Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 809b - Yemen War Mosaic 809b

Yemen Press Reader 809b: 6. Juni 2022: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 809, cp7 - cp19 / June 6, 2022: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 809, cp7 - cp19

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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 809, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 809, part 1:

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

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

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Söldner / Mercenaries

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

cp19 Sonstiges / Other

Klassifizierung / Classification




(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

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / Look at cp1

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UN: Yemen’s warring sides resume talks on ending Taiz siege

Yemen’s warring parties resumed talks Sunday on reopening roads in Taiz and other provinces, the United Nations said, after they agreed to renew a nationwide cease-fire.

The U.N. mission to Yemen said delegations from the internationally recognized government and the country’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels began their second round of direct discussion in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

The mission did not provide further details.

The two sides did not reach an agreement on lifting the rebels blockade of Taiz, Yemen’s third largest city, in their first round of talks late last month.

Reopening the roads around Taiz and elsewhere in Yemen is part of a truce the U.N. brokered early in April.

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Houthi reopening Taiz roads blows up UN efforts: [Aden] Yemeni gov't

The Houthi announcement of reopening roads in Taiz breaks the core of the ongoing talks and blows up the UN efforts in this regard, the Yemeni government delegation to the talks said on Saturday evening.
By its one-sided measure to open a dirt, unknown road, the Houthi group tries to "thwart the UN efforts and circumvent the ongoing negotiations," head of the government delegation said in a statement.
"This step is a Houthi attempt to impose their own unilateral vision.., and unveils intentions to renege commitments stated in the truce," Abdul Karim Shaiban added.
The government official called on the UN special envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, to curb these "uncovered maneuvers, and pressure the Houthis into stopping these fraises and respecting the ongoing talks."


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Sanaa announces unilateral initiative, opens important road leading to Taiz City

The National Salvation Government in Sanaa launched a unilateral initiative and started to lift dirt barriers in preparation for opening of a road that lead to the city of Taiz.

The local authority in the province confirmed that it had begun implementing a unilateral initiative and opening an important road leading to the city of Taiz in response to the directives of the revolutionary and political leadership.

“Today, at the 50th Street crossing leading to Taiz city through the Madinat al-Nur to Bir Pasha, we are here preparing to open the road in response to the revolutionary and political leadership’s directives to overcome difficulties for citizens,” said [Sanaa gov.] Taiz Governor Abdul Rahman Bejash.

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Negotiation 1st round initiative on reopening roads still in place: Houthis

Participation in the second round of talks on ending Taiz siege and reopening the city's main roads builds on the previous discussions and outcomes concluded at the first round, Houthi senior negotiator to the talks said on Saturday.
The initiative made at the first round is still in place and helps open many roads in Taiz and other provinces, Yahiya al-Rozami added.
The truce extension is a chance that should be captured by the "other party to show goodwill and apply the truce's provisions stalled in the last period," the Houthi official said.

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[Aden] Government says the OHCHR's briefing on truce extension is misleading

The Yemeni government has described the OHCHR's briefing on truce extension as misleading in that it used a false equivalence tone to assign the blame for truce violations, despite the government's commitment and Houthis gross violations./Taiz Time

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The Sana'a government confirmed today that the issues of employee salaries and basic services are at the forefront of the issues that Sanaa raises in all negotiations and is exerting pressure for them. "Salaries and basic services are the most important issues that we are pressing," said a member of the Sana'a Authority's negotiating delegation, Abdul-Malik al-Ajri, in a post on the Twitter platform. He added: "President Al-Mashat announced the allocation of Hodeidah port's revenues to salaries, but assuming that 9 ships enter the port of Hodeidah per month, its revenues do not exceed ten billion riyals, barely enough for half a salary every 3 months, and the usual coverage of salaries and services from oil and gas."

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[Sanaa gov.] Military Negotiating Committee Arrives in Jordanian Capital to Participate in 2nd Round of Truce

The Military Negotiating Committee arrived in the Jordanian capital from Muscat to participate in the second round of discussions.

The Chairman of the Committee Major General Yahya Abdullah Al-Razami confirmed that the participation in the second round of discussions comes in implementation of the outcomes of the first round.

"The extension of the truce is an opportunity that must be exploited by the aggression party to show good intentions and implement the provisions that have stumbled during the last period," Al-Razami said.

He explained that the initiative that was launched during the first round of discussions is still valid and helps open many roads in Taiz and other governorates.

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[Aden] Yemeni gov't: Houthis hinder Jordan talks second round

The Houthi group hinders the start of the Jordan-hosted second round of talks on ending Taiz's siege and reopening the roads in the southwestern city, the Yemeni government delegation to talks said Friday, hours after the two rivals announced approval to extend the 2-month truce.
With the UN special envoy to Yemen serving as a mediator, a new round of negotiations was expected to start in Amman to discuss a UN proposal to reopen roads in Taiz and other Yemeni areas as stated in the UN truce.
The persistent absence of Houthi team hampers the progress of talks to lift the siege imposed on Taiz for 7 years, the government delegation said in a statement.

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Consolidating Fuel and Gas Revenues Is Solution To Disbursing State Employees Salaries

The head of the [Sanaa gov.] National Delegation confirmed that adding up fuel and gas revenues under, the control of the US-Saudi aggression, with the revenues of Hodeidah's port is the solution to disbursing salaries to the employees and retirees.

"We always ask the United Nations to add up revenues, and the Economic Committee is fully prepared to discuss if the Saudi side is ready," Mohammed Abdulsalam tweeted on Friday evening.

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Sanaa residents demand extending the UN-brokered truce

"This truce brings about many benefits to citizens", 42-year-old Mehdi told Al Mayadeen English. "For me, there are no airstrikes at the airport that are terrorizing us."

"Personally, I’ve gained nothing from this truce; the ones who received benefit were the passengers", Adel Mehdi told Al Mayadeen English.

"I wish the truce can be extended, and the war could stop," Mehdi, father of three children, said.

"If the truce is not extended, it means the war and the blockade will be renewed; Sanaa Airport and Al-Hudaydah port will be closed", he added.

"There will be relief if the truce is extended", Mehdi said.

Mehdi addressed the warring sides, saying, "Find a solution to end the war as quickly as possible. People are fed up with this situation. I'm the first one suffering; my house is in front of Sanaa Airport's gate and my shops are closed because the airport had been closed for six months."

"It [sound of commercial flights] reminds me of days of peace, that is, before 2015, before Saudi Arabia launched its aggression against Yemen," Umm Mohammed told Al Mayadeen English.

"I wish life will remain as it is now, no war and no bombardment," she added.

"Personally, I’ve gained nothing from this truce, but it brought us peace, and no more civilians are killed," Umm Mohammed said. "We hope they [warring parties] agree to end the war rather than just extending the truce."

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Konfliktparteien im Jemen begrüßen Verlängerung des UN-vermittelten Waffenstillstandes

Die jemenitischen Kriegsparteien haben am Donnerstag ihre Unterstützung für die von den Vereinten Nationen angekündigte Verlängerung des Waffenstillstands im Land um weitere zwei Monate signalisiert, wie die amtliche chinesische Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua berichtete.

Raschad al-Alimi, Vorsitzender des jemenitischen Präsidialrats (PLC), begrüßte die Verlängerung Stunden nach deren Ankündigung durch den UN-Sondergesandten Hans Grundberg, wie regierungsnahe jemenitische Medien berichteten.

limi betonte außerdem, dass der Präsidialrat und die jemenitische Regierung "alle Bemühungen unterstützen, um den Bemühungen des UN-Sondergesandten zum Erfolg zu verhelfen und die Huthi-Milizen dazu zu bringen, ihre Verpflichtungen in Bezug auf die Öffnung der Grenzübergänge von Taizz zu erfüllen".

Mahdi al-Maschat, Vorsitzender des politischen Rates der Huthis, sagte derweil, dass die Huthis die Verlängerung ebenfalls als einen positiven Schritt begrüßten. Der Huthi-Sprecher betonte dabei das Ziel, "das Leiden der Bürger zu lindern", so der von den Huthis geführte Fernsehsender al-Masirah TV.

Der Huthi-Sprecher sagte, er habe einen Brief von Grundberg und Botschaften "befreundeter Länder" erhalten, die die Huthi-Führung davon überzeugt hätten, dem Waffenstillstand eine weitere Chance zu geben. Maschat fügte hinzu:

"Wir hoffen, dass die Verlängerung die Verzögerungen bei der Umsetzung des Waffenstillstands beheben wird, die in den letzten zwei Monaten aufgetreten sind."


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Security Council Press Statement on Yemen (3 June 2022)

The members of the Security Council welcomed the 2 June extension of the truce [in Yemen]. They reiterated their appreciation for the measures taken by the parties to uphold the truce, which has led to real and tangible benefits for the Yemeni people, including a significant reduction in civilian casualties. In particular, they welcomed the Government of Yemen’s flexibility in enabling the entry of fuel ships into Hodeida and enabling flights between Sana’a and Amman and Sana’a and Cairo and commended the support of regional partners. They welcomed that the truce has enabled the parties to meet directly under UN auspices. They expressed concern about the grave humanitarian impact of the continued road closures around Taiz and called upon the Houthis to act with flexibility in negotiations and immediately open the main roads.

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Iran begrüßt die Verlängerung des Waffenstillstands im Jemen um weitere zwei Monate

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Iran welcomes extension of ceasefire in Yemen

Saeed Khatibzadeh, in response to the two-month extension of the ceasefire in Yemen, said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran hopes that in the light of these efforts, we will witness the complete lifting of the siege, the establishment of a lasting ceasefire, and the achievement of a political solution."

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VAE begrüßen Verlängerung des Waffenstillstands im Jemen

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UAE welcomes extension of truce in Yemen

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[Aden gov.] Yemeni President says Houthis closed all de-escalation windows

The Iranian-backed Houthi group has closed every door in the face of all the de-escalation efforts to end the 8-year-old war in Yemen, President of the Yemeni Leadership Council (LC) said on Wednesday.
The Houthis still send defiant messages at every occasion, even at dialogue table, Rashad al-Alimi added at a meeting with EU ambassadors in the Aden-based Ma'asheeq Palace.
His accusations come as the UN and international mediators exert efforts to persuade the Yemeni rivals into extending the two-month truce declared by the UN on 2 April.

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Yemen truce is a ‘stepping stone’ towards sustainable peace, says UN

Government official tells 'The National' that 'it takes two to tango' to achieve a lasting ceasefire

The extended truce “will consolidate the benefits we have already seen in the last two months,” a UN official close to the talks told The National.

“The truce is a stepping stone that would lead us to more sustainable arrangements on priority issues and to enter into a political dialogue,” said the official.

“We hope to see more and immediate progress on the negotiations on opening the roads in Taez and other governorates, the continuation of regular commercial flights and continued unhindered access to fuel and basic services,” the official said.

Going forward, the UN is pushing for more in-depth discussions between the warring sides on key issues such as security and the economy to reach a “durable arrangement that will stay beyond the truce”.

The ultimate goal is the comprehensive political settlement and how to comprehensively end the conflict,” the official said.

The [Aden] government has repeatedly said “it will spare no effort to mitigate the suffering of Yemenis,” Marwan Ali Noman, Yemen's deputy permanent representative to the UN said.

“The government has made huge concessions in order for the truce to succeed and hold, despite the many violations committed by the Houthi militias,” Mr Noman told The National.

“As they say, it takes two to tango,” he said.

Lifting the siege of Taez for example “will be a testimony to the Houthis' intentions and seriousness to bring about peace to Yemen and to make an end to the sufferings of Yemenis,” he said.

Mr Noman said the UN and international community have a “moral obligation to exercise maximum pressure on the Houthis” to fulfil their end of the deal.

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Press briefing notes on Yemen

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell

It is therefore all the more welcome from our human rights perspective that parties to the conflict – the internationally recognised government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Ansar Allah movement – have now agreed to extend the truce for a further two months.

Between 2 April and 1 June, the UN Human Rights Office in Yemen, as part of its ongoing work monitoring and documenting civilian casualties, gathered preliminary information indicating that at least 19 civilians were killed and 32 injured in some 20 incidents of conflict-related violence.

The majority of these casualties were caused by landmines, including improvised mines, and explosive remnants of war.

Given the widespread use of landmines, despite their indiscriminate effects, and the presence of unexploded ordnance, particularly in Hudaydah, this trend is unfortunately expected to continue as people venture into contaminated areas.

We urge the parties to make serious efforts to ensure that roads into the city of Ta’izz are reopened.

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Audio: Yemen truce extended

A truce between warring parties in Yemen, first implemented on April 2, has been renewed. Host Marco Werman speaks with Hisham al-Omeisy, senior Yemen adviser for the European Institute for Peace. He talks about what was accomplished in the first two months of the truce, and what its extension represents to Yemenis after more than seven years of war.

how improvement to humanitarian conditions in #Yemen could help end the war

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Film: Why is today's renewal of the Yemen truce so important? Elisabeth Kendall on Al Jazeera News (2 June 2022) (snippet)

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Abdulsalam: Extending Truce for Humanitarian Reasons, Saudi Side Must Meet Commitments

The head of the [Sanaa gov.] National Delegation confirmed that the extension of the truce was accepted for humanitarian reasons, provided that what was not met by the US-Saudi aggression during the past two months will be compensated for.

"After a long discussion with the United Nations and other parties and communicating with the President of the Supreme Political Council, it was decided to accept the extension of the UN-sponsored truce," Mohammed Abdulsalam tweeted on Thursday evening.

He stressed that "The difference will be based on the extent to which the Saudi side adheres to its commitments, so that a comprehensive understanding of the humanitarian situation is conducted."

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Secretary-General's statement on extension of nationwide truce in Yemen

I welcome the agreement by the Government of Yemen and the Houthis to renew the truce in Yemen for an additional two months under the same terms as the original agreement.

The truce has also enabled the parties to meet directly under UN auspices to commence negotiations for the reopening of roads in Taiz and other governorates and the implementation of nationwide military de-escalation mechanisms.

I strongly urge the parties to complete the full implementation of the terms of the truce without delay in order to uphold the interests of all Yemenis, who continue to suffer from one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. =

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Film: Stockholm+50, Yemen, Mali & other topics - Daily Press Briefing (2 June 2022)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Abdul Salam reveals new details about extending UN truce in Yemen

Head of the Sanaa negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdul-Salam, affirmed on Thursday that the extension of the humanitarian truce in Yemen for additional two months took place after President Mahdi al-Mashat responded to a UN message.

Abdul Salam said on Twitter: “After a long discussion with the United Nations and other parties and submitting an international message to the President of the Supreme Political Council, it was able to accept the extension of the armistice for humanitarian reasons provided that what has not been completed during the past two months will be done.”

“The lesson is the extent to which the other party adheres to its commitments, so that a comprehensive study of the humanitarian situation is conducted,” he added.

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The United States Welcomes the Truce Extension in Yemen

We are grateful for the efforts of UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg as well as those of our own Special Envoy, Tim Lenderking, who has worked closely across our government and with the UN and our international partners to achieve this extension. We also appreciate the support of the Governments of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, and Oman in helping secure the truce.

The United States urges the parties to cooperate fully with Special Envoy Grundberg as he builds on the truce toward a comprehensive and inclusive peace process. The parties must continue to uphold their responsibilities under the truce and work together to improve the lives of Yemenis, to include immediately opening roads to the city of Taiz, where hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have suffered for far too long.

My comment: Bla bla.

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PresidentBiden Statement on the UN-Mediated Truce Extension inYemen

Ending the war in Yemen has been a priority of my administration. I am grateful for the tireless work of my Special Envoy Tim Lenderking, and the UN’s Envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg. Their work, however, is not finished. I urge all parties to move expeditiously towards a comprehensive and inclusive peace process. Our diplomacy will not rest until a permanent settlement is in place.

My comment: Bla bla.

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US State Dep.: Welcoming the Resumption of Flights Between Sana’a, Yemen and Cairo, Egypt

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Red Cross calls for turning Yemen's truce into permanent cease-fire

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Yemen: IRC welcomes 2 month truce extension

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UNICEF welcomes two-month extension of truce in Yemen

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Oxfam's reaction to the extension of Truce in Yemen

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NRC: Yemen truce extension a serious commitment to end senseless suffering

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Al-Mashat: [Sanaa gov.] SPC's acceptance of truce extension aims to alleviate citizens' suffering

President of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi Al-Mashat, on Thursday said the Council's acceptance to extend the armistice aimed to alleviate the suffering of the citizens.

"It is also to allow achieving a real progress in the reopening of roads, the sustainability of flights, the smooth arrival of ships, the actual commitment to the terms of the armistice, the non-facing of obstacles, and the cessation of military violations," President Al-Mashatsaid, stressing that "all this will remain under close supervision and monitoring during the coming period."

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Palpable peace for now in Yemen

The extension of a ceasefire that has brought tangible benefits may persuade rival factions to seek a permanent peace

or what has been one of the world’s longest civil wars, peace now means far more than the absence of conflict

It is still uncertain if the truce will hold and renew the promise of democratic unity that began in Yemen during the 2011 Arab Spring. Talks to end the war have been a bellwether for how much the two main rivals in the Middle East – Iran and Saudi Arabia – want to get along and end a proxy competition in Yemen. With each country facing internal challenges, support of external wars has been an expensive indulgence

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Yemen’s Improbable Truce Hangs in the Balance

A two-month truce between the Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition expires today, and international negotiators are scrambling for an extension.

That the truce has held thus far is an encouraging sign considering so many cease-fire attempts before now have almost immediately failed, Kate Kizer, a Yemen expert and senior nonresident fellow at the Center for International Policy, told Foreign Policy.

“When a truce holds, it shows that the major warring parties in theory have command and control of their forces, which is critical to actually ending a conflict,” she said.

While it’s a start, Kizer would prefer things go further, with the Saudi-led coalition announcing an indefinite end to its intervention in return for a border security agreement with the Houthis.

Such a move would allow a focus on the internal dynamics that drove the war to begin with. Kizer recommends a Yemen peace conference, hosted by the two major negotiators in the conflict, U.N. envoy Hans Grundberg and U.S. envoy Timothy Lenderking, which would bring in members across Yemen’s society to chart a path forward.

Such a conference would build off 2014’s national dialogue, which called for sweeping reforms that the ensuing civil war ensured never got off the ground

“There’s all this rich context to where Yemen was prior to the war, it’s really a mistake to throw that out and not actually use it to our advantage to alleviate as much suffering as we can, but also ensure that this process actually reflects the needs of the Yemeni people, not only now but in the future,” Kizer said.

The push for peace comes as Saudi Arabia and the United States continue an awkward dance since the arrival of Joe Biden to the White House.

Biden has walked back his campaign claims to make Riyadh a pariah, and he will visit the kingdom later this month, where he may meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler—and someone who Biden has been careful to avoid thus far.

It’s less about any budding friendship and more about concerns both at home and in Europe, with rising oil prices helping drive up living costs and causing political headaches ahead of U.S. midterm elections in November.

Whatever his personal animus toward the crown prince, Biden needs OPEC’s largest oil producer to convince the cartel to pump more oil and help bring down prices.

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[Aden gov.] Yemen PM expresses support for extending truce in meeting with US envoy

Yemen’s Prime Minister expressed support for extending a truce in the war-torn country in a meeting with US officials on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Dr Maeen Saeed “asserted that the ambassador will receive all cooperation from the government side,” according to a twitter post from the Yemen Prime Minister’s account.

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UNO und USA drängen zur Verlängerung des Waffenstillstands im Jemen

Der Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen Antonio Guterres hat betont, dass es notwendig sei, den Waffenstillstand im ganzen Territorium Jemens zu verlängern und ihn für zwei Monaten ernsthaft einzuhalten.

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Yemen truce hangs in balance as extension talks falter

A fragile UN-brokered truce between the Yemeni government and Huthi rebels hung in the balance Wednesday as talks on renewing it hit trouble, threatening the humanitarian gains of the past two months.

Aid agencies and Western governments have urged Yemen's warring parties to extend the truce, which has significantly reduced the intensity of fighting in a conflict the United Nations says has triggered the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

But with just one day before the truce expires, there was no sign of any breakthrough in UN-backed talks.

Despite accusations of violations from both the Saudi-led coalition and the Huthi rebels, the truce has significantly reduced levels of violence.

Talks in 'trouble'

The Huthis have said they are considering renewing the ceasefire amid UN efforts to extend the truce.

But on Tuesday, the United States warned the truce talks were in "trouble" as it pushed for an extension to help support millions of people at risk.

Talks on extending the ceasefire "haven't ended yet but seem to be in a bit of trouble", the US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said.

Aid agencies have urged Yemen's warring parties to extend the truce, saying it had "positive humanitarian impacts".

But a provision for the rebels to ease their siege of Yemen's third-largest city Taez has yet to be implemented, to the anger of both the government and residents, who have held repeated protests in recent weeks.

The head of Yemen's presidential leadership council, Rashad al-Alimi, discussed the implementation of the truce with UN chief Antonio Guterres by telephone on Tuesday.

He urged the UN chief to "redouble the pressure on the Huthi militia to abide by its commitments to the truce, including opening roads to Taez", the official Saba news agency reported.

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UN has `positive indications’ for extending truce in Yemen

The United Nations said on the eve of Thursday’s expiration of a two-month truce in Yemen that it has received “preliminary, positive indications” from the warring parties about extending the nationwide cessation of hostilities.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday that Hans Grundberg, the U.N. envoy for Yemen, “is involved in intense work on ensuring the renewal of the truce.”

The U.N. announced Saturday that the warring parties did not reach an agreement on another provision of the agreement during three days of talks in Amman — lifting a blockade by the Houthis of the country’s third largest city, Taiz.

The question of the blockaded city is key to extending the nationwide ceasefire.

Grundberg said in a statement Saturday that a proposal had been floated in what he described as “an initial round of discussions” for a phased reopening of roads in Taiz and elsewhere, which would help facilitate aid deliveries and the movement of suffering Yemenis.

He urged the government and Houthis to conclude internal deliberations and deliver “positive results to the Yemeni people” in ongoing talks in Amman.

Dujarric said Wednesday that Grundberg was making “intense” efforts for a truce renewal. “We have received preliminary, positive indications from the parties at this point,” he said.


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The Gulf Cooperation Council stresses the importance of designating the #Houthis a terrorist group, calling on all countries to blacklist the Iran-backed group and take a firm stance against the use of drones and missiles by extremist groups.

GCC calls for classifying the Houthis as a terrorist organization, and this call comes in light of a Western and regional political and diplomatic movement to extend the humanitarian truce. The goal is to pressure Sanaa to accept the extension of the armistice without conditions

My comment: This obviously would block any truce and further negotiations, would be pouring oil into a fire.

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[Sanaa] SPC reviews results of meeting of national delegation with UN envoy

In the meeting, the Council also reviewed the assessment submitted on the level of implementation of the provisions of the armistice.
The Council stressed that the decision to extend the armistice for a new period is subject to addressing the foregoing through the implementation of all obligations of the past period and compensation for them, whether with regard to flights or ships of oil derivatives, as well as the commitment to discuss humanitarian issues, foremost of which is the issue of salaries, basic services and monetary policy.
The Council affirmed that "the Republic of Yemen was not an aggressor against anyone, and that Sana'a has always presented peace initiatives and supports all calls for peace."

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[Sanaa gov.] Acting Chairman of High Economic Committee meets UN envoy in Muscat

Acting Chairman of the High Economic Committee, Governor of the Central Bank Hashim Ismail, participated in a meeting held on Tuesday in Muscat, Oman, with UN envoy to Yemen Hans Grundberg, headed by the head of the national delegation Mohammed AbdulSalam.

Ismail pointed out that the Supreme Political Council's initiative to open a special salary account in the Central Bank branch of Hodeida, and to deposit revenues from oil derivatives vessels to it has been in place since 2020.
He stressed that, although those revenues were scarce, their supply to the payroll account continued, including those of ships entering under the armistice, and were used to pay half of the salary from time to time.
Ismail reiterated his readiness to coordinate any mechanisms to ensure that staff and retirees in all provinces end the suffering and pay their salaries on a regular basis if the UNITED Nations or the other party is obliged to cover the salary gap, in accordance with Sweden's December 2018 agreement.
He referred to the monthly revenues of oil looted by the other party, which is approximately $260 million per month.

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cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

Siehe / Look at cp9

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Oil jumps after Saudi Arabia hikes crude prices

Oil prices rose more than $2 in early trade on Monday after Saudi Arabia raised prices sharply for its crude sales in July, an indicator of how tight supply is even after OPEC+ agreed to accelerate its output increases over the next two months.

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UN: Saudi Arabia: Release Abdullah al-Howaiti, revoke death sentence

UN-appointed independent human rights experts called on Tuesday for Saudi Arabia to immediately release Abdullah al-Howaiti and quash the death sentence against him for crimes he allegedly committed as a child.

In May 2017, the then 14-year-old was arrested on charges of robbery and murder. Despite having an alibi, and based on a confession extracted under torture and other ill-treatment, he was convicted, and recently sentenced to death for a second time after his original conviction was overturned by the Saudi Supreme Court last year.

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Saudi Arabia to raise oil production if Russian output falls under sanctions- FT

Saudi Arabia is prepared to raise its oil production if Russia's output falls substantially because of the western sanctions imposed on it, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp9a

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Biden should not visit Saudi, meet crown prince, Democratic Rep. Schiff says

U.S. President Joe Biden should not visit Saudi Arabia or meet its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who approved an operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to U.S. intelligence, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday.

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MaryDiane Baker: Sen. Sanders, introduce Yemen war powers resolution now

President Biden is now abandoning his promise to treat the Saudi regime as a “pariah.” So once again the responsibility falls on the American people — you and me — to insist that enabling the atrocities of the Saudi regime is not what America is about.

Our government is enabling a humanitarian crisis of astounding proportions by backing the Saudi and United Arab Emirates regimes in their war on Yemeni civilians.

Bernie’s focus and attention are again needed in the current push to get a new Yemen War Powers Resolution introduced and passed in Congress.

There is only one Bernie in the Senate. We need Bernie’s help now to end the Saudi war in Yemen for good.

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It’s time to end US participation in Yemen war

U.S. involvement there is unconstitutional. Congress has never authorized U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war and blockade. Bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate passed a Yemen War Powers Resolution in 2019 to end our support of this war, but the resolution was vetoed by then-President Trump.

The war and blockade have led to economic collapse in Yemen and a humanitarian disaster.

Our financial and material support for the Saudi-led war and blockade is your tax dollars at work.

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UAE security pact: Does US stand for ‘Uncle Sucker’?

If reports of a new agreement with Abu Dhabi are true it will not only entrench us in the region but heap rewards on a bad regional actor.

The Biden administration is reportedly discussing a new agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that would include new U.S. strategic security guarantees for the client government in Abu Dhabi.

If the reports are correct, this would mark another step in the wrong direction for U.S. policy in the Middle East. Coming on the heels of Secretary Blinken’s reported apology to Mohamed bin Zayed for the supposedly slow U.S. response to a Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi in March, a new security agreement with the UAE would be more proof that the administration’s “back to basics” approach to the region amounts to nothing more than catering to client states and making additional unnecessary commitments to them.

While the security agreement in question would seem to fall far short of the formal treaty that the UAE might have preferred, it rewards the UAE with greater U.S. protection despite their government’s destructive regional behavior and their efforts to interfere in our domestic politics. If the U.S. provides security guarantees to the UAE, Biden will be repeating the errors of his predecessors by “reassuring” a bad regional actor at our own country’s expense.

Rather than adding another commitment to defend the UAE, the U.S. should be considering how it can downgrade the relationship and reduce its support as much as possible. Withdrawing recently deployed U.S. forces would be a good place to start.

Security guarantees for the UAE could drag the U.S. into new conflicts in the future. It would likely involve maintaining a much larger military footprint in the region than U.S. interests require. At a time when the U.S. has relatively few interests in the Middle East and when it needs to focus its attention elsewhere, a bigger commitment to the UAE is exactly what the U.S. doesn’t need and shouldn’t offer.

At best, it is a waste of time and resources, and at worst it could ensnare the U.S. in another unnecessary war. It is easy to see how the UAE benefits from such an arrangement, but all that the U.S. gets from it is to be saddled with another unwelcome burden.

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg

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The mobilization for Yemen is a powerful model for today’s peace movement

By emphasizing support and solidarity, groups led primarily by Yemeni-American women are building momentum to end the world’s “forgotten war.”

Now more than ever, the world can learn how to challenge violence from those who are organizing for peace.

There is perhaps no better example than the mobilization to end the war in Yemen — a country with a rich history and vibrant culture, but one most Americans would struggle to find on a map. For years, a small, close-knit network of organizers led primarily by Yemeni-American women has been driving a major mobilization for peace. Working on shoestring budgets and without much fanfare, they organize rallies, meet with policymakers and lead community events. Many balance their activism with full-time jobs or school work, while caring for children or aging parents.

“We support each other,” said Jehan Hakim of the Yemeni Alliance Committee, a grassroots group in the Bay Area. “It’s more than an antiwar movement. It’s a sisterhood.”

Through protests, hunger strikes, meetings with policymakers and creative actions, the movement to end the war in Yemen is building a model for what a powerful peace movement can look like when grounded in a culture of solidarity. By centering the expertise of those most impacted by the war and honoring the many unique roles we can each play, their efforts show that peace activists can shape a different story — one in which the world is not defined by violence, but by how communities organize in the face of violence and work together to build peace.

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Corporate Media Fail to Cover War in Yemen Due to US Support for Saudi Arabia

News outlets in the United States give prime coverage to the war in Ukraine but mostly ignore the devastating war that the U.S. has supported since March 2015 between a Saudi-led coalition that includes the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Houthis in Yemen. As a result, most of the U.S. public is unaware of the war’s catastrophic impact on the Yemeni population: according to the United Nations, around 400,000 people have died and 16.2 million are at the brink of starvation.

What’s important to realize — and what the news media fail to discuss — is that the U.S. is complicit in causing this crisis. The U.S. is the main supplier of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

Still, some policy makers want the U.S. to continue support for the Saudi war on Yemen. Their motivations include a desire for continued oil supplies, as well as strategic issues related to China — Saudi Arabia has supposedly considered accepting yuan as payment for oil — and Iran. Another factor is the money earned from arms sales.

A discouraging development is that on May 17, Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khaled bin Salman met with U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl, and the U.S confirmed its commitment to the U.S.-Saudi military collaboration.

Moreover, recent reports indicate that President Biden is planning to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman early next month.

Without U.S. support, the Saudis would struggle to continue the war. So, it is crucial now that Congress supports the War Powers Resolution to send a signal to both the Biden administration and to Saudi Arabia that it will no longer support their war. It is time for Congress to exercise its constitutional right to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led War in Yemen.

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Plötzlich versöhnliche Töne: US-Präsident Biden plant Reise nach Saudi-Arabien

US-Präsident Joe Biden will angesichts der hohen Benzinpreise in den kommenden Wochen nach Saudi-Arabien reisen. Nach Berichten der Nachrichtenagentur AP werde Biden demnach dort mit Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman zusammentreffen, den er noch vor wenigen Jahren als Vergeltung für den brutalen Mord am Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi international isolieren wollte.

Am Donnerstag sendete das Weiße Haus bereits auffallend versöhnliche Signale in Richtung Riad. Die US-Regierung begrüße Saudi-Arabiens Rolle bei der jüngsten Entscheidung des Ölkartells Opec+, im Juli und im August die Tagesfördermenge um jeweils rund 648.000 Barrel zu steigern, sagte die Sprecherin des Weißen Hauses, Karine Jean-Pierre.

Die warmen Worte markieren einen scharfen Kontrast zu Bidens Rhetorik als Präsidentschaftskandidat.

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Voraussetzungen für Biden-Besuch in Saudi-Arabien: Höhere Ölförderung und Waffenstillstand im Jemen

Die Voraussetzungen für den Biden-Besuch in Saudi-Arabien sind offenbar erfüllt. Das Land unternahm am Donnerstag Schritte, um die Ölproduktion zu steigern, sowie einen Waffenstillstand mit der von Iran unterstützten Huthi-Bewegung im Jemen zu verlängern. Die Experten haben aber inzwischen Zweifel daran, dass der neue Ölförderplan den Ölmarkt entspannen könnte.

Beide Schritte wurden von den USA angestrebt und trugen dazu bei, die Voraussetzungen für einen Besuch von Biden in Saudi-Arabien zu schaffen. Inmitten steigender Öl- und Benzinpreise, die unter anderem die Inflationen in USA beschleunigt haben, bemüht sich der amerikanische Präsident, jüngste Spaltungen mit dem Königreich zu überwinden.

Obwohl der Besuch nicht offiziell angekündigt wurde, würden die Schritte vom Donnerstag eine Dynamik für die Reise des Präsidenten schaffen, hieß es im WSJ.


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Bidens Reise nach Saudi-Arabien entlarvt Heuchelei des imperialistischen Kriegs gegen Russland

US-Präsident Joe Biden wird noch in diesem Monat nach Saudi-Arabien reisen, um den Kronprinzen Mohammed bin Salman zu treffen. Ein zentrales Ziel der Reise, die auch Treffen mit anderen arabischen Staatschefs und einen Besuch in Israel umfassen wird, besteht darin, eine breitere Unterstützung für den Stellvertreterkrieg der USA und der NATO gegen Russland in der Ukraine zu gewinnen.

Die New York Times kommentierte in ihrem Artikel zum Thema, dass dies „nach Ansicht von Außenpolitikexperten den Triumph der Realpolitik über die moralische Empörung“ darstelle. Auf eine höfliche Art sprachen die Times und die „Außenpolitikexperten“ hier die unbestreitbare Heuchelei der USA an. Die Vereinigten Staaten behaupten, in der Ukraine die „Demokratie“ zu verteidigen, während sie gleichzeitig eine der brutalsten Diktaturen der Welt hofieren.

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Biden decides on Saudi visit as OPEC+ boosts oil production

President Joe Biden has decided to travel to Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks and is expected to meet with the kingdom’s crown prince, whom he once shunned for his brutality. It’s a visit that is coming together as OPEC+ announced Thursday it will pump more oil amid skyrocketing energy costs around the globe.

Biden’s first trip to the Saudi kingdom as president is likely to occur later this month but details have not been finalized, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press.

The White House on Thursday praised Saudi Arabia for its role securing an OPEC+ pledge to pump more oil and the president himself lauded the Saudis for agreeing to a cease-fire extension in its eight-year old war with Yemen that was also announced Thursday.

“Saudi Arabia demonstrated courageous leadership by taking initiatives early on to endorse and implement terms of the U.N.-led truce,” Biden said in a statement after the 60-day extension of the cease fire was announced.

Those warm words mark a sharp contrast with some of Biden’s earlier rhetoric about the oil-rich kingdom.

Biden administration officials have been working behind the scenes to repair relations, discussing shared strategic interests in security and oil with their Saudi counterparts. The effort has played out as the fallout from the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

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and, a few hours before, when the White House still “leaned” toward a visit:

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Saudi Oil Boost, Yemen Truce Set Stage for Biden Visit to Kingdom

The partners known as OPEC+ plan a bigger-than-expected production increase of 648,000 barrels a day in July and August

Saudi Arabia took steps Thursday to boost oil production and extend a truce with Iran-backed forces in Yemen, two significant moves that help pave the way for President Biden to visit the kingdom later this month as the two countries try to reset their strained relationship. [Paywalled]


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Bowing to the Prince

Why It’s a Mistake for Biden to Visit Saudi Arabia

For those who saw Biden as a champion of human rights, it is a grave disappointment: rewarding MBS with a handshake and photo op on the crown prince’s home turf would amount to an admission that autocrats can get away with murdering their opponents, so long as they keep the oil flowing.

But the problem is not just that a presidential visit to Riyadh would so obviously illustrate a compromise on principles. It is also that Biden probably will not gain anything meaningful in return. Help with domestic oil prices would be nice, but given the tight oil market in the midst of the Ukraine war, it’s not clear that the Saudis could do much even if they wanted to. A major breakthrough on the normalization of Israeli-Saudi ties does not appear to be in the offing, either. Nor is it realistic to expect that this trip could reverse the Saudis’ close relationships with both China and Russia. If he follows through on his plans to visit Riyadh, Biden will be making a bad deal: exchanging near-certain reputational damage for the mere possibility of modest triumphs. It is a visit that should never have been planned.


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Biden plans visit to Saudi Arabia, hat in hand

MBS is playing hardball with the United States, and the White House is just letting him win. Why?

Traveling to Riyadh now, hat in hand, is akin to slapping a bargain bandaid on the gaping wound that the U.S.-Saudi relationship has become.

Clearly, America should be working to build a healthier relationship with Saudi Arabia, but that simply isn’t possible unless and until the United States confronts the deep dysfunction at the core of that relationship — a dysfunction defined by the blind eye the U.S. has turned to Saudi’s support for Jihadi terrorism, the spread of Wahhabism, and other reckless and inexcusable actions, like the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamaal Khashoggi.

Biden’s decision to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) without first having secured an end to this destabilizing behavior significantly weakens the United States’ hand.

Applauding MBS’ “courage” for supporting a ceasefire in a war the Saudi Crown Prince himself started — and to use that as a pretext for the presidential meeting — speaks to Biden’s desperation to lower gas prices, as well as to our need to end this dependency on Saudi Arabia.

Let’s also be clear about one thing: This is not the victory of realism over values. Such an assertion erroneously presumes that realpolitik necessitates Biden prostrating himself in front of MBS to push down oil prices. It does not.


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Biden's expected Saudi Arabia trip would show MBS 'got away with murder' as the Ukraine war pushes him to pick business over principles, experts say

The expected visit, which has been reported on by The New York Times and The Washington Post but has not been confirmed by the White House, is a sign that Biden has been forced into a corner and feels he has to prioritize business over ethics, foreign policy experts told Insider. By visiting the oil-rich country, the experts said Biden would effectively be declaring that maintaining friendly relations with Prince Mohammed — the de facto ruler of the kingdom who is often referred to as MBS — is more important than punishing him for Khashoggi's murder and other human rights abuses.

"A presidential trip to Saudi Arabia right now is going to be confirmation, validation not just that it's business as usual but that MBS got away with murder," Aaron David Miller, a former US diplomat who advised multiple secretaries of state on the Middle East, told Insider.

Biden has framed the war in Ukraine as part of a global battle between democracy and autocracy. Along these lines, Miller said he'd ask the president, as he fervently defends democracy in Ukraine, why is it a "good idea to meet with a man who's among the most repressive authoritarian leaders" in the region.

"I don't think there's any way to change that optic," Miller said, adding that Biden is sending a "pretty powerful signal that it's OK now to do business with MBS."


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'Sucking Up to Murderers': Biden Plans to Visit Saudi Arabia in Push for Oil

"It makes no sense to strengthen Saudi Arabia's oil dictator in order to stop Russia's oil dictator," said one critic. "The planet is on fire, and Biden is about to reestablish relations with one of the key arsonists."

Matt Duss, a foreign policy adviser to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), was among those criticizing the planned visit as egregiously hypocritical, flying directly in the face of Biden's rhetoric on the campaign trail and since taking office.

"If anyone can explain to me how this reflects the administration's previously stated commitment to 'a world in which human rights are protected, their defenders are celebrated, and those who commit human rights abuses are held accountable,' I'd love to hear it," said Duss.

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Film: US ambassador in Aden renews commitment to extending truce

President of the Presidential Leadership Council Rashad al-Alimi received Wednesday credentials of the newly appointed US ambassador to Yemen Stephen Vagin. The two parties discussed opportunities of extending the UN truce, with the presence of US Envoy to Yemen Tim Lenderking

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My comment: Bla bla.


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Special Envoy Lenderking and Ambassador Fagin Conclude Trip to Aden, Yemen

U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking and Ambassador to Yemen Steve Fagin visited Aden, Yemen, today. During the trip, they met with Presidential Leadership Council President Rashad Al-Alimi and other members of the Council, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalek Saeed, and Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak, and reiterated the United States’ appreciation for the Government of Yemen’s support for an extension of the UN-negotiated truce.


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Ambassador Steven Fagin

Steven H. Fagin presented his credentials as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen on June 1, 2022 in Aden.


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A message from U.S Ambassador to #Yemen Steven H. Fagin. (in image)

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US envoy arrives at Al-Ma’asheq Palace in Aden

The US envoy to Yemen, ” Tim Linder King”, arrived on Wednesday in the city of Aden, south of Yemen.

According to sources familiar with matter, an American helicopter transported the envoy to Al-Ma’asheq Presidential Palace, amid angry protests besieging the palace.

Some sources had reported that the helicopter had transported members of the Riyadh-formed Presidential Council from inside the Palace to the Saudi-UAE coalition camp in Al-Buraiqah area in the same province.

This comes after the arrival of 9 ambassadors and envoys of the European Union countries to Aden to discuss the renewal of the UN-brokered armistice in Yemen.


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US forces deployed in Aden

The US forces have been deployed in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden during the past few hours, local sources said on Wednesday.

According to the sources, units of US forces deployed in the districts of Crater, Al-Buraiqeh and others in Aden, to secure the US envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking who had arrived in the city earlier today by a helicopter to al-Ma’ashiq Palace.

The sources indicated that the US envoy’s visits to Aden was aimed at uniting the ranks of the Riyadh-formed Presidential Council, which suffers from military rifts that may lead its parties to internal confrontation.

This is because of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s refusal of integration within the framework of the Presidential Council, while other sources said that the visit of Lenderking came to discuss the extension of the UN-brokered truce announced last April.

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Congress begins effort to end US role in Yemen war

A bill introduced in the House this week will mark the third time lawmakers have invoked their war powers during the conflict.

Congress once again has the opportunity to retake its war powers authority and provide the president with a tool to end U.S. involvement.

Today, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers, led by Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), introduced a measure to invoke Congress’s war powers “to end unauthorized United States military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s brutal war in Yemen.” Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce a companion bill when the Senate reconvenes. With the administration and some of its congressional allies toadying to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a shameless attempt to stabilize international energy markets, this war powers resolution on Yemen couldn’t be more timely.

Prior to the current war, most lawmakers (mistakenly) saw Yemen solely through the lens of counterterrorism.

For years, under three administrations, State Department officials have voiced concern about U.S. complicity, and the potential legal culpability of U.S. personnel in aiding and abetting the coalition’s apparent war crimes. Yet despite the clear humanitarian, strategic, and moral imperatives, three presidents have failed to make meaningful changes to US policy that could help end Yemen’s suffering.

As the Biden administration looks to outsource the forever wars, redeploys troops to Somalia, and ramps up U.S. military involvement in Ukraine, Congress has plenty of opportunities continue weighing in on the executive branch’s unauthorized wars and start to right-size the balance of powers between the two branches on matters of war and peace.

Many civil society activists and members of Congress weren’t expecting to have to rehash this fight with President Biden. On the campaign trail, he promised to make Saudi Arabia “a pariah.”

As Team Biden apparently pushes to rehabilitate the very pariah (and Trump family benefactor) he promised had no place being a U.S. ally, this renewed war powers push gives Congress another opportunity to finish the job Rep. Ro Khanna began in the fall of 2017 when he introduced the very first Yemen war powers resolution, H.Con.Res.81. While the United Nations continues its diplomatic push for a longer ceasefire and broader negotiations, this war powers resolution is a means to, once again, pressure both the administration, as well as the Saudi and Emirati monarchies, to seek a final diplomatic resolution to the intervention and broader war.

Press release of draft sponsors:


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Proponents have passed similar bills before, but this time they’ll have to contend with a White House striving to rekindle relations with Saudi Arabia.

Forty-one Democrats and Republicans have signed on as co-sponsors.

“Congress has a historic opportunity to end crucial U.S. engagement in the Saudi-UAE-led coalition’s deadly and inhumane war against Yemen, and reclaim their Constitutional jurisdiction over war,” Cavan Kharrazian, foreign policy campaigner at Demand Progress, wrote in a statement.

WHILE PROPONENTS NOW have more of a Saudi skeptic in the White House than during their previous attempt at invoking the War Powers Resolution three years ago, passing the resolution again today may be a heavier political lift. U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia are at a crossroads: After initially promising to isolate the crown prince, Biden is now trying to curry favor with him.

Although the White House allowed Saudi Arabia’s war to continue, Riyadh has strong-armed Washington by refusing to increase oil production, driving gas prices in the U.S. to record highs.

Facing low approval ratings at home, in part a result of higher energy costs, the White House is now trying to rekindle the relationship and even discussing an extension of Trump’s Abraham Accords to Saudi Arabia. Passage of a new resolution to end U.S. military involvement in the Yemen war may upset those efforts.

And some Democrats’ positions have softened over the years.

Some lawmakers may hesitate because this year’s bill goes much further to cease U.S. military support than the 2019 version.

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BOTH PARTIES Are Fighting To End US Military's Unconstitutional Intervention In Yemen

Legislative director of Middle East policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, Hassan El-Tayyab, discusses Congress' new bipartisan effort to end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen.

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Scoop: U.S. and UAE discuss strategic security agreement

The Biden administration and the United Arab Emirates are discussing a possible strategic agreement that would give the Gulf country certain U.S. security guarantees, two current and former U.S. officials told me.

Why it matters: The discussions began last November, but became more serious after the UAE and Biden administration eased tensions in late March. Relations had been strained over what the Emiratis saw as a slow and weak U.S. response to the Houthi missile and drone attacks on Abu Dhabi in January.

Driving the news: In recent months, the Biden administration and the UAE began discussing what they called a “Strategic Framework Agreement."

It came at the suggestion of the Emiratis, who see any deal as a sign that the U.S. is committed to the Gulf country's security, current and former U.S. officials said.

The Biden administration has already sent a draft agreement to the UAE, according to the officials. White House Middle East coordinator Brett McGurk visited Abu Dhabi last week to discuss the issue.

The draft agreement includes a component on defense and security but also covers economic, trade, science and technology issues, a source briefed on the issue said.

Flashback: Relations between the U.S. and the UAE were strained after a Houthi missile attack on Abu Dhabi in January.

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Film: With reports of a potential Biden-MBS handshake in Saudi Arabia, @PressSec [Karine Jean-Pierre] reiterates that Biden still stands by his words of making MBS a “pariah” and “pay a price” for Khashoggi’s murder. (Unclear how?) Also, KJP says the WH has no presidential visit [to KSA] to announce.

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U.S. House panel probes Saudi business with Kushner's firm

A U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Thursday that it was investigating the Saudi Arabian government's $2 billion investment with a firm of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump.

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

Siehe / Look at cp9

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Supreme Leader acknowledges Iran took oil from Greek tankers

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei acknowledged Saturday that Iran took the oil from two Greek tankers last month in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf.

The confiscations were retaliation for Greece’s role in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker the same week in the Mediterranean Sea over violating Washington’s harsh sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

“They steal Iranian oil off the Greek coast, then our brave men who don’t fear death respond and seized the enemy’s oil tanker,” Khamenei said

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EU's Borrell says possibility of JCPOA revival shrinking but 'extra effort' can still lead to agreement

The European Union’s top diplomat says despite the diminishing prospect of reviving the 2015 deal, "extra effort" by all the parties involved can still lead to an agreement to salvage the accord.

"The possibility to strike a deal and return to #JCPOA is shrinking. But we still can do it with an extra effort," the European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a post on his Twitter on Saturday, referring to the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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US, European Allies Push for IAEA Resolution Disrupts JCPOA Revival Talks: Iran FM

Iran says the “unconstructive” move by the United States and its European allies to push for a resolution against Tehran will disrupt the process of negotiations aimed at the revival of the multilateral 2015 deal.

In a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Friday, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the parties obstructing the diplomatic path bear responsibility for the consequences of any potential resolution against the Islamic Republic during a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors on Monday.

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Iran warns against 'further erosion' of IAEA credibility after Grossi's Israel visit

Foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in a tweet late on Friday raised alarm over the UN nuclear body’s collusion with the Israeli regime hours after IAEA chief Rafael Grossi held talks with the Israeli regime’s hawkish premier Naftali Bennett in Tel Aviv.

“As one of the original signatories to NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty), Iran calls on all to beware of further erosion of the IAEA's credibility,” Khatibzadeh said.

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Israel raises Iran concerns with visiting UN nuclear chief

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett accused Iran of deceiving the international community about its atomic activities as he met with the visiting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Friday.

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Iran rejects French, German statements on seized Greek oil tankers

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Wednesday rejected the recent statements by France and Germany on Iran's seizure of two Greek tankers in the Gulf.

"We strongly reject the issuance of such one-sided and unjustifiable statements, which seem to have become a constant habit among its producers," said Khatibzadeh in a statement published on the ministry's website.

He asked the French and German governments to support international litigation aimed at ensuring freedom of navigation and maritime security, instead of "supporting violations committed by the Greek ships."

"Such improper interference in the independent judicial processes of our country will not help resolve the issues, so as we have told the Greek authorities, it is appropriate to resolve the issues through our country's legal and judicial authorities, instead of resorting to political and media means," the spokesman said.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps seized two Greek oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday, for what it calls a "violation" of maritime regulations, days after a Russia-operated ship was captured by Greece in its territorial waters with its Iranian crude cargo confiscated by the United States.

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cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Bundesregierung blockiert Reparatur saudi-arabischer Kampfjets

Die Ampelregierung verweigert nach SPIEGEL-Informationen die Lieferung wichtiger Ersatzteile für saudi-arabische Eurofighter. Begründung: der Jemenkrieg.

Wegen der neuen restriktiven Rüstungsexportpolitik der Bundes­regierung kann Saudi-Arabien seine Jagdflugzeuge vom Typ Eurofighter nicht reparieren lassen. Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen verweigert die Bundesregierung den Export wichtiger Ersatzteile aus europäischer Gemeinschaftsproduktion.

Begründet wird die Blockade mit einem Passus im Koalitionsvertrag. Demnach erteilt die Regierung keine Export­genehmigungen »für Rüstungsgüter an Staaten, solange diese nachweislich unmittelbar am Jemenkrieg beteiligt sind«

Die Vorgängerregierung aus CDU/CSU und SPD hatte den Export deutscher Zulieferteile an den Eurofighter-Hersteller BAE Systems in Großbritannien noch genehmigt, diese Regelung lief aber im März aus. Bislang gibt es keine Anzeichen dafür, dass sich die von den Grünen geführten zuständigen Ministerien für Wirtschaft und für Auswärtiges in der Frage bewegen.

Bei den Produktionspartnern und in Saudi-Arabien herrscht darüber Unmut, bei der an der Produktion beteiligten Firma Airbus hat man die Hoffnung auf grünes Licht noch nicht aufgegeben: Es habe Gespräche zwischen Konzernvertretern und Regierung gegeben. Eigentlich sei für das Eurofighter-Projekt klar geregelt, dass ein Partnerland nicht eigenwillig Exporte verweigern dürfe, heißt es aus Konzernkreisen.

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Aachener Friedenspreis geht nach Tübingen und in den Jemen

Der Aachener Friedenspreis geht in diesem Jahr an den Tübinger Menschenrechtsanwalt Holger Rothbauer und die jemenitische Menschenrechtsorganisation Mwatana.

Rothbauer kämpfe vor Gericht und in der Öffentlichkeit seit Jahrzehnten gegen illegale Waffenexporte deutscher Rüstungskonzerne, teilte der Trägerverein des Preises am Donnerstag mit.

Die Nichtregierungsorganisation Mwatana setzt sich seit 2007 gegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen im Jemen ein. Sie dokumentiert den Angaben zufolge zivile und kulturelle Zerstörungen und leistet rechtliche Unterstützung für Opfer von Menschenrechtsverletzungen und willkürlichen Verhaftungen. Dabei halte die Organisation zu allen Konfliktparteien gleichermaßen Distanz.

Verliehen wird der Preis am Antikriegstag, 1. September 2022, in Rahmen einer hybriden Veranstaltung =

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cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

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"Führt die Menschheit nicht in den Ruin"

Papst Franziskus hat erneut zu einem Waffenstillstand und einer friedlichen Lösung des Ukraine-Kriegs aufgerufen. Beim Mittagsgebet auf dem Petersplatz lobte er unterdessen den Waffenstillstand im Jemen.

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The UAE's New Leader Is Turning the Tiny Kingdom Into a Major Power Player

Long before the May 13 death of the half-brother disabled since a 2014 stroke, the strongman known as MbZ was turning a “small state” (about the size of Maine) into a global player that demands the attention even of a U.S. pivoting away from the Middle East.

The UAE has Special Forces operating in Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Eritrea, and armed proxies challenging the political status quo in Tripoli and Aden. Its financial institutions harbor the monies of mobsters, sanction-evaders, regime kleptocrats, and warlords. The Emirates maintains information networks that helped ripen military coups in Egypt and Tunisia. And its spin doctors help shape policymaking in Washington, London, and Brussels.

Behind it all is MbZ, 61, a Machiavellian Svengali with a deep understanding of the power of networks. Fifteen years ago, while still Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, he began strategically moving pawns to monopolize the power of the capital’s royal family within the federation of seven emirates, the best known of which is Dubai. At the same time, MbZ wove strategic networks across both the Middle East and the world, using connections to fill the gap between the UAE’s ambitions and its in-house capabilities.

MbZ prefers to delegate statecraft away from the bloated state-run bureaucracy, relying instead on largely non-state actors, from militia groups and mercenary outfits to cyber operatives, lobbying firms and financiers. All are paid handsomely, thanks to oil.

The UAE is itself a kind of network. The new President heads a triumvirate that includes his two most influential brothers: Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, billionaire businessman and minister; and Tahnoon bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the UAE’s national security adviser. Together they control hundreds of billions of dollars of equity through Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds, joint ventures and intricate networks of shell companies,

Meanwhile, Dubai is one of the world’s leading dirty-money hubs, a key node in illicit financial networks offering a financial safe haven for warlords, sanction-evaders, terrorist organizations and mobsters.

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EU diplomats conclude visit to Aden

EU Ambassador to Yemen Gabriel MunueraViñals, Ambassador of Austria to Oman & Yemen Christian Brunmayr Ambassador of France to Yemen Jean-Marie Safa, Ambassador of Germany to Yemen Hubert Jaeger, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Yemen Peter Derrek-Hof, Special Envoy of Sweden for Yemen Peter Semneby and Ambassador of Sweden to Saudi Arabia and Yemen Niclas Trouvé concluded a visit today to Aden. Ambassador of Norway to Saudi Arabia and Yemen Thomas Lid Ball was also part of the delegation. This is the third ambassadorial level visit of a European delegation to Aden in three years.

The EU diplomats met with H.E. Dr Rashad al-Alimi, President of the Presidential Leadership Council (PLC), along with Vice Presidents of the PLC. They expressed support for the President’s commitment for a lasting political settlement of the conflict. They also reaffirmed the need to preserve unity and political cohesion within the Council and welcomed his commitment to improve the economy, fight corruption and ensure service delivery to all Yemenis. The EU and Member States support all reforms aimed at unifying state institutions. They stressed the importance of meaningfully including women in key positions in government and the political process.

The EU diplomats also held meetings with Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalek Saeed, Foreign Minister Ahmed Bin Mubarak and other members of the cabinet.

During the visit, the EU ambassadors met with the Advisory and Reconciliation Committee, members of local civil society, human rights defenders, businesswomen, other economic actors and UN agencies

The EU diplomats reiterated their continued support for the efforts of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen to achieve a comprehensive political settlement.

cp12b Sudan

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UN official decries continued crackdown on Sudan protesters

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp11

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'Shut Down This War Machine': Peace Activists Block Entrances to Major Weapons Fair in Canada

"War profiteers have blood on their hands and we are making it impossible for anyone to attend their weapons fair without directly confronting the violence and bloodshed they are complicit in."

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Rights groups allege French arms makers complicit in Yemen war crimes

Three non-governmenatal organisations (NGOs) said on Thursday they had filed a lawsuit at a Paris court against three top French arms' producers for alleged war crimes complicity in Yemen after selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The compliant, filed by the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), the Mwatana for Human Rights and Sherpa International, comes amid a nationwide truce between a Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-aligned Houthi group, the first since 2016, went into effect on April 2.

Rights groups in France have repeatedly attempted to show that Paris' tacit support for the coalition has prolonged and worsened the conflict

By targeting Dassault Aviation (AM.PA), Thales (TCFP.PA) and MBDA France, the NGOs hope it will keep the subject in the public domain at a time when the United States and its Western allies are seeking to improve ties with Saudi Arabia.

"The coalition's airstrikes have caused terrible destruction in Yemen. Weapons produced and exported by European countries, and in particular France, have enabled these crimes," said Abdulrasheed al-Faqih, Executive Director of Yemeni organisation Mwatana for Human Rights.

"Seven years into this war, the countless Yemeni victims deserve credible investigations into all perpetrators of crimes, including those potentially complicit," he said.

French prosecutors are already studying similar complaints filed against Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the French customs authority.

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and by Mwatana:

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Bericht: Kanadas Waffenexporte nach Saudi-Arabien sind 2021 sprunghaft angestiegen

Kanadas Waffenexporte nach Saudi-Arabien erlebten im Jahr 2021 einen Anstieg, trotz einer ständigen diplomatischen Kluft zwischen den beiden Ländern und dem anhaltenden Krieg des Königreichs gegen den Jemen.

Global Affairs Canada, die Abteilung der kanadischen Regierung, die ihre diplomatischen und konsularischen Beziehungen verwaltet, sagte, dass das Land im Jahr 2021 Waffen im Wert von mehr als 1,7 Milliarden CAD (1,34 Milliarden USD) nach Saudi-Arabien exportierte, ein Anstieg von 1,3 Milliarden CAD (1,03 Milliarden USD) im Vorjahr.

Die Exporte machten das Königreich nach den Vereinigten Staaten zum zweitgrößten Ziel für kanadische Waffen.

Der Bericht markiert das zehnte Jahr, in dem Saudi-Arabien Kanadas zweitgrößter Käufer von Militärausrüstung ist.

Diesem Bericht zufolge wurden die Waffenexporte in das Königreich auch nach dem Ausbruch eines Streits zwischen den beiden Ländern im Jahr 2018 fortgesetzt. Riad stellte den Handel mit Kanada ein, wies den kanadischen Botschafter aus dem Königreich aus und rief Tausende saudischer Studenten zurück, die in Kanada Medizin studierten.

Ein Jahr später verkaufte Kanada jedoch „eine Rekordmenge an militärischer Ausrüstung“ im Wert von etwa 2,2 Milliarden US-Dollar an Riad.

In diesem Jahr kam Ottawa zu dem Schluss, dass es „kein wesentliches Risiko“ gebe, dass seine Verkäufe von militärischer Ausrüstung an Riad „verwendet werden könnten, um Verstöße gegen internationale Menschenrechtsgesetze, das humanitäre Völkerrecht oder geschlechtsspezifische Gewalt zu begehen oder zu erleichtern“.

Die Verkäufe erfolgten jedoch auf dem Höhepunkt des von Saudi-Arabien geführten Krieges gegen den Jemen

and English version:

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Report: Canada’s arms exports to Saudi Arabia spiked in 2021

Canada’s arms exports to Saudi Arabia witnessed a spike in 2021, despite a standing diplomatic rift between the two countries and the kingdom’s ongoing war on Yemen.

Global Affairs Canada, the department of the Government of Canada that manages its diplomatic and consular relations, said the country exported more than C$1.7 billion ($1.34 billion) worth of weaponry to Saudi Arabia in 2021, an increase from C$1.3 billion ($1.03 billion) in the previous year.

The exports made the kingdom, the second-biggest destination for Canadian arms after the United States.

The report marks the 10th year in which Saudi Arabia has been Canada's second-largest purchaser of military equipment.

According to the report, arms exports to the kingdom continued even after a spat between the two countries erupted in 2018.

Riyadh suspended trade with Canada, expelled the Canadian ambassador from the kingdom and recalled thousands of Saudi students studying medicine in Canada.

A year later, however, Canada sold "a record amount of military hardware" to Riyadh, worth approximately $2.2 billion.

That year, Ottawa concluded that there was "no substantial risk" that its sales of military hardware to Riyadh could be "used to commit or facilitate violations of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, or gender-based violence."

The sales, however, came at the height of Saudi-led war on Yemen t

cp13b Mercenaries / Söldner

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Iranian general Jawad Dayyani is supervising an office in Al Bukamal city in Deir Ez-Zour region in Syria to recruit mercenaries to fight in Yemen alongside the Houthi militants. The office signs three year contracts with the fighters for a pay ranging between USD 1000 and 1200./Al-Arab website

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

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Foreign exchange rates against the Yemeni riyal this evening, Saturday, June 4, 2022 AD. in #Sanaa #dollar: 557 riyals. #SR: 148.2 riyals. in #Aden: #dollar: 1017 riyals. #SR: 269 riyals.

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[Sanaa gov.] Oil ministry: a giant tanker looting a large shipment of Yemeni crude oil

An official at the Ministry of Oil and Minerals in the National Salvation Government said that a giant tanker is currently transferring a large shipment of Yemeni crude oil in a continuation of the organized looting by the aggression and its mercenaries of crude oil revenues in the light of their continuing to cut the salaries of state employees for more than six years.
The official explained to Saba that the giant tanker "APOLYTARES" arrived a few days ago at the port of al-Shihr in Hadhramaut province to load more than two million barrels of crude oil, noting that the value of this shipment is more than $270 million, according to oil prices in the stock exchange globally, which is equivalent to 162 billion Y.R.

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Film: In times of war, #Yemen's #Mango still exports to the #UAE and #Saudi markets.

cp15 Propaganda

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Cartoon: #Houthis & Peace

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Iran deliberately dumps Yemen with drugs: [Aden gov.] Info minister

The Iranian regime deliberately tries to dump the Yemeni lands with drugs as part of its strategy to destabilize the Yemeni and regional security, Yemen's information minister said on Wednesday.

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Ministry of Islamic Affairs Holds a Seminar on "Houthi Summer Camps and Their Danger to Yemeni Generations"

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, represented by the Program of Communication with Yemeni Scholars, organized today a symposium entitled "Houthi Summer Camps and their Danger to the Present and Future of Generations", as part of the program’s awareness activities implemented to warn of the danger of Houthi terrorist intrusive ideologies on Yemeni society and to immunize the Yemeni people and raise the public’s awareness on the importance of confronting and rejecting these ideas in all possible ways.

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Das Deutsche Kulturdiplomatische Institut ICD und die European Organisation für Dialoge veranstalteten eine Konferenz zu Menschenrechtsverletzungen der Houthi in politischer und humanitärer Hinsicht mit dem Titel " Die politischen und wirtschaftlichen Dimensionen terroristischer Bewegungen im Nahen Osten, die Konfrontation mit der Houthi-Miliz und internationale Verantwortung". Anwesenheit und Teilnahme einer Reihe von deutschen Forschern, Politikern und Medienschaffenden.

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If you're working on Yemen without a fairly firm grasp of the history of not only the last decade, but at least the last century or so, you're flying blind, man.

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Shia military trainers arrive in newly opened Sana'a airport!

Shia military trainers from the Lebanese Hezbollah party arrived this week to Sana'a through the Sana'a Airport

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Cartoon: The UN & #Yemen

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More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Siehe / Look at cp1

Fast keine Luftangriffe seit Beginn des Waffenstillstands.

Almost no air raids since the beginning of the truce.

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Aggression warplanes hit Jawf

and also

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Two Civilians Killed in US-Saudi Airstrike in Al-Dhalae

Civilians were killed in a US-Saudi airstrike in Al-Dhalae Governorate, southern Yemen, in the last hours before the end of the UN-sponsored truce.

According to Saba News Agency, two civilians were killed in the bombing of the reconnaissance coalition aircraft on the homes of citizens in Habeel Al-Sama'i in the Qataba district in Al-Dhalea.

and also

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp18

Der Waffenstillstand hält überwiegend; beide Seiten werfen sich Verstöße vor.

The truce mostly holds; both sides accuse each other of violations.

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A woman was shot injured by a Houthi sniper in Jaba Habashi district, in Taiz, today./Crater Sky

A Houthi sniper stationed on Al-Qare'a hill in Taiz opens machinegun fire on the houses of residents in Al-Haseb neighborhood in the besieged city./Multiple websites

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A convoys of Houthi military reinforcements (equipment and personnel) is seen in Alnajd Al-Ahmar, in Ibb province, this Sunday, heading for Taiz. Fighting is expected to break out/Multiple websites

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Masam Dismantles 1,437 Houthi Mines

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief)'s Masam Project for Clearing Mines in Yemen dismantled 1,437 Houthi-laid mines in several regions over the past week.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Masam Project affirmed that 406,481 square meters of land had been cleared.

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160 civilians killed, injured by Saudi army fire in Saada during Shawwal

Statistics issued on Sunday by police of Saada province revealed that 160 civilians were killed and injured by Saudi army fire in the border areas during the month of Shawwal.

The statistics explained that 11 civilians were killed and 60 wounded, including two women, when the Saudi border guards’ shots in the last month of Shawwal.

The police statistics added that 10 civilians were killed and 79 injured as a result of the Saudi army artillery shelling on the border areas in Saada during the same period.

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Aggression forces commit 163 violations of armistice within 24 hours

and also

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Child female killed in Coalition artillery shelling in Bayda =

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Aggression forces commit 129 violations of armistice within 24 hours

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Citizen killed, 4 injured in mine blast in Saada

A security source explained that the landmine was a remnant of the aggression and exploded in Al Abu Jabara valley in Ketaf district.

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Aggression forces commit 105 violations of armistice within 24 hours

and also

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Rights report: Landmines leave 46 civilian victims

A Yemeni rights group on Thursday issued a report unveiling the number of civilian victims affected by mines during the 2-month truce declared by the UN on 2 April.
46 civilian casualties were documented during the humanitarian truce, the MinesinYemen watchdog said on Facebook, blaming the landmines laid by the Houthis and other waste left by the 8-year-old war.
The bombs claimed the lives of 20 civilians (including 5 children and 2 women) and left 26 others (including 4 children and 3 women) injured, the rights group said.

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3,947 Recorded Violations of UN-sponsored Truce by US-Saudi Aggression

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Aggression forces commit 151 violations of armistice within 24 hours

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Houthi militia heavily shell the eastern neighborhoods of Taiz intimidating residents to stay indoor and not dare to go out for shopping./Almashehad Alkhaleeji

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Ferocious clashes between the army and the Houthi militia in Hajjah and Marib/Yemeni Sport

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Taiz: Houthi sniper shoots two civilians injuring them seriously

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Girl killed by mercenaries' bombing in Bayda

A tank of the mercenaries targeted the girl's house in Om al-Khashab area in Al-Zaher district.
The girl's mother and brother were injured and rushed to the hospital.

and also

Film: =

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Houthis commit 245 violations during UN truce

The National Committee to Investigate Alleged Violations to Human Rights (NCTIAVHR) has documented 245 violations to International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law committed by Houthi militia during the UN truce.
The violations led to killing and injuring 23 people.
A released issued by the committee made it clear that the committee's team made field visits to the areas witnessed breaches within the framework of field investigation into incidents in a number of provinces, included Taiz, which has been targeted by Houthi militia rockets led to killing and injuring 23 people.

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Aggression forces commit 114 violations of armistice within 24 hours

and also

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Contrary to hoped-for withdrawals, Houthi militants escalate war in Taiz

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[Aden gov.] army repels a ferocious Houthi attack in Serwah

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Mayyun welcomes UNMHA’s call for support to mine action in Yemen

Mayyun Organization for Human Rights and Development stands with the families of the five civilian victims who were killed by the explosion of landmines planted in several areas in Al-Hodeidah during the past few days.

Mayyun welcomes the call by the United Nations Mission to Support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) to the international community on Sunday, May 29, 2022 AD to support mine action in Hodeidah and all of Yemen and to renew its commitment to assist the parties and mine action authorities in the governorate with technical assistance and coordination of demining activities.

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50 livestock killed by aggression's mines in Marib

More than 50 sheep and camels died as a result of the explosion of mines left over by the US-Saudi aggression coalition and its mercenaries in Jabal Murad district of Marib province during the month of May.

and also

My comment: Or by Houthi-laid landmines. Off course, each sides blames the other for such incidents.

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

Seit dem Abkommen von Stockholm vom 13. Dezember 2018 gibt es einen Waffenstillstand für Hodeidah. Zwar bleiben größere Offensiven aus, kleinere Gefechte gibt es aber laufend, und beide Seiten werfen sich ständig Verstöße gegen den Waffenstillstand vor.

Since the Stockholm Agreement of December 13, 2018, a ceasefire has been in place for Hodeidah. There are no major offensives, but smaller battles are ongoing and both sides constantly are accusing each other of violating the ceasefire.

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UNVIM Operational Analysis – May 2022

Food and Fuel Discharged in May 2022

There was a 20% increase in food discharged (372,971 t) in May 2022 compared to the 2021 monthly average (310,856 t) and a 26% increase compared to the monthly average since May 2016 (296,052 t).

There was a 384% increase in fuel discharged (215,900 t) in May 2022 compared to the 2021 monthly average (44,589 t) and a 66% increase compared to the monthly average since May 2016 (130,327 t).

Food and Fuel Vessel Delays in May 2022

In May 2022, food vessels spent an average of 2.3 days in the CHA, 4.8 days in anchorage, and, 9.3 days at berth. This compares to an average of 2.2 days in the CHA, 1.8 days in anchorage, and 8.9 days at berth in May 2021.
Food vessels therefore spent 5.7%, 165%, and 5% more time in the CHA, anchorage and at berth, respectively, compared to May 2021.

In May 2022, nine (09) food vessels proceeded from the CHA to the anchorage area, 14 berthed, and 15 discharged their cargo and sailed

In May 2022, the average time spent by fuel vessels in the CHA was 9 days, whereas it was 180 days on average in May 2021, or a 95% decrease year-on-year. In comparison to the 2021 monthly average of 73.3 days, the month of May 2022 saw an 88% decrease.

Seven (07) fuel vessels were permitted from the CHA to anchorage, nine (09) berthed, and eight (08) discharged their cargo and sailed during the reporting month.


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Aggression violates Hodeida ceasefire truce 96 times

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102 Recorded Violations by US-Saudi Aggression in Hodeidah

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Aggression violates Hodeida truce 85 times

and also

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Aggression violates Hodeida truce 63 times

and also

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74 Recorded Violations by US-Saudi Aggression in Hodeidah

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Demining team defuses naval mine in Red Sea

Technical team from the Saudi MASAM project has defused a naval mine laid by the Iranian-backed Houthi group in the Red Sea.

cp19 Sonstiges / Other


Photo: Ar Rujum Directorate Al Mahwit Governorate.


Photo: A huge volcanic mountain, open from the top with a circular opening, and at the bottom of it lies a hot sulfur lake. It is the most prominent tourist attraction in the Damt city of Al-Dhalea, south of the city of #Sanaa.

Vorige / Previous:

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-808 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-808: oder / or

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

(18 +, Nichts für Sensible!) / (18 +; Graphic!)

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

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

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

Dieser Beitrag gibt die Meinung des Autors wieder, nicht notwendigerweise die der Redaktion des Freitag.
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