces repulse Houthi's most violent attack on al-Dhale

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23337

(A K)

A military leader aligned with the internationally recognized Yemeni government of Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi and three other officers died during clashes with al Houthi militants in Nihm district in northern Yemen’s Sana’a governorate. Hadi government forces reportedly captured several areas in Nihm district in early June.[1]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-june-19-2020

(A K)

Hadi government forces claimed attacking al Houthi militants in Khub wa al Shaf district in northern Yemen’s al Jawf governorate on June 19. Hadi government forces and al Houthi militants reportedly clashed in al Jawf governorate on June 17.[2]

https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-june-19-2020

and

(AK pS)

The [Hadi gov.] National Army kills 30 Houthis and seizes heavy weapons in Al-Jouf Junction (photos)

https://twitter.com/majjed2012/status/1274001144499580930

(A K pH)

3 Children, Woman Injured by Saudi Shell in Sa’adah Governorate

Three children and an elderly woman were injured Friday by Saudi missile and artillery shell which bombed populated villages in Shida border district of Sa’adah governorate.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13547

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13551

(A K pS)

Houthis suffer heavy casualties in al-Dhale

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23326

(A K pS)

Houthi-laid landmine kills a farmer, leaves two wounded

Landmines laid by the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels claimed on Wednesday a farmer’s life, leaving another two wounded in Nehm district, east of the rebel-held capital Sana’a.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/24563

(* A K)

Yemeni rebels attacked a Saudi Air Force base and destroyed 5 fighter jets

According to sources, Yemeni rebels attacked the Saudi Arabian Air Force military base, resulting in the destruction of 5 fighters – 3 F-15 fighters and 2 Tornado fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Aviapro news agency.

According to some reports, the strike was carried out by missiles that were not yet seen by air defense systems located in this direction, although earlier in Riyadh they announced that they had successfully repelled the attack of the Yemenite Hussites.

According to sources, a missile strike occurred at an air base located in the vicinity of Khamis Mushait. Data on other destructions are not specified, however, given the success of the Hussite attack, the infrastructure of the military facility could well have been damaged, not to mention possible victims.

https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2020/06/18/yemeni-rebels-attacked-a-saudi-air-force-base-and-destroyed-5-fighter-jets/

My comment: This seems to refer to the missile attacks a few days ago. There seems to be no proof of the claimed success.

(* B K pS)

Houthi militia commits 7,126 violations in Taiz during past six years

A recent human rights report revealed that the Houthi rebel militia has committed more than 7,000 violations against citizens in Al-Shaqab district of Sabra in southern Taiz province, over the past six years.

The report issued by the Human Rights, Development and Monitoring Committee in Taiz province confirmed that it recorded 7126 cases of violation and human and material damage to the civilian population and public and private property in Al-Shaqab area by the Houthi militia coup between September 9, 2015, and June 2020.

According to the report, during the same period, there were 56 extrajudicial killings, including 10 children, 8 women and 38 men, all unarmed civilians.

The number of cases of physical injuries as a result of shelling and sniping by the Houthi militia, including 52 children, 52 women and 124 men, caused permanent disability of 5 women and 6 men.

According to the report, 15 civilians were killed and 12 others injured, including five women.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/17/houthi-militia-commits-7126-violations-in-taiz-during-past-six-years/

(A K pS)

Film: [Hadi] Government forces liberate new locations in Nahham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1V6RUF95M0

(A K pH)

Saudi Bombing Targets Razih District, Sa’adah

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13494&cat_id=1

(* B K)

Yemen - Conflict (DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 June 2020)

According to the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, more than 800 civilian casualties have been reported in Yemen as a result of fighting since January and several incidents involving multiple civilian casualties have been reported since the end of May.

The military confrontations on residential areas are causing civilian casualties, the majority of them being children. According to the Civilian Impact Monitoring Report, in April there were 177 civilian casualties. The UNSG annual report on civilian casualties, released on 2 June, rates Yemen the world second most affected country after Afghanistan; accordingly, children account for 25% of all casualties.

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-conflict-dg-echo-echo-daily-flash-17-june-2020

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

(A K pH)

95 Recorded Violations by US-Saudi Aggression in Hodeidah

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13565

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Friday, June 19th, 2020

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13551

(A K pS)

Films: A citizen's farm was burned in Al-Tahita due to the targeting of the Houthi militias

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoDqeL6IDgI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnMqGS38iU

(A K pH)

55 Recorded Violations by US-Saudi Aggression in Hodeidah

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13549

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Thursday, June 18th, 2020

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13536

(A K pS)

Film: Houthi militias target "Jamaan Al-Rahman" and cause significant damage to the minaret of the mosque in Tahta

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23327

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW8qNF1Kkgw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmdOlKn85iY

(A K pS)

Film: 6 Houthis were killed and another member was captured by the joint forces on Sanaa Street in Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23330

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xpwxINIajw

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

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commits 80 violations in Hodeidah in 24 hours

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100076.htm

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13524

(A P)

Nada Al Ahdal: In English, she condemns Saudi War crimes in #Yemen. In Arabic, she support Saudi and its king #MBS! This is hypocrisy! (image)

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1273586057414496256

and

Regardless, I was raised and lived in the Kingdom And its great people supported my cause, embraced me, welcomed me and opened its doors for me I would like to express my pride and my pride in the man of miracles and the maker of the Kingdom’s modern renaissance, His Highness the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who adopted a law to prevent the marriage of minors, and to transfer the kingdom and its people to great progress in various fields.

https://twitter.com/nadalahdal/status/1273336442845093888

(A K pS)

Film: Houthi militias target separate areas in the city of Hodeidah and its countryside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCsnF4Z7G3k

(A K pS)

Houthis shell people's homes in Hays, south Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23321

(A P)

Yemen government calls for UN to relocate office from Houthi-controlled Hudaydah

The internationally recognised Yemeni government yesterday demanded the headquarters of the United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) be relocated from the Houthi-controlled Red Sea port to a neutral area.

The Yemeni news agency, SABA, said this came during a telephone call between the Foreign Minister, Muhammad Al-Hadrami, and Swedish special envoy to Yemen, Peter Semneby.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200617-yemen-government-calls-for-un-to-relocate-office-from-houthi-controlled-hudaydah/

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

(B H)

Audio: Yemen: Fleeing Death to Imprisonment

Wave that we have been able to bring you a queer story from Yemen. It has taken several months for this story of Mohamad al-Bokari to come to light. He fled his home country of Yemen under fear of death due to his perceived sexuality – only to be arrested without charge and tortured in Saudi Arabia. His crime? Posting a video on social media that dared to say that everyone has rights, including gay people.

https://joy.org.au/worldwidewave/2020/06/17/yemen-fleeing-death-to-imprisonment/

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Photos: When you go around #Yemen, first thing grabs your attention is the different styles of architecture from area to another. Different/amazing in many ways. Those come from Hadramout, the area of so much peace and tranquility, hope warring parties will let it last! By: Fahd Bawajeh

https://twitter.com/HanaalShowafi/status/1273611312787001345

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Very beautiful photos of Dar Alhajar in Sana'a, #Yemen. Thank you Bassam for these wonderful photos

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1273719786460061696

https://twitter.com/Bassam_photo/status/1273717350081146886

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Photos from Socotra

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1274164549734842368

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Beautiful photo of Sana'a city

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1274050422140022784

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Very beautiful thread of photos by Ghadeer from Shibam Kaukaban, Almahwit governorate.

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1274417205204189184n-hand-in-hand-gegen-donald-trump/

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-659-yemen-war-mosaic-659

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-659 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-659:

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/

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

Untersuchung ausgewählter Luftangriffe durch Bellingcat / Bellingcat investigations of selected air raids:

https://yemen.bellingcat.com/

Untersuchungen von Angriffen, hunderte von Filmen / Investigations of attacks, hundreds of films:

https://yemeniarchive.org/en

07:16 21.06.2020
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