Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 661b- Yemen War Mosaic 661b

Yemen Press Reader 661b: Juni 2020: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 661, cp6 - cp18 / June, 2020: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 661, cp6 - cp18
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Eingebetteter Medieninhalt

Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 661, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 661, part 1:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-661-yemen-war-mosaic-661

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: Coronavirus 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 Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13b 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)

(A P)

Government of #Yemen Minister @EryaniM confirms that @HadiPresident's senior advisors, leadership of the parliament, and party leaders will arrive tonight in #Riyadh #KSA to hold consultations on the implementation of the #RiyadhAgreement

https://twitter.com/BashaReport/status/1275867416598327297

(A P)

Yemeni minister: Emirates takes Islah pretext for secret plots

Minister of State at the Yemeni internationally-recognized government on Tuesday accused the United Arab Emirates of taking the Islah Party (Muslim Brotherhood offshoot) as a pretext to implement private plots in the war-torn country.
"If you're against Islah, remove the party's flag from Socotra, but not Yemen's flag that you've replaced with yours," Gen Abdul Ghani Jameel, also Hadi-appointed mayor of Sana'a City, tweeted addressing the UAE.
"The Islah Party has sacrificed the best of its men in defense of Yemen's dignity," he claimed.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-18019.html

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200625-yemen-official-uae-attacking-al-islah-party-to-carry-out-its-plans-in-yemen/

(A K P)

Southern resistance targets military reinforcements coming from Marib with explosive device in Markha of Shabwah

https://en.smanews.org/southern-resistance-targets-military-reinforcements-coming-from-marib-with-explosive-device-in-markha-of-shabwah

(* A K P)

Doctors Without Borders reports influx of wounded from Abyan

Aden hospital receives over 20 patients injured in Abyan infighting

At least 20 wounded have arrived to a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the southern port city of Aden, medical sources said.

An MSF trauma hospital in Aden has received more than 20 patients since this morning, many of whom who were injured during fighting in Abyan province, MSF said on its Twitter account.

https://www.uprising.today/doctors-without-borders-reports-influx-of-wounded-from-abyan/

Photos: https://twitter.com/msf_yemen/status/1275424110416465921

(A K P)

Killing Military leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in #Shokra Front east of Abyan

https://en.smanews.org/killing-military-leader-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-in-shokra-front

(A K P)

Summary of field achievements of Southern Armed Forces at Shokra Front [in Abyan] on Saturday

https://en.smanews.org/summary-of-field-achievements-of-southern-armed-forces-at-shokra-front-on-saturday

(A P)

Arab Coalition observers in Yemen, part of STC and government ceasefire deal: Report

Observers from the Arab Coalition have arrived in the Yemeni province of Abyan, according to a spokesperson from the coalition as reported by the Alekhbariya news channel.

The deployment of the observers is part of the implementation of a ceasefire between the UN-recognized government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), according to the report.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/06/24/Arab-Coalition-observers-arrive-in-Abyan-Yemen-Report.html

and also https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-separatists/saudi-led-coalition-deploys-troops-to-monitor-truce-between-yemeni-allies-idUSKBN23V1L2

(A P)

What did the Yemeni press write today?

The central bank has informed the government it won't be able to pay the salary of June 2020 to public servants after the STC separatists looted the bank's money twice this month. Yemen Voice website reported this story learning from "official sources."

Yemeni MP Mufadhal al-Abbarah told Yemen's flagship TV channel: The parliament has failed to issue a statement condemning the capture of Socotra by the STC. We have found that the pro-UAE bloc in the Yemeni parliament is the largest.

The ministers of state, legal affairs, industry and foreign affairs have resigned over the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed separatists. Several media outlets reported the story.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40397

(A P)

Islah launches arrest campaign against STC members in Shabwa

Local residents said on condition of anonymity that the Islah militants arrested the director of the STC's local committees, Ahmed Salem Lakrash and the deputy director of STC's department for martyrs and injured affairs, Osan Ahmad Salisal
http://en.adenpress.news/news/23356

(A K P)

Three recruits assassinated in Aden

Targeting killings part and parcel of life in Aden, as infighting tears the city apart

At least three people were killed and a fourth one injured on Tuesday, in separate assassination attempts in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden.

According to the Yemen News Portal website, unknown gunmen on a motorcycle assassinated two recruits belonging to the factions known as the Naji Al-Yahary Brigades, which are loyal to the UAE-backed separatist Security Belt forces. The recruits were standing next to the Zahra Hotel in Dar Saad district when they were killed.

https://www.uprising.today/three-recruits-assassinated-in-aden/

and also https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40402

(* A K P)

Fighting intensifies in Yemeni province despite truce

Yemeni government forces and southern separatists traded mortar and cannon fire in the southern province of Abyan on Tuesday, despite a truce and diplomatic talks in Saudi Arabia, local officials said.

Separatists said the government launched an offensive on their forces in the Al-Taryia region in Abyan, which triggered heavy clashes and resulted in deaths on both sides.

“They launched a big offensive from Shouqra, hours after agreeing to the truce. We are committed to the truce and implementing the Riyadh Agreement as long as the government abides by it,” Nizar Haytham, a spokesperson for the Southern Transitional Council (STC), told Arab News.

He added that STC forces acted in self-defense and that a Saudi-led committee had been formed to monitor the truce.

Government forces accused separatists of attacking their positions with artillery and heavy machine guns and said they only acted in response.

“Fighting has not stopped for even one hour since the truce was announced,” an army officer, who asked to remain anonymous, told Arab News from Abyan.

The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday that its Aden hospital treated more than 20 people who were injured in the fighting.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1694576/middle-east

and

(A K P)

Islah breaches ceasefire, clashes resume in Abyan

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23363

My remark: As claimed by STC separatists.

and

(* A K P)

STC senior officers killed in Abyan fighting with Yemeni forces

The Yemeni internationally-recognized government army on Tuesday took control of al-Taria area in the southern governorate of Abyan, after fierce battles with the Southern Transitional Council (STC) left scores of casualties including senior officers.
"The government troops launched an attack on STC sites in Sheikh Salem and al-Taria, east Abyan's provincial capital of Zinjobar," said military sources.
"The fighting left scores of STC forces killed or injured, including senior officers," the sources added.
The assault came hours the Saudi-led coalition said the Yemeni government and STC had positively reacted to a call for comprehensive ceasefire following developments in Socotra island.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-18009.html

and

(A K P)

Southern armed forces repel attack of Brotherhood’s militia in Wadi Sala of Abyan

https://en.smanews.org/southern-armed-forces-repel-attack-of-brotherhoods-militia-in-wadi-sala-of-abyan

(* A K P)

Yemeni army, separatists clash despite cease-fire

On Monday, Saudi-led coalition announced ceasefire between Yemeni govt, STC forces

A new round of clashes erupted between government forces and the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Yemen's southern Abyan province on Tuesday, according to a Yemeni military source.

The violence came hours after the Saudi-led coalition said the Yemeni government and STC, which is backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), agreed to maintain a cease-fire in the southern island of Socotra.

The military source said government forces launched attacks on STC sites east of Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Abyan.

He said dozens of STC fighters were killed and injured in the attacks, but without giving an exact toll.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemeni-army-separatists-clash-despite-cease-fire/1886809

(* B K P)

Socotra falls to secessionists

Its fall under the control of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), the political front of the southern secessionists, at the weekend puts vital areas of South Yemen out of the hands of the legitimate government.

In a statement, the STC congratulated “the people of the Socotra Archipelago on the return of Socotra and its capital Hadiboh to normalcy and the restoration of its proper position as a civil capital and a mecca of coexistence, harmony and the cohesion of the social fabric.”

STC presidency member Salem Thabet said that “we control the Special Forces Camp, the last stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood militias in Hadiboh, and all the weapons and military equipment of the Brotherhood militias.” He added that the southern forces “have declared a general amnesty and the beginning of self-rule in Socotra.”

The STC sacked Ramzi Mahrous, the governor of the Archipelago, who decried the acts of the “secessionist militias,” saying that “over the past weeks, the militias have attacked the camps and institutions of the state and stormed into Hadiboh on Friday morning.”

“We, and the people of Socotra, expected to be supported, but we were met with silence and disappointment,” he added.

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition that is supporting the legitimate government in Yemen did not refer to the operations in Socotra and released no comment on developments on the island.

Many observers at the time opined that the legitimate government had no real weight on the ground and that it depended primarily on certain southerners and Al-Islah elements.

The government has the loyalty of a number of Yemeni army officers, the majority of whom are loyal to the regime of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh who was overthrown during the 2011 Revolution in Yemen. Saleh then allied with his former foes, the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, and died at their hands after disagreements.

“We are not fighting against the legitimate government or the president, despite our reservations about them. We are fighting against the Muslim Brotherhood,” Naguib Seddik, a former Press Syndicate head in Aden, told Al-Ahram Weekly.

“The southerners are Sufis targeted by the Muslim Brotherhood,” he added.

The majority of Yemenis are Zaidis, the closest Shia denomination to the Sunnis, and the rest are Shafiis, said Haitham Abu Zeif, a researcher on Islamic heritage.

Seddik believes the southern secessionists want to see reconciliation with the legitimate government, “but not at any cost” since it is important that this takes place under a “republican” banner.

Seddik said the republican alliance should not comprise the Muslim Brotherhood and the Houthis because they are “terrorist forces.”

“It is not logical or politically sound to resist Houthi extremism with Brotherhood extremism. They both belong in one camp,” he said.

The weakness of the legitimate government is complicating domestic affairs in Yemen, making stability and peace less likely due to multiple forces on the ground including the legitimate government, the Al-Islah Party, the southern secessionists, the remnants of the General People’s Congress and the Houthis.

“It will be difficult for all these forces to accept to meet to resolve the crisis. Everyone rejects everyone else, and the regional powers backing each will not allow reconciliation at the expense of their allies,” Seddik said

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1203/372777/AlAhram-Weekly/World/Socotra-falls-to-secessionists.aspx

(A K P)

Citizens of Socotra celebrate the extracting Brotherhood’s militia from their governorate

https://en.smanews.org/citizens-of-socotra-celebrate-the-extracting-brotherhoods-militia-from-their-governorate

My remark: As claimed by a pro-separatist news site; be serious, it’s not “citizens”,, it’s just STC separatist supporters.

(A K P)

Agreement on normalization of security conditions between Southern Armed Forces and Coalition leadership in #Socotra

The Arab Coalition Command received, on Wednesday, at the headquarters of the Duty Force 808, the leaders of the Southern Armed Forces and the security forces in Socotra, to discuss the normalization of security conditions. The meeting discussed the procedures of the exit of military vehicles outside their units in coordination with the coalition leadership, and the return of all vehicles to their headquarters.

https://en.smanews.org/agreement-on-normalization-of-security-conditions-between-southern-armed-forces-and-coalition-leadership-in-socotra

My comment: This actually means that the Saudis accepted the separatist coup at Socotra.

(A K P)

Southern resistance shells militia sites and destroys military vehicles in Shokra

The coastal city of Shokra in Abyan witnessed violent clashes between the southern resistance and the terrorist Brotherhood’s militia.

https://en.smanews.org/southern-resistance-shells-militia-sites-and-destroys-military-vehicles-in-shokra

(* A P)

Film: Elisabeth Kendall on Al Jazeera News (22 June 2020)

How significant is the Yemen ceasefire brokered by Saudi-led coalition between the Southern Transitional Council and pro-Government forces in Abyan?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRtPxB3iBL4

My comment: I do not think this new attempt of a “ceasefire” really will have any effect.

and

(A K P)

US supports Saudi efforts to resolve crisis in southern Yemen

Washington strongly supports Saudi Arabia’s effort to resolve the crisis in Yemen, a US State Department official said Monday.
“We are aware of the reports and are monitoring the situation. We strongly support Saudi Arabia’s efforts to resolve the dispute in Yemen’s south,” the US official said in statements to Al-Arabiya.
The State Department official added that the US policy goals remain unchanged, which is “to work with our international partners to bring peace, prosperity, and security to Yemen.”

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/06/22/US-supports-Saudi-Arabia-s-efforts-to-resolve-dispute-in-Yemen-s-south-Official.html = http://en.adenpress.news/news/23350

(A K P)

UAE welcomes response to ceasefire in Abyan

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Gargash welcomed the response of the Southern Transitional Council and the Yemeni government to the Coalition's call for a comprehensive ceasefire and de-escalation.
Gargash also highly appreciated in his tweet, the Saudi Arabia's vigorous efforts to achieve stability in Yemen.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23351

and

(A K P)

STC Welcomes Coalition's Call for Ceasefire in Abyan

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23348

My comment: LOL. And a little bit later, this:

(A P)

Transitional Council Spokesperson: Leaks of new Saudi initiative aimed at creating confusion and frustrating fighters on fronts

The spokesman for the Southern Transitional Council, “Nazar Haitham,” said that the Reuters leaks about a new Saudi initiative to activate the Riyadh agreement from its basis are incorrect.

Haitham indicated that its broadcast by the Al-Hadath TV channel and tampering with its content aim to create confusion and frustrate the fighters on the fronts in light of their successive victories.

He added: The Saudi brothers are making an appreciated great effort to achieve reconciliation between the parties.

He stressed that the Transitional Council has not been informed of any such initiative.

https://en.smanews.org/transitional-council-spokesperson-leaks-of-new-saudi-initiative-aimed-at-creating-confusion-and-frustrating-fighters-on-fronts

and

(A P)

Transitional Council Foreign Affairs denies reality of new Saudi initiative on activating #Riyadh Agreement

The Foreign Affairs of the Southern Transitional Council denied that the Council received or discussed any Saudi initiative on activating the Riyadh Agreement.

The Foreign Affairs also denied that the Transitional Council had reached any agreements until the moment with the legitimacy, in light of its refusal to implement its obligations of Riyadh Agreement, on top of which changing the government, and the immediate withdrawals from Abyan and Shabwa.

https://en.smanews.org/transitional-council-foreign-affairs-denies-reality-of-new-saudi-initiative-on-activating-riyadh-agreement

My comment: LOL: So what??

(* A K P)

Yemen government and southern separatists agree to ceasefire, talks in Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s government and southern separatist forces have agreed a cease-fire and will begin talks in Saudi Arabia on implementing a peace deal, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Yemen said Monday.
The Arab Coalition fighting to restore the internationally recognized Yemeni government welcomed the move.
Both sides accepted a truce in Abyan province, a de-escalation of tensions in other regions, and the start of talks on implementing an agreement reached in November to end fighting, ambassador Mohammed Al-Jaber said.
“The Kingdom and coalition states have made continuous efforts since signing the Riyadh Agreement for its implementation and that faced many challenges that hindered and derailed it,” Al-Jaber said.

The Arab Coalition said it denounced the recent tensions and called on all parties to uphold the national interests of the country.
The alliance also called for a “halt to bloodshed, by adhering to the Riyadh Agreement and returning the conditions on the island of Socotra back to normal, a cease-fire in Abyan governorate, and avoid escalation in all Yemeni governorates.”

“In light of the recent events in Socotra and Abyan, the coalition welcomes the response of the legitimate Yemeni government and the STC for its request of a comprehensive cease-fire, de-escalation, and a meeting to be convened in the Kingdom to move forward in implementing the Riyadh Agreement,” coalition spokesman, Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
Al-Maliki said the coalition rejects any practices that harm the “security, stability and volatility of the Riyadh Agreement.”

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1693776/saudi-arabia

and

(* A K P)

Yemen's government, separatists agree on ceasefire, to start talks - Saudi ambassador to Yemen

Yemen’s government and southern separatist forces have agreed on a ceasefire and will begin talks in Saudi Arabia on implementing a peace deal, the kingdom’s ambassador to Yemen said on Monday.

Both sides agreed on a ceasefire in Abyan province, de-escalation of tensions in other regions, and the start of talks on implementing a Riyadh agreement involving committees from both sides, Mohammed Al-Jaber said in a post on Twitter.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-separatists/yemens-government-separatists-agree-on-ceasefire-saudi-led-coalition-says-idUSKBN23T2BD

and also https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/yemen-gov-southern-separatists-agree-ceasefire-arabia-200622152037838.html

https://www.france24.com/en/20200623-yemen-stc-saudi-arabia-treaty-ceasefire-stc-separatists-houthis

My comment: One again…

and

(A K P)

The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Response of the Yemeni Government and the Southern Transitional Council to the Ceasefire Request, Convene a Meeting in the Kingdom for Prompt Implementation of the Riyadh Agreement

The Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki said in a statement that "In light of the recent events in (Socotra) and (Abyan) governorate, the Coalition welcomes the response of the legitimate government of Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council for its request of a comprehensive ceasefire, de-escalation and a meeting to be convened in the Kingdom to move forward in implementing the Riyadh Agreement, in addition to the return of the political and military committees and teams in order to promptly implement it.
The Coalition regrets the recent developments in a number of Southern governorates in Yemen, and calls on all parties to prioritize the national interest of Yemen, its people, security and stability, and end the bloodshed through implementing the Riyadh Agreement, normalizing the situation in (Socotra), implementing a ceasefire in (Abyan) and avoiding escalations in all Yemeni governorates, including the media escalation.
The Coalition rejects any behaviors that undermine security and stability, and contravene the Riyadh Agreement in liberated areas. R

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2100864

(A P)

Yemeni gov't denies pact with Aramco on 'Black Triangle' oil

An official at the Yemeni UN-recognized government on Monday denied the "forged" memos posted on social media talking about a pact between the Yemeni oil ministry and Aramco on the 'Black Triangle' oil.
These reports are baseless, the Aden-based oil ministry official added in remarks carried by the Riyadh-based Saba, urging media to seek accurate, credible information and to avoid abuse of "freedom of expression to publicize lies and rumors.
"The ministry will prosecute those behind these counterfeit documents," he vowed.

Earlier on Monday, Yemeni activists circulated a memo about a deal with the Yemeni government giving the Saudi company a 40-year privilege to appropriate oil of the Black Triangle based between the Yemeni three oil-rich governorates of Jawf, Marib and Shabwa.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17976.html

and also https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40402

(A P)

STC supporters stage rally for self-rule in Yemen's Hadhramout

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17979.html

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200623-uae-backed-forces-call-for-self-rule-in-yemens-hadramout/

and

(A P)

@STCSouthArabia called for a large show of support in #Hadramout in support of its self-administration decision. The Governor of Hadramout, al-Bahsani, who escaped at least two assassination attempts this month, is currently in #UAE. Alliances are shifting quickly in the South

https://twitter.com/YemeniFatima/status/1274941898743001089

(A P)

Film: Campaign to remove slums and debris and open roads in Aden

The security services, in cooperation with the Hygiene Fund in Aden province in southern Yemen, are continuing their campaign to remove slums, remove debris and open roads to reduce the outbreak of diseases and restore the aesthetics of the province

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI1D_az1U_Q

The separatists are ruling in Yemen. “to remove slums”: the people living there certainly will not get any other accommodation. They will be removed like trash. Well , this will “restore the aesthetics of the province”.

(A P)

UAE-backed STC in Yemen ‘secret friends’ with Israel

According to an article in Israel Today, the UAE-backed Yemeni separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) are “secret friends” with Israel and that a new state in the Middle East had been declared behind closed doors, referring to the STC-held territory which includes the interim capital of Aden and more recently the seizure of the Socotra island from the Saudi-backed Yemeni government.

The piece, which suggests the Port of Aden “casts a friendly eye on the Jewish state”, cites a recent press conference held by the STC which expressed a positive attitude towards Israel, although the issue of diplomatic relations are yet to be discussed.

Hani Bin Briek, the vice-chairman of the STC, tweeted that “relations between Israel and Qatar are very good” and also recounted former Israeli President Shimon Peres’ visit to Doha and current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to Oman. “Arabs and Israelis agree on a two-state solution, and Arab countries normalizing relations with Israel.”

The stance on normalising ties with Israel follows current trends among Gulf states, including the STC’s patron, the UAE.

The report also states that many Israelis reacted positively and welcomed the developments of a “new autonomous state in Yemen”, with sources telling Israel Today that Tel Aviv has been conducting secret meetings with the STC.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200622-uae-backed-stc-in-yemen-secret-friends-with-israel/

(A E P)

Major General Bin Brik chairs meeting of Financial Department for Economic Committee of Southern Self-Administration

In the meeting, Major General Bin Brik presented a brief image of the work of the self-administration to save what can be saved of the state institutions and facilities to provide basic and necessary services to the citizens.

The head of the Self-Administration of the South said: “After our decision, which won the approval and blessing of everyone at home and abroad, the attention of the international community turned to us to monitor the victories and successes in the services side.” He emphasized that adherence to local revenues will achieve all the goals and solve all the stuck issues that the citizens have suffered from for years. ”

Major General Bin Brik pointed out by saying: “We did our best to provide some requirements to the southern citizens, foremost of which is in the electricity. However, entering politics in all service areas made us make a decision not to compromise and strike with strong hand in order to achieve the most basic requirements of the people, through reserving the banknotes funds of the Central Bank and preventing speculation in the currency within it, besides we opened a specific account in the National Bank to supply local revenues to it in order to invest it for the benefit of the southern people and to improve the difficult standard of living that the people currently live in. ”

https://en.smanews.org/major-general-bin-brik-chairs-meeting-of-financial-department-for-economic-committee-of-southern-self-administration

(A P)

Two young men have died from torture inside jails run by STC in #Aden. Meanwhile in south Yemen, including #Socotra, activists and locals say STC fighters are committing hate crimes against #northerners.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1274642326728605696

The victim # Aidros_Abdullah_Ali_Abdullah, 19 years old He was arrested on June 13, 2020 with a group of youth by the security forces of Aden and the emergency forces. He was tortured to death and his body was deposited in the Friendship Hospital with the victim # Hussein_ Marwan on the 14th of June We demand the public prosecutor to investigate these crimes, as well as the recent arrests.

https://twitter.com/h_alsarare/status/1274102870829391872

(A K P)

Abyan Axis commander: Our southern forces are making progress in Shokra Front

https://en.smanews.org/abyan-axis-commander-our-southern-forces-are-making-progress-in-shokra-front

(A K P)

Press release by the General Department of Foreign Affairs of the Southern Transitional Council

he General Department of Foreign Affairs of the Southern Transitional Council issued a press statement regarding the brutal attacks by terrorist groups affiliated with the Islah Party against the people in Nissab district of Shabwa governorate

https://en.smanews.org/press-release-by-the-general-department-of-foreign-affairs-of-the-southern-transitional-council

and

(A K P)

Transitional Council spokesman comments on shelling civilians in Abyan and Shabwa by terrorist militia of Brotherhood

The Transitional Council spokesman said on Twitter: “The policy of indiscriminate shelling is an evidence of a military and political failure of the Brotherhood’s militia, and those shells that the Islah terrorist militia intentionally threw on populated areas in the capital of Abyan, Zanzibar and before it in Shabwah districts, confirms its involvement in war crimes and targeting the civilian victims, and causing damage to the innocents’ homes and property. ”

https://en.smanews.org/transitional-council-spokesman-comments-on-shelling-civilians-in-abyan-and-shabwa-by-terrorist-militia-of-brotherhood

My comment: While separatists do bomb with candies?

(A K P)

Targeting military group affiliated with Muslim Brotherhood in ambush of the Southern Resistance in Dheika valley

https://en.smanews.org/targeting-military-group-affiliated-with-muslim-brotherhood-in-ambush-of-the-southern-resistance-in-dheika-valley

(A P)

Al-Baghdadi: There are Turkish moves and ambitions in the southern provinces

Suha Al-Baghdadi, a researcher in Arab and international affairs, an expert on the human rights, and a consultant to the Southern White Hands movement, stressed that Turkey’s ambitions will not be confined to the Syrian side and its Libyan counterpart, but rather extended to the southern Arab provinces and spread under the umbrella of humanitarian aids.

https://en.smanews.org/al-baghdadi-there-are-turkish-moves-and-ambitions-in-the-southern-provinces

My comment: Fighting against Islah Party, separatists promote a lot of anti-Turkey conspiracy theory narratives. More at Yemen War Mosaic 660, cp1, cp6.

(A K P)

Advisory Center for Rights and Freedoms submits international report on violations of Brotherhood’s militias of Yemeni Special Forces in Shabwa

The Advisory Center for Rights and Freedoms located in Geneva of Switzerland submitted a report to the eminent international panel of experts, and the OFFICE of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the violations and crimes against humanity that are committed by the Yemeni Special Forces affiliated with the Islah Brotherhood militia against unarmed civilians in Shabwa governorate, the report is republished hereunder as follows

https://en.smanews.org/advisory-center-for-rights-and-freedoms-submits-international-report-on-violations-of-brotherhoods-militias-of-yemeni-special-forces-in-shabwa

My comment: This seems to be a pro-separatist organization.

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BATTLES FLARE BETWEEN SAUDI-BACKED AND UAE-BACKED FORCES TO CONTROL ISLAND OF SOCOTRA

The strategically located Yemeni island of Socotra has once again become a major focal point for the battles for territorial control between the Saudi-backed ‘Yemeni government’ nominally headed by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who has been based in Riyadh for most of the last four years, and the Southern Transition Council, which is strongly supported by the UAE.

The most recent outbreak of disputes between Saudi-backed forces and the UAE-backed Southern Transition Council (STC) for control over strategic areas in Yemen has once again spread to Socotra Island, where the opposing forces are fighting for control over the main city on the island.

The UAE has been committed to a controversial military build-up of Socotra Island since 2018, when it began deploying armoured vehicles and troops there. Then in May of 2019 Yemeni officials reported that the UAE had sent reinforcements consisting of hundreds more troops to Socotra, mostly from Aden where the Southern Transition Council had recently wrested control from the Saudi-backed forces of Mansour Hadi.

It appears that the UAE is attempting to secure control over Socotra with the STC providing the façade of a Yemeni-based armed movement, as it proceeded to build a military base there, attempted to secure control over the port, installed communications networks, and has been carrying out other development projects – as it has done elsewhere in Yemen in areas controlled by the STC, such as Aden and Mukalla.

Strategic control over Socotra Island would fortify the transport corridors for its oil exports as well as between the UAE and India, with whom it has important trade links, as well as to its military bases on the Horn of Africa, adjacent to Yemen and Socotra Island, located in the port town of Assab in Eritrea and Puntland and Somaliland regions in Somalia.

https://southfront.org/battles-flare-between-saudi-backed-and-uae-backed-forces-to-control-island-of-socotra/

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Film: Yemen: UAE-backed separatists take control of Socotra

UAE-backed southern separatists in Yemen seize control of the strategic Socotra island from the Saudi Arabian-backed government.

Yemen's UAE-backed southern separatists have seized full control of the island of Socotra.

The Southern Transitional Council (STC) says it has also deposed the governor of the island.

But Yemen's Saudi-backed government is calling it a coup.

It is the latest move from the separatist group which wants to see a sovereign state in southern Yemen.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/yemen-uae-backed-separatists-control-socotra-200622064158284.html = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fri1WZuTCys

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Yemeni legitimacy 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.

Friday events in Yemen's largest island have triggered anger reactions from many Yemeni analysts and activists supporting the UN-recognized government.
"According to my reliable sources in Socotra, Saudi troops have not only paved the way for the STC's forces to raid Hadibo, but also given them the opportunity and ability to attack the government army from sites they [Saudi troops] handed to UAE subordinates," says Ahmed al-Shalafi, a Yemeni journalist working for Al-Jazeera.
Leading a coalition in support of Yemen's official government since 2015, Saudi Arabia handed Socotra archipelago to the UAE-backed STC, a Yemeni political analyst tweeted.
Those, "who want to know the real face of the elder sister [Saudi Arabia], need to watch what is happening in Socotra," Dr. Kamal al-Ba'adani added. "While they came in order to support legitimacy – as they claim – more than 1,000 fully-equipped Saudi troops side with Emirati militias with the purpose of taking control of the island.
"Rebels against the legitimacy in Socotra receive their salaries in Saudi rials and via Saudi channels," he quoted one of the island's tribal sheikhs as saying.
Once the "Emirati militias" got prepared for "raiding the provincial capital, the Saudi troops withdrew from their positions and disappeared."
Saudi media is greatly influenced by UAE, Dr. Ba'adani said, noting that Okadh paper echoes what the Emirati al-Etihad paper reports on developments in Yemen.
For another Yemeni analyst, the Yemeni legitimate government is to blame for Socotra overthrow.

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

and

(A K P)

Commander of 1st Marine Brigade: Southern forces have taken control of security administration and vital sites in Hadibue as no more gangs in Turkey and Qatar are now in Socotra

Brigadier Abdullah Ahmed Noah, Commander of the 1st Marine Brigade, confirmed the control of the southern armed forces and the southern police over the governorate building, with security administration, and vital strategic and important sites in Hadibue the capital of the governorate, pointing out that the southern forces are working to secure the governorate capital and the take provisions of absolute control over them from all major directions and sites.

Brigadier Abdullah Ahmad Noah said in a telephone call that the southern forces dealt with the situation with responsibility and firmness in order to avoid any major losses and to ensure the purification of the capital of the province from gangs and terrorist elements affiliated with the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood funded by Qatar and Turkey, and restored security and stability to the capital of the governorate.

https://en.smanews.org/commander-of-1st-marine-brigade-southern-forces-have-taken-control-of-security-administration-and-vital-sites-in-hadibue-as-no-more-gangs-in-turkey-and-qatar-are-now-in-socotra

My comment: What a joke! The separatists expel the Hadi government governor and government troops and justify their coup as the “purification of the capital of the province from gangs and terrorist elements affiliated with the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood funded by Qatar and Turkey”.

and

(B P)

Film: Old footage of Rafat al-Thaqali, recently-appointed as head of self-adminstration in #Yemen's #Socotra by #UAE-backed STC, while chanting Houthi slogan in an interview on #Houthi-owned al-Masirah channel.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1275198071060811777

An old video clip of Raafat Al-Thaqaly, who was appointed by the "transitional" today, as head of the so-called "self-administration" in Socotra, as he declared to the "Al-Masirah" channel of Houthi, echoing the Houthi cry. He then called on the government not to waste Socotra and said it is a gift from God and we cannot sell it at any cost

https://twitter.com/almasdaronline/status/1275178079003033600

(A K P)

Nabeel Khoury: What a shame! This meaningless struggle over Socotra is destructive of the island's unique heritage and fragile plant & marine life - the UAE started its politicization by seizing the island in 2018, and now everybody wants to raise their flag there.

https://twitter.com/khoury_nabeel/status/1273656929240395776

(A K P)

Film: The Saudis are paving the way for the transitional council to storm the city of Hadiboh, and there are exchanges of roles between # Saudi Arabia and the Emirates by plotting # Socotra.

https://twitter.com/sameer_alnamri/status/1273652832521125888

(A K P)

General Secretariat of Presidency of Transitional condemns aggressive escalation of Islah Party in Socotra and calls on southern armed forces to deal firmly with criminal elements

The General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the criminal and terrorist acts perpetrated by terrorists in the governorate of Socotra, and its targeting of the returnees from the mass festival in one of the governorate centers, where severe injuries were caused to a number of them.

In a communiqué issued by the General Secretariat, it called on the leadership of the Arab Coalition in the governorate to assume its responsibility towards the escalation of hostilities by the Islah party and to define a clear position on them.

https://en.smanews.org/general-secretariat-of-presidency-of-transitional-condemns-aggressive-escalation-of-islah-party-in-socotra-and-calls-on-southern-armed-forces-to-deal-firmly-with-criminal-elements

My comment: This really is turning upside down.

(A K P)

Senior Yemeni politician condemns Saudi-UAE occupation of southern provinces

Sheikh Ali Salem al-Harizi slams foreign aggression against Yemen

Sheikh Ali Salem al-Harizi, former undersecretary of Mahrah Province, has called on all Yemenis to confront the Saudi-Emirati occupation and expel them from Mahrah and Socotra provinces.

He accused Saudi Arabia of handing over points and military positions to the UAE-backed Transitional Council (STC)’s militias, so that the Emirates could occupy the island.

https://www.uprising.today/senior-yemeni-politician-condemns-saudi-uae-occupation-of-southern-provinces/

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UAE-backed separatists launch massive crackdown in Socotra

Hundreds of people arrested and deported across the island archipelago

Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias in eastern Yemen have begun a new regional campaign, as Abu Dhabi prepares to deploy Sudanese mercenary troops on Socotra island.

This comes just two days after the Saudi-UAE alliance handed over the island to the STC.

Local sources said that the STC militias carried out a campaign of arrests and deportation of hundreds of people from both the southern and northern provinces, adding that most of the deportees came from Abyan, Shabwah and Mahrah provinces.

The STC has also carried out raids on the homes of Hadi government officials, where they arrested leaders, most notably the commander of the island’s air force, Colonel Abdul Rahman al-Zafani.

The sources confirmed that the move comes in the context of reprisals carried out by STC militias, which includes campaigns of abuse and pursuit of their opponents.

Sources on the Island also reported that the UAE has begun arrangements to establish a new camp in Hadiboh city, the capital of the province, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi’s notification to the STC’s command about the arrival of Sudanese troops on the island.

The coalition is seeking to turn the island at the intersection of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden into a military base.

https://www.uprising.today/uae-backed-separatists-launch-massive-crackdown-in-socotra/

and

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Yemeni northerners forcibly deported from Socotra island

Yemen's Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces on Sunday forcibly deported tens of Yemeni northerners from the southern governorate of Socotra, where the Emirati-backed STC declared self-rule after its seizure of the Indian Ocean archipelago on Saturday.
Most of the northerners deported by STC militias work for private sector, Anadolu Agency quoted a government official as saying anonymously.
The northern workers were forced out via mini boats, the official added, without mentioning their destination.
According to social media activists, the northerners were deported to the southeastern governorate of Mahara.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-17956.html

and also https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200622-uae-backed-yemen-separatists-evict-socotra-resident-from-the-island/

and

(A P)

Forces of the Southern Transitional Council supported by #UAE arrested the activist, Abdullah who was detained in the headquarter of the First Infantry Bridge in #Socotra Socotra island.

https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1275546480204537856

and

(A P)

NGO condemns civilians’ abduction in Socotra

The Abductees’ Mothers Association expressed on Monday its deep concern and strong condemnation to intimidations against civilians in Socotra being exercised by the Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia. Reported intimidations included abduction of civilians and journalists and storming houses.

These intimidations intensified following seizure of Socotra by the STC last Friday.

In a news release, the association said that the STC militants abducted journalist, Abdullah Badahen and that the latter has not been released until writing of this news story.

The association demanded the STC in Socotra to immediately release all the abductees and arbitrary detainees.

It held the STC accountable to safety of the detainees.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40400

(A K P)

Yemen parliament to investigate into fall of cities, towns to militias

Yemen’s parliament will be investigating the recent fall of several cities to rebel militias in the country’s north and south.

The Speaker of the Parliament Sultan al-Barakani set up, by decrees, investigation panels into the capture of Socotra archipelago by the Southern Transitional Council militias and the fall of Hajoor, Alwd, Nehm, Aljawf and Radman cities and towns to the Houthi rebel militia in north Yemen.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/21/yemen-parliament-to-investigate-into-fall-of-cities-towns-to-militias/

(A K P)

Yemeni political parties condemn STC for takeover state’s institutions in Socotra

The Yemeni political parties and constituencies have strongly condemned the so-called Southern Transitional Council (STC) for the violent actions its armed groups carried out in the archipelagos of Socotra, using weapons to take control over the state’s institutions in Hudibu, the central city of the governorate.

Fifteen of the Yemeni political parties and organizations issued joint statement Sunday learned by the Yemeni News Agency (Saba) in which they condemned the violent acts and military escalations by the STC, held the STC leadership accountable for the recent insurgency’s events in Socotra.

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/21/yemeni-political-parties-condemn-stc-for-takeover-states-institutions-in-socotra/

and also https://republicanyemen.net/archives/24608

(A K P)

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,"

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

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Separatisten nehmen strategisch wichtige Insel Socotra ein

Die Separatisten im Südjemen haben die strategisch wichtige Insel Socotra unter ihre Kontrolle gebracht. Wie Vertreter beider Konfliktparteien mitteilten, begannen die Separatisten am Wochenende damit, eine Autonomieregierung auf der Insel einzurichten.

Wie die Nachrichtenagentur AFP aus Sicherheitskreisen erfuhr, hatten die Separatisten am Freitag mit dem Socotra-Einsatz begonnen, tags darauf nahmen sie die Insel vollständig ein. Die Kämpfer waren demnach zunächst in der Insel-Hauptstadt Hadibu gelandet und hatten dort Kontrollposten eingerichtet.

Ein Sprecher der jemenitischen Regierung sprach laut der amtlichen Nachrichtenagentur Saba von einem "ausgewachsenen Putsch". Er rief die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Militärkoalition im Jemen zur Unterstützung im Kampf gegen die Separatisten auf.

https://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2020-06/suedjemen-separatisten-socotra-insel-autonomieregierung

und auch https://www.krone.at/2176890

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Yemen separatists seize remote Socotra island from Saudi-backed government

Southern separatists have seized control of Yemen’s island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea, deposing its governor and driving out forces of the Saudi-backed government which condemned the action as coup.

The government which is led by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi condemned the action as a “full-fledged” coup on the island and accused STC forces of attacking government buildings in “gang-style behaviour”.

Socotra governor Ramzi Mahroos accused coalition leaders Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of turning a blind eye. The UAE has previously backed STC forces with air strikes in fighting against the government in the south.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-separatists/yemen-separatists-seize-remote-socotra-island-from-saudi-backed-government-idUSKBN23S0DU

(A P)

Yemeni minister resigns over attacks, coup

Mohamed al-Maytami accuses some countries that are part of Saudi-led coalition of trying to split his country

Yemen’s minister of industry and trade resigned Sunday in response to attacks by armed groups backed by the United Arab Emirates and in reaction to a coup in Socotra governorate.

Mohamed al-Maytami submitted his resignation to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, according to local media.

Al-Maytami also accused some countries that are part of a coalition led by Saudi Arabia of trying to split Yemen.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemeni-minister-resigns-over-attacks-coup/1885255

and also https://parstoday.com/en/news/west_asia-i122880-ex_hadi_minister_defects_says_saudi_arabia_seeks_to_partition_yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

(A P)

UN chief urges pressure to bring Yemen’s parties to talks

The U.N. chief called for more pressure to be applied to Yemen’s warring parties to come together to arrange a cease-fire in the war that has cost more than 10,000 lives and displaced 2 million people in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

Guterres said the United Nations has been working to bring the parties together and has been promoting “confidence-building measures, namely in relation to the use of the airport, the harbors, the payment of salaries and at the same time the beginning of a political process.”

“I’m still confident that that is possible,” the secretary-general said, “and we need to put all pressure on the parties to the conflict and all relevant actors in order to make sure that the intense discussions that we have had in this regard lead to a positive outcome.”

https://apnews.com/c47ad63016c1388f608dcf5b60a6f1ef

and also https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2020/6/24/un-chief-urges-pressure-for-yemens-parties-to-talk

(A P)

In an unprecedented move, former Prime Minister and @HadiPresident advisor @ahmedbindaghar calls for @UN led #Yemen-i peace talks to include @STCSouthArabia& #Houthi without referencing #UNSC & #GCC resolutions and agreements

https://twitter.com/BashaReport/status/1274723718099542017

referring to

Towards a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in Yemen.

June 21, 2020 There is no longer a need for a Yemeni direct and immediate Yemeni dialogue to discuss the fate of the country. Things have become clearer now, and instead of writing the documents of partition in the shadow of the war with our own hands, we all have to pack our bags and go to the United Nations to discuss a permanent, just and comprehensive peace for Yemen for all Yemen, and the form of coexistence acceptable to all parties.

The war exhausted and crushed the Yemeni citizen, did not achieve one of its goals, and Yemen destroyed a country, a society and an identity, and parts of it were handed over to Iran, other parts of intolerance, and misguided wars, and life stopped, and hunger and disease struck us and the political, sectarian and territorial ignorance of us was lost, sovereignty lost, and taken from us

The epidemic has taken it, claimed lives, sowed fear and panic in our souls, and tomorrow we will wake up to a massive devastation, to infinite its impact. The war exhausted all parties, including the Arab coalition, which stood with the truth and with the legitimacy, and tried to restore the state, so it exhausted its material and moral capabilities, and was not spared from conspiracy. The international community was unable to find a way to implement its decisions, so the time has come for us Yemenis to experience direct dialogue and the path of peace under Arab patronage and Arab support, a dialogue for free men who are willing to give up everything for Yemen.

Let each of us come relaxed from all conditions except the two conditions for preserving the republic and unity, a federal unit that achieves stability and justice, and we accept it for our country and represent the minimum of the great interests of the country, and a permanent and irreversible partnership, so that wars stop, and we all seek peace, as we sought yesterday for the war, no longer

A military option on either side is available. It will require courageous, sincere decisions and a real desire for peace from two main parties, the Houthis and the Transitional Council, decisions free from every restriction, and from every interest except for the interests of the highest Yemen, and the same applies to legality. We will find many ways to control the results of the war, the first of which is the severe social division, the collapse of the state’s structure, the multiplicity of decision-making sources, and the emergence of competing military, administrative and financial institutions, and we will go beyond the secretions of wars and coups, with fair measures for all. Many peoples have done this and were more disparate than us in races, doctrines, religions and cultures and coexisted and rose again after civilized interruption and more bloody conflicts. Acceptance of the dialogue is attenuated.

https://www.facebook.com/351127815011487/posts/1804139819710272/?d=n

(A P)

Statement by the Special Envoy on recent military escalation in Yemen

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, strongly denounces the continued military escalation across Yemen, particularly the recent increasing hostilities in the governorates of Ma’rib and Al Jawf.

The Special Envoy notes that the escalation goes against the spirit of the ongoing UN-facilitated negotiations. These negotiations are aimed at reaching agreement between the Parties on: a nation-wide Ceasefire; humanitarian and economic measures to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people; and a commitment to resume the political process aimed at comprehensively ending the conflict.

https://osesgy.unmissions.org/statement-special-envoy-recent-military-escalation-yemen

and

(A P)

Al-Houthi: UN Envoy Ignores Facts Lead to Solutions in Yemen

Member of the Supreme Political Council, Mohammad Al-Houthi, criticized the statement of the UN envoy Martin Griffiths to Yemen, in which he expressed his concern as a result of what he called the continuation of the fighting in Marib, ignoring the crime of seizing oil tankers and the continued aggression and siege.

Al-Houthi pointed out that the UN envoy ignored the facts that lead to solutions. He wrote on Twitter: Whenever the United Nations and its envoy take the public interest of Yemenis Into consideration instead of considering the feelings of aggression countries, the UN envoy will find the solution in Yemen easily.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13600

(A P)

[Pro-separatist] Civil society organizations in South send message to UN envoy Griffiths about their exclusion from consultative meeting

The Civil society organizations indicated that they felt that the consultative meeting organized by the Office of the International Envoy on the eighth and the ninth of June this year, through visual communication technology, excluded civil society organizations, particularly those working in the liberated southern provinces, and the participants were limited to those personalities who represent themselves individually

The Civil society organizations emphasized that without the participation of organizations operating in the southern governorates living in the suffering of their society, These participations will remain incomplete in performance and results.

https://en.smanews.org/civil-society-organizations-in-south-send-message-to-un-envoy-griffiths-about-their-exclusion-from-consultative-meeting

My comment: The UN simply had excluded mouthpieces of warring parties.

and

(A P)

The office of the UN envoy “Griffiths” interacts with South Civil Society Organizations memorandum

https://en.smanews.org/the-office-of-the-un-envoy-griffiths-interacts-with-south-civil-society-organizations-memorandum

(A P)

24 organizations urge UN chief to blacklist Saudi coalition

Two dozen human rights and humanitarian organizations urged Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday to reconsider his decision to take the Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen´s government off a global blacklist of parties whose actions have killed or injured children in conflict.

In a letter to the secretary-general released Monday, the organizations said they were "deeply disappointed and troubled" by the de-listings and "dismayed" at the disparities between information in his annual report on children in armed conflict released a week ago and his decisions on the blacklist.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-8449203/24-organizations-urge-UN-chief-blacklist-Saudi-coalition.html

and also https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/24-organizations-urge-un-chief-blacklist-saudi-coalition

and

(A P)

Re: 2020 annual report on children and armed conflict

As nongovernmental organizations working to alleviate humanitarian suffering and protect human rights, we strongly support United Nations Security Council Resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions on children and armed conflict, as concrete tools for improving the protection of children in war.

We are, therefore, deeply disappointed and troubled by your new report on children and armed conflict (A/74/845-S/2020/525), and in particular, the significant disparities between the evidence presented in the report and the parties listed in its annexes for committing grave violations against children. We are writing to urge you to reconsider your decisions to de-list the Saudi-led coalition for killing and maiming children in Yemen, and the Tatmadaw for recruiting and using children in Myanmar. We also urge you to take steps to ensure that going forward, the annexes accurately and consistently reflect the evidence collected and verified by the UN’s Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM), in line with existing criteria. We have provided evidence of other concerning disparities between the annual report and its annexes in the attached annex.

https://mwatana.org/en/children-and-armed-conflict/

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Yemen's dead and injured children haunt Saudi-led war

Just one day after the UN Secretariat omitted Saudi-led forces from a "list of shame", an airstrike killed four children. The UN is under pressure to acknowledge Saudi Arabia's role in killing and maiming children.

The Saudi-led coalition had been listed for the past three years. Guterres justified his decision to remove it from this year's list, saying the group had achieved a "sustained significant decrease in killing and maiming due to airstrikes." But few are happy with the omission.

Humanitarian organisations, including Save the Children and Human Rights Watch, criticised the decision to leave Saudi-led forces and other warring parties off the list.

"After five years of war, Yemeni children are the ones who suffer the most," Yousra Semmache of Save the Children in Yemen said. "They are being killed and injured by the ongoing fighting, and they have been deprived of their most basic rights."

In the case of the Saudi-led coalition, it barely took one day for the group's removal to be thrown into question by events on the ground.

https://en.qantara.de/content/omitted-from-the-united-nations-list-of-shame-yemens-dead-and-injured-children-haunt-saudi

and also https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/saudi-arabia-un-should-urgently-review-de-listing-over-childrens-rights-violations

https://watchlist.org/publications/open-letter-to-the-secretary-general-on-the-2020-annual-report-on-children-and-armed-conflict/

(A P)

Kinder in bewaffneten Konflikten: World Vision kritisiert UN-Bericht

Einen Tag vor der öffentlichen UN-Sicherheitsratssitzung zu Kindern in bewaffneten Konflikten hat sich die internationale Kinderhilfsorganisation World Vision über den neuesten Bericht empört gezeigt. "Dieser Report ist eine Schande! Wir fordern den Sicherheitsrat dringend auf, die vorzeitige Streichung einiger Staaten von der Liste zu verurteilen und ermutigen den UN-Generalsekretär, die bestehenden Streichungskriterien konsequent anzuwenden", sagte Ekkehard Forberg, Themenmanager Friedensförderung und Anwaltschaftsarbeit.

https://epo.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15895:kinder-in-bewaffneten-konflikten-world-vision-kritisiert-un-bericht&catid=50&Itemid=84

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

(A P)

Saudi Arabian citizens to receive free plots of land in Neom futuristic megaproject

Saudi Arabian citizens who are eligible for compensation in the coastal area will receive free plots of land in the Kingdom’s futuristic city of Neom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The emir of Tabuk Prince Fahd bin Sultan distributed the first installment of an economic package aimed at improving the standard of living for residents of Neom.

The city on the coastline of the Red Sea will extend into neighboring Egypt and Jordan and has received $500 billion in financial support from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), is expected to be an eco-friendly project with state-of-the-art technology.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/06/23/Saudi-Arabian-citizens-to-receive-free-plots-of-land-in-Neom-.html

Comment: Did I read this correctly? The same #NEOM project of @PIF_en that is displacing local tribes will be redistributing that land to other citizens who “qualify” for free?! Which PR firm thought this was a good idea?

https://twitter.com/bintbattuta87/status/1275953424794710016

and

(A P)

Saudi Authorities Forcibly Displace Residents for Neom City Project

The Saudi authorities removed approximately 13 properties, including houses and rest houses, in the areas of Alqan and Thuram, which are located on the borders of the "Neom" area, 100 km away from the village of Al-Khuraibah. This comes in the framework of the work on the “NEOM” project launched by the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in 2017 AD, and the Saudi authorities have taken several pretexts to demolish citizens’ homes, including the abolition of the owners’ homes and the questioning of the assets of buying and selling.

Sources confirmed that planning and road construction work has already started by companies and institutions working with the "NEOM" project. Heavy equipment and machinery have been seen starting to extend water and electricity lines, and works to prepare the lands. After the demolition of homes and real estate in the regions of Alqan and Thuram, the Saudi authorities also started to create buffer zones, and set up dirt barriers between villages and "Neom" areas, or what is known among the Bedouin circles as "sand infertility"; this is to prevent being there again.

Sources confirmed that the decision to deport the citizens is effective and not reversible by the Saudi authoritie

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13594

and also, from April 2020: http://www.aohr.org.uk/en/all-releases/item/18793-saudi-regime-forcibly-displaces-local-residents-to-implement-neom-project,-while-the-whole-world-is-busy-fighting-covid-19-pandemic.html

(B P)

Mohammed bin Salman marks 1,000 controversy-filled days as crown prince

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the quagmire in Yemen remain the touchstones of the MbS era. But the ill-considered confrontation with Qatar, the launch of a global oil price war in the middle of a pandemic, and concerns about Saudi Arabia’s record of violating its citizens’ human rights and civil liberties further complicate considerations about his leadership.

All of these factors serve as a mere prelude to what will come next, however, as the Saudis, like the rest of the world, seek a re-set from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the crash and partial recovery of the global energy sector, and the broader challenges to economic recovery.

https://www.mei.edu/blog/mohammed-bin-salman-marks-1000-controversy-filled-days-crown-prince

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Saudi debts increased 1500% during Salman's rule

Saudi’s national debt has increased 1,500% since King Salman came to power in 2015 according to data released by the World Bank.

At the end of 2019, the kingdom’s debt reached $183.7 billion, compared to $11.8 billion in 2014; a rise of over 1,560 per cent, according to data collected by Arabi21.

Saudi Finance Minister, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, announced his government plans to borrow 220 billion riyals ($58 billion) this year, this will push the country’s debt to a quarter of a trillion dollars.

Plunging oil prices and the suspension of Hajj and Umrah travel have reduced the country’s income.

This, along with the high costs of the Yemen war and the interventions in Libya, Syria and other Arab states have increased the country’s expenditure and raised its debts, observers say.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200518-saudi-debts-increased-1500-during-salmans-rule/

and

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Saudi Debt Increased 375% at The End of 2019 After Bin Salman Assuming

International data showed a rise in the rates of foreign Saudi debt since the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in June 2017 at great rates. It recorded at the end of 2019 an increase of about 375%, amid expectations of a rise to more than 54% by the end of 2020.

Arabi 21, issued a report which was based on data dating back to last March, that is, before the crisis of the outbreak of the Corona virus, (which caused the suspension of pilgrimage and Umrah trips) and the collapse of oil prices. According to the report, the size of the Saudi external debt increased, at the end of last year 2019 to the level of 183.7 billion dollars, compared to 49 billion dollars in debt at the end of 2017.

This means that Saudi Arabia's external indebtedness will rise to $268.7 billion by the end of 2020, if it borrows a new $85 billion this year.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13595

(A P)

Saudi Arabia to restrict domestic haj pilgrims amid coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia is to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the haj to around 1,000 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, after barring Muslims abroad from the rite for the first year in modern times.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-haj/saudi-arabia-to-restrict-domestic-haj-pilgrims-amid-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN23U1DI

and also https://apnews.com/821e3bfc2f9e509f7aa2e31a34fd52b5

(A P)

Saudi Arabia to bar arrivals from abroad to attend the haj

Saudi Arabia said on Monday it will bar arrivals from abroad to attend the haj this year due to the coronavirus, allowing only a limited number of Saudi citizens and residents to make the pilgrimage with social distancing measures enforced.

The announcement means this will be the first year in modern times that Muslims from around the world have not been allowed to make the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which all Muslims aim to perform at least once in a lifetime.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-haj/saudi-arabia-to-bar-arrivals-from-abroad-to-attend-the-haj-idUSKBN23T2W0

(A P)

'Life is back once again': Saudi Arabia lifts three-month curfew

People in Saudi Arabia ventured out on Sunday night for the first time in three months to celebrate the end of a nationwide coronavirus curfew, dining out, cruising on motorcycles and walking pets after the daytime heat subsided.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-nightlife/life-is-back-once-again-saudi-arabia-lifts-three-month-curfew-idUSKBN23T1KW

(A K P)

Saudi downturn deepens Yemen's economic despair

On top of war and the coronavirus pandemic, Yemen faces looming economic disaster as a crisis gripping its main benefactor Saudi Arabia dents remittances and leaves state coffers running dry.

Saudi Arabia, leading a five-year military intervention against Iran-linked Huthi rebels, has poured in tens of billions of dollars to prop up the Arab world's poorest country in the form of humanitarian aid, fuel subsidies and cash to its ailing central bank.

But as the double whammy of low oil prices and virus shutdowns triggers deep austerity measures at home, observers say Saudi Arabia no longer appears willing -- or able -- to offer Yemen the same level of support even.

Saudi Arabia may also be reassessing its role as what observers call a "regional ATM" after its expensive intervention in Yemen produced few tangible gains, while a bitter power struggle between its anti-Huthi allies complicates its efforts to exit the conflict.

"The Saudis are no more (inclined) to pour unlimited millions and billions into Yemen," a Western official tracking the kingdom's engagement in Yemen told AFP.

Riyadh is the top donor to Yemen -- and the paring back of its support will have the biggest impact, observers say.

https://www.france24.com/en/20200622-saudi-downturn-deepens-yemen-s-economic-despair = https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-8445879/Saudi-downturn-deepens-Yemens-economic-despair.html

My comment: This article really tells a BS narrative. As the article itself admits, “as the kingdom's military spending remains robust”, Saudi Arabia still spends ca. US$ 200 million a day for the Yemen war.

(B P)

Saudi dissident warned by Canadian police he is a target

Omar Abdulaziz, who was close to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, told of threat posed by Saudi Arabia

A prominent Saudi dissident who is living in exile in Canada said he was recently warned by Canadian authorities that he was a “potential target” of Saudi Arabia and that he needed to take precautions to protect himself.

Omar Abdulaziz, a 29-year-old activist who had a close association with Jamal Khashoggi, the murdered Washington Post journalist, told the Guardian that he believed he was facing a threat to his safety and that the Canadians had credible information about a possible plan to harm him.

The video blogger and activist, who has nearly half a million Twitter followers, has spoken publicly about his fight against Saudi government propaganda and its use of internet trolls on Twitter.

While Abdulaziz has lived for years with the knowledge that he was one of dozens of Saudi dissidents in the crosshairs of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto Saudi ruler, the activist said that the recent warning indicated a current and credible threat.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/21/exclusive-saudi-dissident-warned-by-canadian-police-he-is-a-target

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp9a

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US envoy slams Houthi attempts to undermine peace

The US envoy to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday condemned Iran-backed Houthi drone and missile attacks on the Kingdom which had “set back opportunities for peace” in Yemen.

John Abizaid said the launching of armed drones and ballistic missiles into Saudi Arabia, including one fired toward Riyadh, was counterproductive to efforts aimed at bringing an end to fighting in Yemen.

The American ambassador praised the Saudi air defense forces for thwarting Tuesday’s attacks which drew worldwide condemnation.

Acknowledging the Saudi role toward restoring peace and stability in Yemen, the envoy said: “Saudi Arabia has shown a lot of forbearance in trying to find a path forward. Unfortunately, the Houthis decided to launch Iranian-designed missiles and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) across the border. It’s unfortunate, it sets opportunities for peace back.”

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1695066/saudi-arabia

My comment: This is BS. The US is warring party in Yemen, and US statements are as realistic as Saudi ones are. While the envoy claims it’s the “Houthi drone and missile attacks on the Kingdom which had “set back opportunities for peace” in Yemen, the US itself actively supports Saudi air raids against Yemen. But in US claims, Saudi killers are the “good guys”: ““Saudi Arabia has shown a lot of forbearance in trying to find a path forward”.

Comment by Fuad Rajeh: A hypocrite world is brazenly condemning Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia as Saudi Arabia is continuing to strike, besiege and destabilise impoverished Yemen.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1275895067933319171

(A P)

So many asking for my statement in court today. I argued that #Washington state cannot enforce a child custody settlement that specifically endorses slavery, as the #Saudi order does. Praying Washington State does the right thing.

https://twitter.com/bintbattuta87/status/1275289086622720000

(A P)

Petition: Push the U.S. Senate to Prevent a Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/human-interest/petition-push-the-u-s-senate-to-prevent-a-humanitarian-disaster-in-yemen/

(A T)

U.S. Army Soldier Charged With Terrorism Offenses For Planning Deadly Ambush On Service Members In His Unit

U.S. Army Private Ethan Melzer Sent Sensitive U.S. Military Information to Members of a Neo-Nazi Group in an Attempt to Facilitate a “Mass Casualty” Attack on Melzer’s Army Unit

[…] indictment charging ETHAN MELZER for allegedly planning an attack on his U.S. Army unit by sending sensitive details about the unit – including information about its location, movements, and security – to members of an extremist organization named Order of the Nine Angles (“O9A”), an occult-based neo-Nazi and racially motivated violent extremist group. MELZER is charged with conspiring and attempting to murder U.S. nationals, conspiring and attempting to murder military service members, providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists, and conspiring to murder and maim in a foreign country. The FBI and the U.S. Army thwarted MELZER’s plot in late-May 2020, and the FBI arrested MELZER on June 10, 2020. The case is assigned to United States District Judge Gregory H. Woods.

MELZER and his co-conspirators planned what they referred to as a “jihadi attack” during the deployment, with the objective of causing a “mass casualty” event victimizing his fellow service members. MELZER acknowledged in electronic communications that he could be killed during the attack, and, describing his willingness to die, wrote “who gives a fuck [. . .] it would be another war . . . I would’ve died successfully . . . cause [] another 10 year war in the Middle East would definitely leave a mark.”

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/us-army-soldier-charged-terrorism-offenses-planning-deadly-ambush-service-members-his

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

(A P)

US Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Tanker's Captains

The United States of America imposed sanctions on five Iranian nationals working as captains of an Iranian tanker, for delivering about 1.5 million barrels of Iranian gasoline and other related components to Venezuela.
This was unfolded in a statement issued by the US Department of State here today

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101970

My comment: US “sanctions desease” draws ever larger circles. It’s time for the international community to stop it.

(A P)

Iran’s Rouhani warns UN agency over nuke site access demands

Iran’s president on Wednesday warned the U.N. nuclear watchdog to expect a “stern response” from his country regarding the agency’s demands for Iran to provide access to sites where Tehran is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material.

In a televised speech, President Hassan Rouhani said a stern response “is easy” for Iran but that the country prefers cooperation with the U.N. watchdog.

https://apnews.com/babf510fb24d9098bb38d95eaa190d4f

(A P)

Europe played into hands of two fools: Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani asked why Europe ignored the common stupidity of the two incompetent idiots in leaving JCPOA and played into their hands by issuing an anti-Iranian resolution.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani wrote, “Bolton called Trump an idiot in his memoirs, and Trump, on the other hand, called him an incompetent fool.”

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/160114/Europe-played-into-hands-of-two-fools-Shamkhani

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U.N. Security Council to start talks on U.S. bid to extend Iran arms embargo

The United Nations Security Council is due to hold a first round of talks on Wednesday on a U.S. proposal to indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran, which is currently set to end in October under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

The United States circulated a draft resolution on the measure to the 15-member council on Monday, diplomats said, but council veto-powers Russia and China have already signaled their opposition to the move.

Washington has long argued that the arms embargo on Iran should not be lifted. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States, China, Russia, Britain or France to pass.

The U.S. draft would ban the sale, supply or transfer of arms or related materiel by Iran and prohibits countries from selling, supplying or transferring arms or related materiel unless approved by a Security Council committee.

If Washington is unsuccessful in extending the arms embargo, it has threatened to trigger at the Security Council a return of all U.N. sanctions on Iran under the nuclear deal, even though it quit the accord in 2018. Diplomats say Washington would face a tough, messy battle.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-un/u-n-security-council-to-start-talks-on-u-s-bid-to-extend-iran-arms-embargo-idUSKBN23U2D4

and

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US Wants Security Council To Extend Iran Arms Embargo

The US has proposed a UN Security Council resolution condemning a devastating 2019 attack on Saudi oil facilities it blames on Iran and proposing an extension of an arms embargo against the Islamic republic, sources said.

The embargo, put in place as part of a nuclear accord signed with Tehran in 2015, is set to expire in October, but Washington has been working to extend the ban as tensions with its arch-rival remain high.

On Friday, France, the UK and Germany -- all signatories to the deal -- issued a joint statement arguing against lifting the ban as scheduled, saying it could have "major implications for regional security and stability."

The US resolution -- a draft of which was obtained by AFP -- "condemns the attacks of September 2019 against Saudi Arabia carried out by Iran".

It also calls for the body to "prohibit the supply, sale or transfer, direct or indirect... of weapons and related materials," excluding those that are approved with 30 days' notice.

https://www.barrons.com/news/us-wants-security-council-to-extend-iran-arms-embargo-01592898304?tesla=y

and also

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/06/23/628084/US-Russia-Iran-Saudi-Arms-Embargo-UNSC

and

(A P)

Russia Slams Europe’s Dual Standards on JCPOA, ‘Destructive’ US Actions

Russia has censured the European signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal for putting pressure on Iran over its nuclear program in spite of claiming they remain committed to the accord, saying such problems are rooted in “destructive” measures adopted by the United States against the accord.In a comment published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website on Monday, Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova hit out at the UK, Germany and France for introducing an anti-Iran resolution, which was passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors last week.
She stressed that the European trio’s actions fueling tensions around Iran’s nuclear activities at the UN atomic watchdog contradicted their claims of commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

https://www.islamtimes.org/en/news/870369/russia-slams-europe-s-dual-standards-on-jcpoa-destructive-us-actions

(A P)

US call for talks with Iran mere lie, Iranians won’t surrender to pressure: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has rejected the United States’ call for talks with Iran as a mere lie, stressing once again that Tehran will never buckle under Washington’s sanctions and pressure.

“They say ‘we are ready to negotiate.’ They are saying something strange. What does ‘we’re ready to negotiate’ mean? Who left the negotiating table? Who broke the negotiating table? Who set fire to the negotiating room? It was them (Americans),”

https://parstoday.com/en/news/iran-i122945-us_call_for_talks_with_iran_mere_lie_iranians_won%E2%80%99t_surrender_to_pressure_rouhani

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„Wir sind bereit, ohne Vorbedingungen mit Riad zu sprechen“ – Irans Ex-Verteidigungsminister

Im Interview mit der Nachrichtenagentur „Islamic Republic News Agency” hat sich der ehemalige iranische Verteidigungsminister Hossein Dehghan über die Lage in Libyen und im Jemen sowie die US-Aktionen im Persischen Golf geäußert.

Was die Beziehungen zu den USA betrifft, so sagte der ehemalige iranische Außenminister, dass der Iran überhaupt nicht mit dem US-Präsidenten Donald Trump verhandeln werde, weil er ihn als „Verbrecher und nicht als Präsidenten betrachtet“. Zudem betonte Dehghan, dass jede US-Militäraktion gegen den Iran in den Gewässern des Persischen Golfs nicht unbeantwortet bleiben und auf breite Resonanz stoßen werde.

Dehghan betonte unter anderem, dass das, was jetzt im Jemen passiert, ein vergebliches militärisches Chaos sei, wofür Saudi-Arabien in erster Linie verantwortlich sei. Er fügte außerdem hinzu, dass Riad seine Niederlage im Jemen-Krieg anerkennen und eine neue Politik betreiben müsse.

https://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20200622327408385-wir-sind-bereit-ohne-vorbedingungen-mit-riad-zu-sprechen--irans-ex-verteidigungsminister/

und auch https://parstoday.com/de/news/iran-i52494-dehghan_milit%C3%A4rische_schritte_der_usa_gegen_iran_werden_umfassend_beantwortet

(A P)

Iran: Ties to UAE improving, ready for dialogue with Saudi Arabia

Iran said its relationship with the UAE has improved and it is ready for dialogue with Saudi Arabia, Al Jazeera reported a top Iranian military official saying yesterday.

The news channel reported Yahya Safavi, the adviser to the Iranian Supreme Leader for military affairs, saying: “Our relationship with the UAE has improved and Abu Dhabi’s attitudes towards us have changed.”

He also said: “[We] are ready for dialogue with Saudi Arabia without preconditions if they agree to this.”

Safavi added: “Riyadh must admit the failure of its war in Yemen and adopt a new policy … What is happening in Yemen is the futile military chaos that Saudi Arabia bears firstly.”

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200623-iran-ties-to-uae-improving-ready-for-dialogue-with-saudi-arabia/

(A K P)

The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) naval forces has announced that Iran will establish "a permanent base in the Indian Ocean" this year in order to deter pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman.

https://twitter.com/IntelTweet/status/1275094738266439683

(A P)

Talks with US 'strictly forbidden': Iran's parliament speaker

Iran's Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf says negotiations with the US are "harmful and strictly forbidden," stressing that resistance is the only way to protect the country's rights and dignity.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/06/21/627914/Iran-parliament-Mohammad-Baqer-Qalibaf-US-talks

(A P)

Majlis: IAEA resolution proof of structural discrimination within UN nuclear watchdog

The majority of lawmakers at Majlis (parliament) have denounced an anti-Iran resolution recently passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors, saying the document is another indication of "structural discrimination" within the UN atomic watchdog.

https://parstoday.com/en/news/iran-i122832-majlis_iaea_resolution_proof_of_structural_discrimination_within_un_nuclear_watchdog

(A P)

Iran sends shipment of food to Venezuela in latest delivery

Iranian officials said one of their cargo ships was expected to dock in Venezuela on Sunday with food to launch the first Iranian supermarket in the South American nation.

The Golsan’s delivery marks “another success in friendly and fraternal relations between two countries,” officials at the Iranian Embassy in Caracas announced in a tweet a day earlier.

https://apnews.com/eb71a755079d35e0b0358b518df2bae0

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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Wikipedia: Blockade of Yemen

United Kingdom's role

Although Britain has called on Saudi Arabia to ease the siege on Yemen and the British government allocated 4 million pounds to aid meet emergency requirements,[26][27] the UK government has officially supported the Saudi-led coalition since the beginning of the conflict.[28]

In 2015 the then Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, confirmed that the Saudis were using UK-manufactured aircraft and weaponry in Yemen and set out the extent of UK support for Saudi Arabia: "We have a significant infrastructure supporting the Saudi air force generally and if we are requested to provide them with enhanced support—spare parts, maintenance, technical advice, resupply—we will seek to do so. We’ll support the Saudis in every practical way short of engaging in combat."[29]

In 2018 UN experts called on the UK government to stop giving Saudi Arabia bombs to use in Yemen.

In a 2019 Guardian article titled: "The Saudis couldn’t do it without us’: the UK's true role in Yemen's deadly war"[30] Journalist Arron Merat explains: "Every day Yemen is hit by British bombs – dropped by British planes that are flown by British-trained pilots and maintained and prepared inside Saudi Arabia by thousands of British contractors."

Merat makes it clear that: "Britain does not merely supply weapons for this war: it provides the personnel and expertise required to keep the war going. The British government has deployed RAF personnel to work as engineers, and to train Saudi pilots and targeteers – while an even larger role is played by BAE Systems, Britain’s biggest arms company, which the government has subcontracted to provide weapons, maintenance and engineers inside Saudi Arabia."[30]

In 2019 a Channel 4 documentary film named: "Britain's Hidden War: Channel 4 Dispatches", a former BAE Systems worker revealed that the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) would be unable to fly its fleet of Typhoon fighter jets without BAE's support; the former BAE worker explained: “With the amount of aircraft they’ve got and the operational demands, if we weren’t there in 7 to 14 days there wouldn’t be a jet in the sky.”[31]

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

(A P)

Britain condemns Houthis' missile attack on Riyadh

“I condemn these latest attacks on Saudi Arabia by the Houthis, and their continued offensives within Yemen which cast further doubt on their claims to want peace,” Raab said in a statement.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-yemen-security-saudi-britain/britain-condemns-houthis-missile-attack-on-riyadh-idUKKBN23U246

My comment: Simply shut up: Britain is a warring party in Yemen and since more than 5 years it supports the Saudi air raids being much more horrible than these Houthi attacks.

Comment by Fuad Rajeh: A hypocrite world is brazenly condemning Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia as Saudi Arabia is continuing to strike, besiege and destabilise impoverished Yemen.

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1275895067933319171

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Göttinger Unicef-Gruppe appelliert zum Spenden für Kinder im Jemen

Das Coronavirus betrifft besonders die Ärmsten der Armen – Kinder. Die Göttinger Unicef-Gruppe ruft Bürger zum Spenden auf – insbesondere für Kinder im Jemen.

https://www.goettinger-tageblatt.de/Die-Region/Goettingen/Goettinger-Unicef-Gruppe-appelliert-zum-Spenden-fuer-Kinder-im-Jemen

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

(B P)

Navy sex-trafficking scandal in Bahrain where 'sailors housed and pimped Thai prostitutes in their taxpayer-funded apartments' is exposed after a deal with a 'madam' turned informant went sour

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8436483/Navy-sex-trafficking-scandal-Bahrain-sailors-pimped-Thai-prostitutes.html

(B H P)

Over Half Million Labor Workers Prepare to Leave UAE

The numbers of Indians and Pakistanis who have registered requests to leave the UAE and return to their country have exceeded 510,000 so far, according to figures disclosed by the Indian and Pakistani embassies in Abu Dhabi. The Indian embassy in the UAE revealed that 90 thousand Indians in the country will return by the end of June to India, after the governments of the two countries agreed to more travel trips between them, according to the Gulf newspaper.

The total number of Indians who registered electronically to return to their country amounted to 450,000, representing about 15 percent of the total Indians in the UAE, who numbered approximately three million, the Indian embassy added. These requests were registered through the embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate in Dubai. For its part, the Pakistani embassy in Abu Dhabi said on June 11 that it plans to return more than 10 thousand Pakistanis stranded because of Corona in the UAE through 46 flights.

This came after the repatriation of about 20,400 Pakistanis since the evacuation began, out of the 60,000 individuals registered in the UAE. T

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13609

cp12b Sudan

(A P)

IMF says initial deal reached with Sudan to reform economy

The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it has reached an initial agreement with Sudan’s transitional government on a reform deal to help the African nation face daunting economic challenges that threaten its transition to democracy even as it battles the coronavirus pandemic.

The development comes just over a year after the removal of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the international war crimes tribunal for atrocities in the Darfur region.

The IMF said it held virtual meetings with Sudanese authorities this month to discuss the government’s plans to stabilize the economy, strengthen the social safety net, and improve governance and the business environment.

https://apnews.com/65766f37f0eace78941206acea857ef9

My comment: The IMF‘s only medication is austerity and exploitation. The vultures are already circling.

cp13a Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

(C)

Photo: This bronze statue is what has been left from seven-pillars temple of Ryman, the god of Hamdan, in the village of Yashi ,#Amran province, north #Yemen. The temple believed to have been built in 850 b.c.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1276006746130178050

My comment: It looks like a fake.

(C)

Photos: Hosted by the historical Yemen town and neighborhood of #Izki, Oman, which is the oldest settlement in the Sultanate and dating back more than two thousand years. It was named after the ancient Yemeni Arab population who came to it after the collapse of the Ma'rib Dam.

https://twitter.com/sameer_alnamri/status/1274706894050000898

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Pictured: The spectacular five-storey palace set in an other-worldly valley that 'grows' out of a lofty rock column

Dar al-Hajar palace was the summer residence of the former Yemen monarch Yahya Muhammad Hamiddin

It was built in the 1920s on top of a pre-existing stone structure believed to date back to the 1700s

The palace remained in the ownership of the Yemeni royal family until 1962 and is now a museum

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/escape/article-8288043/The-spectacular-five-storey-Dar-al-Hajar-palace-Yemen-grows-lofty-rock-column.html

cp13b Wirtschaft / Economy

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Yemen Monthly Economic Update May 2020

In May, political impasse continued, while socio-economic conditions deteriorated further, affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, rising food prices, and downsizing of humanitarian operations, especially in the north.

Following the declaration of self-rule in the southern governorates in April, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) stepped up efforts to improve autonomous control over public functions in the south. In May, an oversight economic committee was established with up to 27 expert members. The oversight committee, which reports directly to STC leadership, is expected to provide supervision and guidance on economic management to government institutions in Aden. Other key responsibilities include the preparation of reform agendas to address issues with public services delivery (electricity, water, health care) and improve the overall performance and efficiency in the public sector. In addition, task teams have been formed to monitor government operating expenses, especially by economic and revenue institutions.

Reportedly, most revenue-collecting government institutions in Aden have deposited public revenue into the designated “self-rule” accounts with the Al Ahli Bank, in response to the STC’s request. Major economic institutions such as the Customs, Tax Authority, Aden Refinery Company, Port of Aden, and Authority of Aden Free Zone are among those reported to have complied with the STC. It is not clear if the STC has gained oversight over oil exports, the central source of government revenue. The STC stated that the measure was intended to enhance transparency of the use of public resources, fulfill payroll obligations, and rationalize the recourse to money printing to finance the deficit, but not to overrule the existing budget framework. Public sector salary payments remain irregular in the southern governorates. While the stagnation of salary disbursements was first reported in early 2020, disruptions in revenue collection since the STC’s self-rule declaration appear to have exacerbated the problem.

Meanwhile in Sana’a, the de facto authorities implemented a series of legislative economic reforms to improve the business environment in the controlled territory (“north”). On May 3, 2020, the de facto authorities issued Laws No. 5 to No. 8 (2020)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-monthly-economic-update-may-2020

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Handloom and textile value chain

This value chain study looks at the market actors in eight districts in Hajjah, Hodeida, Lahj, Abyan and Taiz. The study objectives were to identify the current challenges and opportunities among the value chain actors in these targeted locations. The study is to inform Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY II) programming and assist in identifying areas for improving the value chain. Data were collected via surveys, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews. A separate synthesis report describes the study methodology and sampling strategy. The study analysis started in December 2019 and with the arrival of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, opportunities were found to provide insight into the potential impact of the virus crisis on the sectors.

https://www.ye.undp.org/content/yemen/en/home/library/handloom-and-textile-value-chain-.html

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Assessing barriers and solutions for Yemen energy crisis to adopt green and sustainable practices: a fuzzy multi-criteria analysis

Currently, the renewable energy sectors have dynamically revolved around targeting green turbulence, mainly due to increased customer environmental awareness. Therefore, this paper investigates green initiatives. The results show barriers and explain the strategies for adopting green renewable energy sources in Yemen. The political barrier has the highest weight of 0.191, while technical barrier sored the second highest weight of 0.181. The weights of managerial and information energy were found to be 0.18 and 0.17, respectively. Market barrier weighed the lowest score of 0.12, while economic barrier (0.15 weight) is the barrier to develop renewable energy road map. The research developed a comprehensive decision making framework to identify major barriers, sub-barriers, and develop plans for green energy in Yemen. Fuzzy analytical hierarchal process (FAHP) results indicate that the category of political obstacles is more important than other obstacles (paywalled)

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-020-09700-5

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

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Thread on @StateDept #Yemen Country Reports on Terrorism 2019

UAE-backed #Yemen-i Security Belt Forces, which played a significant role in CT efforts, were used by the #STC to exercise control over significant parts of Aden in August.

#Yemen-i government’s Coast Guard played a critical role in interdicting weapons and other illegal materials destined for Yemen-based terrorist groups ... The central-southern coast remains highly vulnerable to maritime smuggling of fighters, weapons.

Throughout 2019, AQAP, ISIS-Yemen, Hizballah, the IRGC-QF, and other Iran-backed terrorist groups continued to exploit the political and security vacuum created by the ongoing conflict

Gov't of Yemen #GOY cooperated with #USG on CT efforts; however, because of the instability and violence in Yemen, as well as its own degraded capabilities, #GOY cannot fully enforce CT measures across the country.

https://twitter.com/BashaReport/status/1275827135597469696

My comment: AQAP and ISIS are “Iran-backed”?? Being hampererd by misconceptions (due to own propaganda narratives) of this size, US counterterrorism efforts in Yemen necessarily will fail.

Comment by Fuad Rajeh: the US administration has admired roles of both Hadi's government and UAE-backed militias. Dear US, could you please respect our minds or shut the fuck up?!

https://twitter.com/FuadRajeh/status/1276315283209236480

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Finally #AQAP breaks its 6 week silence following the 5/13 US #drone/air strike in #Yemen that apparently killed its media guy & #Pensacola go-between 3-page statement offers condolences (+10 #poetry verses!) for #AQIM leader #Droukdel, killed early June in #Mali. Vows revenge

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1275495779608690689

and https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1275828478189977602

(B T)

The Lapses That Let a Saudi Extremist Shoot Up a U.S. Navy Base

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/us/politics/saudi-gunman-vetting.html

cp15 Propaganda

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Arab Parliament holds Iran fully responsible for supplying Houthi coup militia with smart weapons

The Arab Parliament condemned in the strongest terms the repeated attacks by the Houthi coup militia on the Kingdom by launching ballistic missiles and drones, and called on the United Nations to oblige the Houthi coup militia to stop these cowardly aggressive actions targeting civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In a resolution issued at the end of its public session held virtually today on the latest developments in Yemen, the parliament held the Iranian regime full responsible for its flagrant violation of the UN Security Council resolutions and its continued provision of Houthi coup militia with smart weapons, ballistic missiles and drones with the aim of destabilizing security in the region and perpetuating chaos in Republic of Yemen.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2102036

my comment: The “Arab Parliament” is a Saudi-led scam. “Parliament” and “Saudi” fits together like ox and opera. – Iranian arms supplies to Houthis are minor in any way. Any headline like “European Parliament holds member states and US fully responsible for supplying Saudi terrorist army with smart weapons” would make much more sense.

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Houthi militia undermining regional stability

Instead of working on ways to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce its impact on the Yemeni people, the Houthi terrorist militia has been targeting civilian areas in the Saudi cities of Riyadh, Najran, and Jazan with explosives-laden drones and ballistic missiles.

As Coalition Spokesman Colonel Turki Al Maliki pointed out, the Houthis continue in their villainous attempts aimed at civilians who are protected under International Humanitarian Law.
The attempts to deliberately target civilians reflect the failure of the terrorist militia and its immoral approach towards civilians.
The repeated targeting of populated areas and civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia by the Houthis is a war crime and threatens directly the safety of civilians.
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition is totally justified in undertaking all decisive, rigorous measures against the terrorist Houthi militia to neutralise and destroy their capabilities in protection of innocent civilians against these haphazard, villainous acts in accordance with the customary International Humanitarian Law.

https://www.gulftoday.ae/opinion/2020/06/24/houthi-militia-undermining-regional-stability

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Yemen: Welcome To The Past

The Shia rebels still control access to over a third of the Yemeni population and foreign aid groups as well as Yemeni suppliers have to pay higher and higher “taxes” to transport anything (food, fuel, medical supplies) to these populations. The money demanded to get past roadblocks is outright bribery, or extortion if you take into account the guns often pointed at travelers to speed up payment. These fees are now a major source of income for the rebels, who have lost regular cash infusions from Iran (which is also broke) and fees and stolen aid supplies from the Red Sea port of Hodeida, the largest Yemen port on the Red Sea and where most of the foreign aid comes in. The government and Arab Coalition finally broke rebel control of the port this year. The rebels can only raise the checkpoint fees so high before the traders realize that it would be cheaper to hire smugglers to get the shipments past the rebel toll keepers.

The rebel budget problems mean the fighting is more desultory and preformationary than ever. Less money means less cash to buy ammo and fuel from local sources, usually black market. Yemen has long supported a thriving black-market economy for just about anything. Sort of a tradition. But six years of civil war have damaged the underlying economy and the rampant theft of foreign aid has dried up that source of sustenance as well. The rebels are still active but mostly to deliver verbal threats or the occasional missile or UAV attack. Iran cannot send as many missile and UAV components so that the ballistic missiles and UAVs can be assembled and armed locally.

https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/articles/20200624.aspx

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PERSGA: Possible Safer oil spill in the Red Sea might halt Hodeida Port operations

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) held on Monday the Houthis fully responsible to any damage that the maritime environment of the region might sustain due to oil spill from the Safer tanker.

The Houthis have persistently banned the repair service to the tanker which has been unchecked since the Houthis took over of Hodeida early 2015.

The Secretary General of the PERSGA, Ziad Abu Ghararah, stated that the condition of the tanker remains unknown and it is hard to forecast what will happen amid the constant rejection by the Houthis on permitting technical teams to check the tanker for doing the required maintenance

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-40398

My comment: Once again the same thing. The Hadi government blocks the Houthi claim to sell the crude on SAFER, thus both parties block any solution.

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Muslim Brotherhood's Socotra setback deals blow to Turkish influence in Yemen

Another wave of Brotherhood escalation is expected in Shabwa province.

Yemeni political sources described ending the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Socotra as an end to Turkey’s attempts to turn the island into its gateway for encroachment in Yemen.

The sources confirmed the existence of a link between the recent tensions in Socotra and the role of leaderships affiliated with Qatar and Turkey. These figures worked to fuel conflicts and to prepare for the pro-Doha current in the Yemeni government to completely take control of the strategic island in the Indian Ocean.

Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood media officials and activists renewed their media attacks on the Saudi-led Arab coalition, accusing it of colluding with the Southern Transitional Council (STC), and called for alternative solutions such as creating a new coalition in Yemen led by Ankara, and establishing an alternative military council to the “legitimacy” camp.

The political sources considered the campaigns assailing the Arab alliance and raising the possibility of Turkish intervention in Yemen in response to the losses incurred by the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen, as indicating the growth of the anti-coalition voices within the legitimate government and its institutions that are dominated by the Reform Party (the Muslim Brotherhood affiliate in Yemen).

https://thearabweekly.com/muslim-brotherhoods-socotra-setback-deals-blow-turkish-influence-yemen = https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-yemen/muslim-brotherhoods-socotra-setback-deals-blow-turkish-influence-yemen

My comment: And again, the Brotherhood-Turkey-Qatar story, just in time when the UAE by its STC puppets had put its grip on Socotra.

(A P)

Cartoon: #Houthis brought nothing but violence and poverty!

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1275063176179007496

(A P)

Was Iran behind the Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia?

The question now is how Saudi Arabia and its allies will respond.

Iran closely follows the battles in Yemen. In the past, Iran has blamed the Houthis for Iranian attacks carried out on the kingdom. For instance the massive drone and cruise missile attack in September 2019 was carried out by Iran yet was blamed initially on the Houthis. A May attack likely carried out from Iraq by Iranian proxies was also blamed on the Houthis.

This is routine way of operating for Iran. It wants a cut-out to make it seem like a group between it and the adversary was responsible – then it can pretend to be innocent. It does this in Iraq, using fake names for new “rogue” groups to carry out rocket attacks on the US. Iran likes layers of deception.

Iran’s Press TV has a long report on the large scale attack that unfolded in the early hours of June 23. This was “retaliation” it says for Saudi Arabia’s “bloody military campaign.” Whose retaliation – Iran’s or the Houthis? The report makes it appear that in fact Iran has a role here. We know that Iran has sent technicians to Yemen and that former IRGC Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani took interest in upping the capabilities of the Houthi rebels – by Seth J. Frantzman

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/was-iran-behind-the-houthi-attack-on-saudi-arabia-632468

and

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Yemen caught in the crosshairs of Iran and others - analysis

The latest Yemen crisis involves the island of Socotra where UAE-backed supporters are accused of a “coup” by pro-Turkish media.

Iranian media has reported that southern Yemen is now linked to “Zionists” claiming that news reports in Israel suggested southern Yemen might one day have a connection to Israel. This is the usual Iranian model of suggesting every enemy is a “Zionist.”

The latest Yemen crisis involves the island of Socotra where UAE-backed supporters are accused of a “coup” by pro-Turkish media. Al-Jazeera and Anadolu media have weighed in, using the usual language they craft to portray one side as good and the other bad. Because Qatar and Turkey oppose the UAE they also oppose any group backed by the UAE.

Were Turkey to try to also involve itself in Yemen, potentially on the side of Iran, that would be a major step. How Ankara would do that is unclear, but Ankara and Doha want to pressure Saudi Arabia, so they may seek to find a way.

More likely, the Yemen conflict is about narratives and intrigue when it comes to Turkey and Qatar – by Seth J. Frantzman

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/yemen-in-the-crosshairs-of-iran-and-others-analysis-632347

My comment: The usual Iran-bashing now is amplified to an Iran-Qatar-Turkey bashing. – That „UAE-backed supporters are accused of a “coup” by pro-Turkish media“ is 100 % bullshit. It’s the Hadi government who accuses the UAE-backed separatists of a coup. Media just adopt this. The narrative of „pro-Turkish media“ hides this dsimply fact and tries to make this accuse sound biased and worthless.

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

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Saudi coalition air raids and shelling day by day

June 22: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/pb.551288185021551.-2207520000../1705650462918645/

June 21: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/pb.551288185021551.-2207520000../1702640113219680/

June 20: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/pb.551288185021551.-2207520000../1702639499886408/

June 19: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/pb.551288185021551.-2207520000../1702639146553110/

June 18: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/1702638156553209/

June 17: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/1702638116553213/

June 16: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/1702638076553217/

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54 airstrikes hit 5 provinces

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100645.htm

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19 Saudi-led airstrikes launches on Marib province

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100609.htm

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Aggression fighter jets wage nine strikes on Marib, Jawf

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100594.htm

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Aggression coalition wage 5 air raids on Hajjah

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100588.htm

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression Launches Dozens of Raids on Al-Baidha’a and Marib

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13610

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13638

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41 airstrikes on 4 provinces

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100425.htm

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Aggression warplanes launch 37 strikes on Bayda

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100454.htm

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Aggression renews air attacks on Marib

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100479.htm

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Aggression combat jets wage six strikes on Hajjah

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100480.htm

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21 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Mairb, Jawf

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100398.htm

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Aggression fighter jet attack Bayda

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100393.htm

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Three aggression airstrikes hit Hajjah

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100390.htm

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Aggression fighter jets target Marib, Jawf seven times

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100332.htm

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warplanes hit 4 provinces

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100310.htm

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Saturday, June 20th, 2020

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13576

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp18

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Southern forces liberate new areas in al-Dhale

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23376

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In Sa'adah, a child dead by his injuries he had last week with Saudi missiles and artillery shells in Shida district

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13638

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Aggression forces escalate in Hodeidah

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100645.htm

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Southern armed forces fail new Houthi attempt to advance in Al-Dhali

https://en.smanews.org/southern-armed-forces-fail-new-houthi-attempt-to-advance-in-al-dhali

Southern armed forces thwart Houthi attack and regain a site in Al-Dhali

https://en.smanews.org/southern-armed-forces-thwart-houthi-attack-and-regain-a-site-in-al-dhali

Dozens of Houthi fighters killed in al-Dhale
http://en.adenpress.news/news/23365

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Houthi-laid landmine explosion injures citizen & his son in Hajjah

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/24/houthi-laid-landmine-explosion-injures-citizen-his-son-in-hajjah/

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Al-Bydha Axis commander: [Hadi gov.] Army moves forward on the ground in Qania front

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/23/al-bydha-axis-commander-army-moves-forward-on-the-ground-in-qania-front/

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[Hadi gov.] Army moves forward & Houthi militia suffers constant defeats in various fronts

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/23/army-moves-forward-houthi-militias-suffers-constant-defeats-in-various-fronts/

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Two Houthi militia leaders killed in northern al-Jawf province: Sources

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/06/24/Two-Houthi-militia-leaders-killed-in-northern-al-Jawf-province-Sources.html

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Yemeni gov't senior officer killed in Houthi attack on Marib

The Houthis advanced during the attack that was accompanied by rocket and artillery support, the source told the Sputnik International.
The Houthi seizure of al-Kasara site, some kilometers away from Marib-Sana'a road, enables the group to cut government troops supply from Marib to the two districts of al-Jada'an and Majzar and parts of Nihm, according to the source.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-18003.html

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Huthi-Rebellen feuern Rakete Richtung Riad ab

Die Huthi-Rebellen im Jemen haben nach eigenen Angaben einen Raketenangriff auf Saudi-Arabien gestartet.

Ziele seien das Verteidigungsministerium und eine Militärbasis in der saudischen Hauptstadt Riad gewesen, erklärte ein Sprecher der Miliz. Die von Saudi-Arabien geführte Militärkoalition teilte mit, man habe eine Rakete abgefangen, die von Sanaa in Richtung der saudischen Hauptstadt Riad unterwegs gewesen sei. Drei weitere Raketen der Huthi seien zudem im Süden Saudi-Arabiens unschädlich gemacht worden. Bereits gestern Abend seien mehrere bewaffnete Drohnen zerstört worden, die ebenfalls Saudi-Arabien zum Ziel gehabt hätten.

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/jemen-huthi-rebellen-feuern-rakete-richtung-riad-ab.1939.de.html?drn:news_id=1144031

und

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Saudi-Koalition fängt Sprengstoffdrohnen aus Jemen ab – Medien

Die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Militärkoalition im Jemen hat Medienberichten zufolge mehrere mit Sprengstoff bestückte Drohnen abgefangen, die von den Huthi-Rebellen gegen das Königreich gestartet worden waren.

Ziel der Drohnen seien zivile Objekte in Saudi-Arabien gewesen, berichten saudische Massenmedien am Montagabend. Alle Drohnen seien von der Luftabwehr zerstört worden.

https://de.sputniknews.com/politik/20200623327409166-saudi-koalition-faengt-sprengstoffdrohnen-aus-jemen-ab--medien/

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[Sanaa gov.] Armed forces implement fourth deterrence balance operation in capital of Saudi enemy

Yemen's armed forces on Tuesday carried out the largest offensive operation, the fourth deterrent balance, targeting the capital of the Saudi enemy with a large number of ballistic missiles, wings, and drone forces.

In a statement issued by the armed forces, Saba got a copy of it, that the offensive operation targeted military headquarters and military centers in the capital of the Saudi enemy, Riyadh, with al-Quds and Dhi-al-Fiqar missiles, and three Sammad drones.

The statement also indicated that the offensive operation targeted the Ministry of Defense and Intelligence, Salman Air Force Base, and military sites in Jizan and Najran regions.

It stressed that this operation comes in response to the continuation of the unjust siege and brutal aggression against the Yemeni people.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100538.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13617

and

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[Sanaa gov.] Army reveals new missile weapon in 4th deterrent balance operation

The Armed Forces Spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Sarie, said on Tuesday that a new long-range winged missile was used during the fourth deterrence balance operation that targeted military headquarters and centers in the Saudi aggression state.

The spokesman affirmed that the new weapon used during the fourth deterrenc

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100564.htm

and

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Targeting Saudi military targets comes to respond to coalition crimes, siege: [Sanaa] Gov't spokesman

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100579.htm

and

(A K pH)

[Sanaa gov.] PM appreciates 4th deterrence balance operation against Saudi military targets

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100578.htm

and

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Abdulsalam: 4th Balanced Deterrence Op Indicates Even More Intense Military Ops

The coalition of the US-Saudi aggression must deal seriously with the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation, which indicates even more intense military operations, the head of the National Delegation Mohamed Abdulsalam said in Tuesday

the aggression and lifting the siege are a humanitarian and national goal for our oppressed Yemeni people,” Abdulsalam wrote in a post published on his Twitter page.

“The coalition of aggression must deal seriously with the 4th Balanced Deterrence Operation, which indicates, God willing, what is more severe,” he added.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13618

and more https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13637

and

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The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception and Destruction A Ballistic Missile Launched by the Terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi Militia from (Sana’a) Toward the Kingdom

Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki “Joint Coalition Forces have successfully intercepted and destroyed this morning (Tuesday) a ballistic missile launched by the terrorist Houthi militia from (Sana’a) toward Riyadh in a hostile, deliberate and systematic operation to target civilians and civilian objects.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101064

My comment: Once again; here just 4 times “terrorist”. As the missiles had been shot down, nobody really could conclude what the targets actually were. The Houthis told they had targeted military sites:

and

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Yemen's Houthis reach Saudi capital with missiles for first time since COVID ceasefire

Two large explosions could be heard in Riyadh near dawn and smoke billowed into the sky. The Houthis said they had hit the Saudi defence ministry and a military base, while a Saudi-led military coalition said it had shot a missile down, making no reference to targets.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi/yemens-houthis-reach-saudi-capital-with-missiles-for-first-time-since-covid-ceasefire-idUSKBN23U0KA

Yemen's Houthis say they launched missile, drone attack on Riyadh

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it launched a large missile and drone attack deep in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday that struck the defence ministry and a military base in Riyadh, but the kingdom said it blocked the assault.

A Reuters witness in the capital heard two loud blasts and saw billows of smoke in the sky over Riyadh close to dawn. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-yemen-security-saudi/yemens-houthis-say-they-launched-missile-drone-attack-on-riyadh-idUKKBN23U0LH

Film: https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1275439719589933056

and

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Saudi Arabian Cities Come Under Attack From Yemeni Rebels

Saudi Arabia came under a missile and drone attack from Iran-backed Yemen rebels that targeted the capital and other cities, as international efforts to end their five-year war have floundered.

Saudi air defenses intercepted at least four ballistic missiles launched by Houthi rebels at Riyadh, Najran and Jazan, and also destroyed eight explosives-laden drones, state-run Saudi Press Agency reported early on Tuesday.

Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saree said the attacks targeted the Defense Ministry, a military base and intelligence and other locations in the three cities. The rebels also vowed to carry out more powerful strikes, according to their Al Masirah news channel.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/saudi-arabia-comes-under-missile-063229467.html

and also https://www.rt.com/newsline/492673-houthis-missile-drone-saudi/

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-riyadh-houthis-saudi-arabia-attack-deep-inside-tv

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/saudi-coalition-shoots-houthi-ballistic-missiles-drones-200623073541760.html

https://apnews.com/aab61a999bf860b4ee904871a66d5ee4

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/06/houthi-fire-missiles-saudi-arabia-riyadh.html

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Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception and Destruction of (8) Bomb-Laden UAVs, (3) Ballistic Missiles Launched by the Terrorist, Iran-Backed Houthi Militia to Target Civilians in the Kingdom

Statement by the Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen COL Turki Al-Malki: “The terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia launched Monday (23 June 2020) evening (8) bomb-laden UAVs targeting civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom, all intercepted and destroyed by Joint Coalition forces. And (3) ballistic missiles from (Sa’dah) governorate toward the Kingdom. Joint Coalition Forces intercepted (2) ballistic missiles toward (Najran) and (1) ballistic missile toward (Jazan).

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101046

My comment: The Houthis generally target Saudi military targets, mostly air force bases, from where fighter jets bombing Yemen are starting. If “target innocent civilians, civilian objects and residential area, threaten the lives of hundreds of civilians in a deliberate, systematic manner and purposely cause major damage among civilians“ really is “terrorist” (this word is used 7 times here), this would perfectly describe Saudi warfare in Yemen.

and

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Saudi Cabinet denounces attacks by Yemen's Houthis on Saudi Arabia: SPA

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-security-yemen/saudi-cabinet-denounces-attacks-by-yemens-houthis-on-saudi-arabia-spa-idUSKBN23U39Z

and

(A K P)

Yemeni [Hadi] government condemns Houthi militia's launching of ballistic missiles towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Yemeni government condemned in the strongest terms the renewed attacks with drones and ballistic missiles on the cities of Saudi Arabia by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia.
The spokesperson for the Yemeni government, Rajeh Badi, in a statement to the official Yemeni news agency said that these attacks reveal the reality of these terrorist militias and their allegations of peace and put them to the test in front of regional and international public opinion.
The Yemeni government affirmed its support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and its absolute support for its right to defend itself and confront the terrorist Houthi militia supported by Iran.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101537

and the other Saudi allies’ / vassals’ / puppets’ statements:

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101775

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/23/gcc-secretary-general-condemns-houthi-militia-missiles-attacks-on-saudi-arabia/

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101531

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101358

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101248

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101244

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101208

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101156

and the Western allies:

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/yemen/events/article/saudi-arabia-yemen-missiles-launched-at-saudi-territory-23-jun-20

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101536

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2101439

(A K pS)

Southern armed forces respond to Houthi attack in #Al-Dhali

https://en.smanews.org/southern-armed-forces-respond-to-houthi-attack-in-al-dhali

(A K pH)

New [Sanaa gov.] Yemeni offensive in Asir

https://www.uprising.today/new-yemeni-offensive-in-asir/

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

(A K pS)

Clashes between Southern Resistance and Houthi militias in Thera of Abyan front

https://en.smanews.org/clashes-between-southern-resistance-and-houthi-militias-in-thera-of-abyan-front

(A K pS)

Several Houthi militia killed and injured in Al-Bayda

http://en.26sepnews.net/2020/06/21/several-houthi-militia-killed-and-injured-in-al-bayda/

(A K pS)

KSrelief Masam Project Dismantles 1,112 Mines in Yemen during Third Week of June

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center's project for clearing mines in Yemen (Masam) demined 1,112 mines during the third week of June 2020, including five antipersonnel mines, 321 anti-tank mines, 772 unexploded ordnance and 14 explosive devices.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2100472

(A K pH)

Four civilians wounded in Saudi shelling of Yemen's Saada (+Video)

The Al-Masirah news channel has on Wednesday released video footage showing the aftermath of Saudi-led artillery shelling on populated villages in border districts in Saada province

The Al-Masirah news channel has on Wednesday released video footage showing the aftermath of Saudi-led artillery shelling on populated villages in border districts in Saada province
At three children and an old woman were injured on Saturday in Saudi army’s bombing on residential villages in Shada district of the same province, in a new crime added to a series of crimes and massacres committed by Saudi-led coalition against Yemeni civilians.
“Saudi missile and artillery shelling targeted the district of Shada, west of the province, after Friday prayers, destroyed a house of a citizen over the heads of his residents,” said the Office of the Ministry of Public Health and Population in the Rescue Government in Saada governorate.
“Four civilians (three children and an elderly woman)، were wounded in the attack on the Shada border district ,” the office added.

https://en.abna24.com/news//four-civilians-wounded-in-saudi-shelling-of-yemens-saada-video_1048593.html

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

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Video: 8 Houthis killed in south Hodeidah

At least eight Houthi fighters were killed following a failed attempt to sneak into the liberated areas in the south of Hodeidah governorate, Al-Amalika Media Centre reported.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuQeq4O9-lE

(A K pS)

Houthi militias target the city of Altheta and cause severe damage to the homes of citizens

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

(A H K pH)

Food Aid Awaits Entry Security for those Trapped in Ad-Durayhimi

[Sanaa gov.] Acting Governor of Hodeidah, Mohammad Ayyash Quhim and First Deputy Governor, Ahmed Al-Bishri, on Tuesday, inspected the contents of the food aid convoy, which was provided by the local authority with a wide popular contribution from the people of the governorate.

The food aid convoy was then delivered to the United Nations office in order to secure its entry into the city of Ad-Durayhimi, which is under siege by coalition forces and armed men for nearly two years.

Quhim and Al-Bishri denounced during the inspection visit the complicity and continuous negligence of the United Nations and the absence of its role in relation to the siege, war crimes and genocide committed by the coalition of aggression and its recruits.

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13641

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13638

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 94 in Hodiedah over 24 hours

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100606.htm

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 80 violations in Hodeidah in 24 hours

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100509.htm

(A K pH)

violations continue in Hodeidah

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100510.htm

(A K pH)

Violations of aggression forces continue in Hodeidah

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100425.htm

(A K pH)

Saudi-led aggression carries out 67 violations in Hodeidah

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100395.htm

(A K pH)

Aggression forces' violations in Hodeidah continue

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100310.htm

(A K pH)

US-Saudi Aggression’s Daily Update for Saturday, June 20th, 2020

https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=13576

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

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Plagegeister

Seit Monaten ziehen Heuschrecken über die Felder Ostafrikas. In wenigen Tagen drohen sie nach Norden zu ziehen. Und noch mehr Schaden anzurichten

Aus dem Weltall betrachtet, ist die Rub al-Chali eine riesige gelbrötliche Fläche. Sie erstreckt sich vom südlichen Saudi-Arabien bis in die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, den Jemen und den Oman. Die größte zusammenhängende Sandwüste der Welt. Hier liegt der Ursprung einer Katastrophe, die in Ostafrika seit Monaten sowohl die Ernährungssicherheit als auch ganze Existenzen bedroht. Milliarden von Wüstenheuschrecken breiten sich über den Kontinent aus, zerstören Getreidefelder und Weiden. Jetzt könnten sie bis in die Westsahara ziehen und damit das Ausmaß einer Plage erreichen.

In der Wüste fiel so viel Regen, dass sich die Heuschrecken rasend vermehrten

Und als die Wüste wieder austrocknete, erhoben sich Wellen von Schwärmen und flogen nach Saudi-Arabien, in den Iran und den Jemen. Im südwestlichen Iran fielen zu der Zeit die stärksten Regenfälle des 21. Jahrhunderts, und auch in den anderen Ländern war das Wetter für die Heuschrecken so günstig, dass sie sich trotz Bekämpfung rasend schnell vermehren konnten. Vor einem Jahr erreichten sie das Horn von Afrika.

https://www.zeit.de/2020/27/heuschreckenplage-ostafrika-nordafrika-landwirtschaft

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How To Track Desert Locust Swarms

Billions of desert locusts are swarming across East Africa, multiplying in numbers over several months of favorable rain and breeding conditions, creating what the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called an “unprecedented threat to food security,” and the worst locust upsurge in East Africa in seventy years.

“We do have a chance to nip this problem in the bud, but that’s not what we’re doing at the moment. We’re running out of time,” said Mark Lowcock, UN undersecretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief.

Recognizing the urgent need for informed control operations, and locust tracking, the UN has published several comprehensive datasets and open source tools. In particular, there are four crucial aspects to analyzing the locust insurgency: movement, weather and climate, containment efforts for locust breeding, and agricultural impact.

In this guide, we will take a deep dive into the public data and tools that will allow individual investigators to understand and monitor a rapidly evolving international six-legged crisis.

The best resource to track the locust development is Locust Hub, a centralized data source organized by the United Nations FAO. The portal offers a geographic and time sensitive visualization of both hopper groups and swarms. The data is concatenated from reports to the FAO from affected countries

https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/2020/06/23/how-to-track-desert-locust-swarms/

(A H)

158 stranded people arrive in Aden from Egypt

A plane carrying 158 stranded people of Yemeni nationality landed on Tuesday at Aden International Airport coming from Cairo.
All the passengers were subjected to covid-19 tests by the Egyptian health authorities before departure, to make sure that they are free from infection.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/23362

(A)

[Fake News auf Grund völliger Ahnungslosigkeit]

Jemen: Waffenruhe für abgelegene Insel Sokotra

Sanaa (dpa) - Im Streit um eine abgelegene Insel im Indischen Ozean haben sich die Separatisten im Jemen nach Angaben aus Saudi-Arabien auf eine Waffenruhe mit der Regierung in Sanaa geeinigt. Die Regierung und die Separatisten des sogenannten Südlichen Übergangsrats (STC) hätten einem Ende der Kämpfe auf Sokotra zugestimmt, teilte die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Militärkoalition am Montag mit. Die beiden Konfliktparteien äußerten sich zunächst nicht.

https://www.greenpeace-magazin.de/ticker/jemen-waffenruhe-fuer-abgelegene-insel-sokotra

Mein Kommentar: 1. Die „Regierung in Sanaa“ ist überhaupt nicht betroffen. Es geht um die Hadi-Regierung, die derzeit in Riyadh sitzt. 2. Auf eine Waffenruhe haben sich die beiden Seiten noch nicht geeinigt, sie haben lediglich auf eine Forderung der Saudis nach Umsetzung eines Friedensabkommens positiv reagiert (und der STC schon wieder einen halben Rückzieher gemacht). 3. Bei einem geplanten Waffenstillstand geht es um die Kämpfe in der Provinz Abyan und nicht um Sokotra. Auf Sokotra hat man nur über eine Waffenruhe gesprochen.

DPA-Nachrichten wie bei Radio Eriwan: Frage an Radio Eriwan: "Ist es wahr, das der Kosmonaut Juri Gagarin eine Reise in die USA gewonnen hat?" Antwort: "Im Prinzip ja, aber es war nicht der Kosmonaut Juri Gagarin, sondern ein Rentner, und er hieß nicht Juri, sondern Oleg, und auch nicht Gagarin, sondern Gaganoff und es war nicht in die USA sondern in Kiew und er hat keine Reise gewonnen, sondern ein Fahrrad und er hat es auch nicht gewonnen, sondern es wurde ihm gestohlen!"

(A)

Massive fire caused by oil warehouse explosion destroys homes in Yemen’s Sanaa

Dozens of homes and private properties in Yemen’s capital Sanaa were destroyed as a petroleum product warehouse belonging to a black market trader exploded, causing a fire to break out Monday night, local residents told Al Arabiya.

The fire had reportedly started in a house owned by Naji al-Hakim, which was used to store petroleum derivatives that are sold on the black market.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2020/06/23/Massive-fire-caused-by-oil-warehouse-explosion-destroys-homes-in-Yemen-s-Sanaa-.html

Film https://twitter.com/eMSzn2SrqKZ8RHH/status/1275179921598550016 = https://twitter.com/HanaalShowafi/status/1275161706881331201

Photo: https://twitter.com/BelqeesRights/status/1275561646933651464

and

(A)

Capital Sanaa civil defense extinguishes fire broke out in oil derivatives warehouse

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3100513.htm

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41 Yemen Photos

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/noorwkhan/yemen/

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Beautiful Yemen photos

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1274788941431017472

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1274690800065150978

https://twitter.com/AhmadAlgohbary/status/1274417205204189184

https://twitter.com/AlsameiAbdullah/status/1275123879086784512

https://twitter.com/HanaalShowafi/status/1275144120458231808

(A)

This morning, eclipse was documented in Aden and Sanaa by two amazing young photographers. Many others took good shots of it and many more enjoyed the scene.

https://twitter.com/HanaalShowafi/status/1274699301411831809

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Your morning comes with beautiful paintings of ordinary Yemeni women who are diverse and different in many ways! Paintings by the artist Hakim alAkel (photos)

https://twitter.com/HanaalShowafi/status/1275707083338534912

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Films, Yemeni music: Faisal_ Alawi # Yemeni Music

https://twitter.com/TubeU_twt/status/1275837899003420672

I wish God and the days were seconds Ahmed Al-Senaidar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hje_40Au8BQ

Osama Al-Absi

https://twitter.com/qat_music/status/1274116986839150592

Vorige / Previous:

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

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-660 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-660:

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

08:44 25.06.2020
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