Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 810b- Yemen War Mosaic 810b

Yemen Press Reader 810b: 17. Juni 2022: 2022: Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 810, cp6 - cp19 / June 17, 2022: Sequel to Yemen War Mosaic 810, cp6 - cp19

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Dies ist die Fortsetzung von Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 810, Teil 1 / This is the sequel of Yemen War Mosaic 810, part 1:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-810-yemen-war-mosaic-810

Schwerpunkte / Key aspects

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

Klassifizierung / Classification

cp1 Am wichtigsten / Most important

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

cp2 Allgemein / General

cp2a Allgemein: Saudische Blockade / General: Saudi blockade

cp3 Humanitäre Lage / Humanitarian situation

cp4 Flüchtlinge / Refugees

cp5 Nordjemen und Huthis / Northern Yemen and Houthis

cp6 Separatisten und Hadi-Regierung im Südjemen / Separatists and Hadi government in Southern Yemen

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

cp8a Jamal Khashoggi

cp9 USA

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

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

cp12b Sudan

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

cp15 Propaganda

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

cp18 Kampf um Hodeidah / Hodeidah battle

Klassifizierung / Classification

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(Kein Stern / No star)

? = Keine Einschatzung / No rating

A = Aktuell / Current news

B = Hintergrund / Background

C = Chronik / Chronicle

D = Details

E = Wirtschaft / Economy

H = Humanitäre Fragen / Humanitarian questions

K = Krieg / War

P = Politik / Politics

pH = Pro-Houthi

pS = Pro-Saudi

T = Terrorismus / Terrorism

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

(A P)

Amalqa "Giants" forces detained Thursday director of #Shabwa's Media Dept, Abdullah Barahma, and secretary general of the local council of Ataq district, Adel al-Khalifi, while they were making a documentary film about Shabwa governorate, local sources said.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1537546043616907274

and also https://en.ypagency.net/264175/

and how the separatists tell it:

(A P)

Two Brotherhood-linked spies arrested in Shabwa

Southern Brigades of Al-Amalika (the Giants) arrested yesterday two local officials in Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province on spying-related charges after being caught photographing restricted military areas.
Well-informed sources revealed that the Director of Shabwa's Information Office, Abdullah Ba-Rahmah and the Secretary General of Ataq's local council, Adel Al-Khalifi, who are both known for their close ties with Islah Party

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35214

and released again on June, 18: https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1538237082056986624

(A P)

STC's Centre voices concerns at military recruiting in southern areas

The meeting discussed the latest political developments in Aden and the South, focusing on the recruitment of soldiers for creating military units in some southern region and its negative impacts on social peace, Riyadh agreement and GCC-sponsored consultations.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35213

(A P)

Protest against coalition hits Hadhramaut city of Mukalla for fourth day in row

Thousands of people from Mukalla and Qusaia’r took to street to protest in the past few hours, denouncing the escalating power outages, which increased to more than 16 hours a day.

They denounced the Saudi-led coalition-backed government’s disregard for their suffering, demanding the speedy disbursement of energy companies’ dues and the provision of fuel

https://en.ypagency.net/264168/

(A P)

Gunmen loot car of Danish Refugee Council in Hodeida

https://en.ypagency.net/264105/

(A P)

Senior leader: Mahrah’s sheikhs stand against foreign conspiracies and ambitions

A senior leader in the Mahrah sit-in committee has on Thursday affirmed that the sheikhs of the province have played a major role in maintaining security, stability in the province as well as thwarting all the foreign conspiracies and ambitions.

“Hawf’s sons will not allow anyone to disturb security and stability in Mahrah, or issue it to neighbors in Oman, which stands with Yemenis in general and Mahrah in particular,” said Salem Ali Yasser, head of the sheikhs department in the sit-in committee.

“Yemen has wealth and financial resources, but it suffers due to the beggar-thy-neighbor policy and war against the Yemeni people,” Yasser said at the inauguration of the headquarters of the peaceful sit-in committee in the province, based in Hwaf district.

https://en.ypagency.net/264136/

(A P)

Abdulfatah Jamajim, the well known Aden based political activist who was jailed last year by UAE elite forces in Mukalla, has been released

https://twitter.com/Shuaibalmosawa/status/1537471749595578368

(A K pS)

Govt forces held a military parade in #Marib today. Photos from the Yemeni army's media

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1537438205762449409

Film: https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1537503192430280705

(A T)

One dead and four wounded in attack on hospital in Taiz

At least one person was killed and four others wounded in an armed attack targeted a hospital in central of Taiz city, southwest Yemen, on Wednesday.

Local sources reported that an armed gang led by Jalal Asaj and Mubarak al-Wafi, believed to be affiliated with the Islah Party, stormed Riyadh Hospital in Bir Basha area, and opened fire at random tat employees and patients.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/16/one-dead-and-four-wounded-in-attack-on-hospital-in-taiz/

and also https://www.albawaba.com/news/yemen-gang-raid-taiz-hospital-begin-shooting-1480882

Film: https://twitter.com/alameer_mohmad/status/1537212728594538498

(A P)

Protests call for departure of Riyadh-formed Presidential Council in Aden

Aden city, southern Yemen, witnessed on Thursday protests calling for the departure of the Riyadh-formed Presidential Council and the dismissal of Maeen Abdulmalik’s government loyal to Saudi-led coalition.

Hundreds of participants in the protests chanted anti-coalition slogans due to the insecurity state that hit the city of Aden, and the collapse of basic services, including electricity and water.

This comes following the assassination of journalist Saber Al-Haidari and two of his companions and the injury of another on Wednesday, when an explosive device planted in his car went off in Al-Mansoura district.

https://en.ypagency.net/264096/

(A P)

SDRPY inaugurates four security projects in Socotra

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Porgram for Yemen (SDRPY) has launched four security projects in Socotra Governorate, which are part of projects to support the Yemeni government capacity to increase the efficiency of government institutions in Socotra and various Yemeni governorates and to contribute to enhancing peace and security for the Yemeni society.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35206

(B P)

Southern politician: Aden is ruled by gangs with multiple loyalties

The politician and academic at the University of Aden, Abdulrahman Al-Wali, said on Tuesday that “Aden province is ruled by gangs with multiple loyalties, gangs in electricity, and others in the sale of oil.”

Al-Wali added in a tweet to on “Twitter” , “Other gangs are in the security, police, and judiciary, and bribery are spreading.”

He pointed out that there are other gangs in the Central Bank and the currency trade run by thieves, in addition to gangs in telecommunications, indicating that the government loyal to Saudi-led coalition claims that it does not know those gangs.

https://en.ypagency.net/263944/

(* A P)

UAE-backed separatists vow major uprising against Saudi-led government in Aden

The mobilisation committee of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) has on Tuesday set the date for a promised major uprising against the Riyadh-formed Presidential Council in Aden, southern Yemen.

The committee confirmed that the itinerary of the crowds will be from Zakou’s intersection in the Crater area to the gate of Ma’ashiq Palace, where members of the Presidential Council and the government reside, and is set to take place next Saturday afternoon, accompanied by civil disobedience in the city.

The committee pointed out that the uprising comes as a protest against the non-payment of salaries, the collapse of basic services, including electricity, health and water, and the rise of prices in Aden.

This comes after the STC committee gave the Council ten days to improve the currency rate and electricity service and to pay employee salaries in early June.

The STC is pushing the masses to besiege the Presidential Council and the Prime Minister, Maeen Abdul-Malik Saeed inside the Ma’ashiq Palace, and to expel them from Aden.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/15/uae-backed-separatists-vow-major-uprising-against-saudi-led-government-in-aden/ = https://en.ypagency.net/263933/

(A T)

Assassination of Businessman in Lahj, Killing of Merchant in Abyan

Gunmen assassinated a businessman in Lahj governorate, Tuesday, and a merchant was killed in Abyan, in light of the spread of assassinations and killings in the US-Saudi occupied governorates.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26485/Assassination-of-Businessman-in-Lahj%2C-Killing-of-Merchant-in-Abyan

and also https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/14/gunmen-kill-merchant-in-abyan-after-looting-his-money/

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/15/two-high-profile-murders-hit-occupied-regions-of-yemen/

(A P)

Angry protesters in Hadramout cut off road linking Yemen, Oman

https://en.ypagency.net/264027/

(A P)

Official says Yemeni journalist killed in explosion in Aden

A Yemeni journalist was killed when his car exploded while he was driving in the southern port city of Aden, an official said Thursday, the latest such attack in the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.

Information Minister Moammar al-Iryani said an improvised explosive device had been planted in the car of Saber al-Haidari, an employee with the ministry who also worked for Japan’s NHK television network. It exploded late Wednesday, killing him.

https://apnews.com/article/politics-sanaa-yemen-middle-east-journalists-5a55344a0b148c3442935b2a88e4370c

and also https://english.news.cn/20220616/d97f0cf1d8de4444b4344a7e6c0c8167/c.html

Photos: https://twitter.com/narrabyee/status/1537264773049593857

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1537477833185968134

https://twitter.com/ERYANIM/status/1537201612040687621

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFZtxP-0WrY

(A P)

Houthis fire ballistic missile at Marib despite truce

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29915.html

(A P)

Unknown gunmen assassinate southern resistance leader south Yemen

Unknown armed men on Monday evening assassinated a leader of the southern resistance in Habaileen, a town in the Yemeni southern governorate of Lahj.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29916.html

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263859/

(A P)

A new recruitment campaign underway for STC in the port city of #Aden, days after a Saudi-led coalition-backed brigade begun recruiting new troops in the neighboring governorate of Abyan.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1536114070021099520

Comment: Restructuring the anti Houthi forces under a unified chain of command is a far fetched goal. To put it more bluntly, it is extremely unlikely to happen. Militias r the future of #Yemen & other ME countries that went through conflict.

https://twitter.com/Ndawsari/status/1536117513855111169

(A P)

The STC militia launch a fighter recruitment campaign apart from the government/Bawabati

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57372

(A P)

Sale of weapons to unknown people threatens opponents of UAE on Socotra Island

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia has sold a quantity of weapons to unknown persons on Socotra Island.

According to military sources, the UAE-backed militias looted over 100 rifles of the type AK-47 and 40 boxes of ammunition, in addition to 23 anti-aircraft weapons from a camp of the 1st Marine Infantry Brigade,and sold them to unknown persons on the island, Almahriah TV reported.

According to the channel, the STC’s militia looted the weapons from one of the brigade’s battalions that had declared its loyalty to the STC, and imprisoned soldiers from Socotra because of their opposition to the sale of weapons.

Other sources suggested that the sale of weapons predicts the emergence of new terrorist groups on the island, which is occupied by Emirati forces.

These groups are likely to be used by the UAE to increase their hold over the island, and to suppress and displace the inhabitants of the island under the pretext of fighting terror, and showing their presence with the Zionist entity to “protect maritime navigation” in the Indian Ocean.

https://en.ypagency.net/263826/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/13/uae-backed-mercenaries-in-yemen-sell-large-quantities-of-weapons-to-unknown-party/

(A T)

Leader in ‘southern resistance’ killed in Lahj

https://en.ypagency.net/263859/

(A P)

Iran proxies terrorist groups serve each other: Yemen's Alimi

Open collaboration between Iran's agents and terrorist groups in Yemen portends a new wave of attacks and wide-ranging destruction, leader of the Yemeni Leadership Council (LC) warned on Sunday, after the Houthi group released many prisoners sentenced over terrorist crimes.
The Arabs are urged to have an effective role in the face of challenges endangering the whole nation, and to support the Yemeni people in fending off the Iranian sabotage project, President Rashad al-Alimi said at a session chaired by Lebanon's ambassador in the Arab League (AL).

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29896.html

and also https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3700206/al-alimi-calls-saving-yemen-iran%E2%80%99s-agenda

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57373

(A T)

Imam of mosque killed in Taiz

Unknown armed men assassinated an Imam in al-Nisseriya of Taiz governorate in the early hours of Sunday.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35193

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263683/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/12/local-imam-murdered-in-taiz/

(* A K P)

Hundreds of recruits escape from coalition’s camps in Marib

Hundreds of Yemeni recruits escaped on Sunday from one of the camps of coalition in Marib city, sources told Yemen Press Agency.

The sources said that hundreds of Al-Yemen Al-Sa’eed brigades’ recruits escaped from the camps that UAE established in Al-Rweek area and in border Al-Wadia’h area, and they returned to their areas in Dhamar, Raymah, Ibb and Mahweet provinces.

https://en.ypagency.net/263716/

(A P)

STC warns against relocation of Central Bank to Houthi-held Sana'a

General Secretariat of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) warned of attempts to target the Aden-based Central Bank and relocate its headquarters to Yemen's Houthi-held capital, Sana'a.

In its meeting in Aden on Saturday, the STC's General Secretariat, under the chairmanship of its Assistant Secretary General, Fadl al-Jaadi, considered the relocation of the Central Bank headquarters to Sana'a under the control of the pro-Iran rebels as a violation of the state sovereignty and the legitimacy of the power-sharing government that stemmed from the Riyadh Agreement.

Last week, the STC Presidency urged the government to speed up restructuring of the central bank in Aden

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35190

and also https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/stcs-presidency-emphasizes-categorical-rejection-of-any-forlorn-attempts-targeting-central-bank-in-the-capital-aden/

(A P)

Taiz merchants go on all-out strike against extortion by armed gangs

https://en.ypagency.net/263576/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/11/all-out-strike-hits-taiz-in-protest-against-high-crime-level/

and

(A P)

Taiz traders continue strike in protest of insecurity

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29906.html

(A P)

STC imposes sponsorship system on citizens from northern provinces

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia have imposed kafala or sponsorship system on citizens from the northern provinces.

Activists circulated a form for the STC’s security belt forces in Yafa’e showing the imposition of a sponsorship system on the citizens of the northern provinces.

https://en.ypagency.net/263582/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/11/uae-backed-forces-impose-exploitative-kafala-labour-on-workers-from-northern-yemen/

Document: https://twitter.com/Adelalhasanii/status/1534970867477794816

(A T)

Al-Qaeda kidnaps brother of STC’s commander in Dhalea

https://en.ypagency.net/263495/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/10/yemeni-city-of-dhalea-on-high-alert-as-conflict-between-southern-separatists-and-al-qaeda-escalates/

(A P)

Young man murdered by ” STC” militia in Tor al-Baha, Lahj

https://en.ypagency.net/263503/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/10/young-man-murdered-by-uae-backed-mercenaries-in-lahj/

(A P)

Heavily armed women break into house of leader in “STC” in Aden

A heavily armed women's force stormed a house of a leader in the Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias and expelled him and his family members into the street in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden

https://en.ypagency.net/263537/

(A P)

UAE refers Hani Bin Braik for investigations

The southern Yemeni politician Adel al-Hasani has said that The United Arab Emirates (UAE) referred Hani bin Brik, vice president of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) for investigation .

Adel al-Hasani revealed in a tweet, that “a close source to the STC says that Hani Bin Braik has been referred for investigations on assassination files, as he has UAE nationality.”

The STC is totally silent over the issue while preparations for appointing a new vice president are under way, he added .

https://en.ypagency.net/263248/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/07/vice-president-of-uae-backed-stc-being-investigated-in-assassination-cases/

My remark: It’s obvious the STC still tries to back him. Just within two days, several reports on the official STC website https://en-smanews.org/category/south-arabia/ demonstrate Bin Brik as active, attending several meetings.

(A P)

Military rebellion led by special security forces commander in Shabwah

https://en.ypagency.net/263255/

(A P)

Violent clashes between UAE factions leave killed, wounded in Shabwa

Disagreement and fistfight broke out between elements of the third battalion of the first brigade in UAE-backed Shabwa defense forces in Ataq city, which resulted in death of two elements and wounding others.

https://en.ypagency.net/263213/

(A)

Explosions rock camp of Islah militias in Taiz

https://en.ypagency.net/263207/

(A P)

STC militias launch arrest campaign against sons of northern provinces in Aden

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias carried out on Wednesday an arrest campaign against dozens of northern provinces sons in Aden province, local sources said.

The sources affirmed that the militants loyal to the leader Wisam Maawyah carried out an arrest and hunt campaign for workers of Taiz sons in Sheikh Othman district.

The sources declared that the aim of arresting the sons of northern provinces is to get money and blackmail them.

https://en.ypagency.net/263270/

(A P T)

Islah uses al-Qaeda paper against UAE-backed militias in Shabwah

The UAE-backed local authorities in the oil-rich province of Shabwah have accused Islah party of deploying terrorist elements in several areas of the province.

Informed sources confirmed that dozens of gunmen believed to belong to al-Qaeda were deployed in the Khora area, which lies between the areas of Nisab and Al-Huta, west of the provincial capital city of Ataq.

The sources noted that during the past hours of Tuesday, local authorities sent a joint campaign from the So-called Shabwa Defense militia and Tariq Afash’s forces, and dozens of armored vehicles arrived at Madark camp in Khora.

According to the Observers, The emergence of al-Qaeda elements in different areas of Shabwah, after taking control of the oil fields by the UAE-backed forces. This may lead Saudi Arabia to proceed with using al-Qaeda’s paper to launch attacks on oil installations, so the US can directly to intervene in the province.

https://en.ypagency.net/263246/

(A P)

Businesses shut down in the besieged city of Taiz in a strike over the frequency of high way robbery, murders and lack of overall safety of commercial transportation in the only corridor connecting Taiz with the rest of the country (the Taiz-Aden road of Toor Al-Baha)./Multiple websites

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57285

(A P)

Aggression forces provoke stifling fuel crisis in Marib

Marib city is witnessing a stifling fuel crisis, as long queues of cars were seen in front of gas stations.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189973.htm

and also https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/07/fuel-crisis-hits-yemens-marib-city/

(* A P)

UAE-backed separatist militias mass on streets of Aden

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) on Monday pushed its security factions again to the streets of the port city of Aden, southern Yemen.

Informed sources confirmed that hundreds of members of the Security Belt affiliated with the STC have deployed, during the past hours in the Crater and Sirah districts, near Ma’ashiq Palace, which is used by the Riyadh-backed Presidential Council as its headquarters.

This came hours after the President of the Riyadh-backed Presidential Council, Rashad Al-Alimi, left the city of Aden, heading to Kuwait.

It is not yet known whether the STC seeks to take advantage of Al-Alimi’s absence from Aden to restore its security control over the city after its removal in favor of the Tariq Afash militia, or just sends a threatening message to Al-Alimi to turn against him.

The STC is seeking to pressure Al-Alimi’s council, following the latter’s efforts to restructure its military and security factions, which the STC considers an existential threat to its bases in the political scene.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/07/uae-backed-separatist-militias-mass-on-streets-of-aden/

(A P)

Demonstrators block Hadhramout main roads to protest bad services

Hundreds of Mukalla people on Monday took to street to protest bad services and persistent blackouts seen by the provincial capital of Hadhramout, east Yemen.
The angry protestors blocked the main road leading to Mukalla port and set fire to used tires in protest of electricity deterioration, local sources and eyewitnesses said.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29840.html

and also https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/07/protesters-block-port-of-mukalla-in-hadhramaut/

(A P)

Yemeni President visits Kuwait in trip to four Arab countries

President of the Yemeni Leadership Council, Rashad al-Alimi, on Monday headed to Kuwait, as part of a shuttle trip that will include Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29838.html

(A E P)

Aden YPC increases fuel prices by 6 percent

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29825.html

(A P)

Abyan protests against Brotherhood-linked forces

http://en.adenpress.news/home#35162

cp7 UNO und Friedensgespräche / UN and peace talks

Siehe / Look at cp1

(A P)

Yemen new truce real trial for UN envoy: Official

The UN-brokered extended truce in Yemen puts the UN envoy, Hans Grundberg, at real trial, the government HR deputy minister said on Wednesday, calling on the UN to make deterrent decisions against the Houthi group.
The truce serves as an opportunity for the UN envoy to verify the Houthi willingness to ease the people's suffering and head for an inclusive political solution based on the three terms of reference, Nabeel Abdul Hafeez added in remarks carried by the Anadolu Agency.
Any dodge by the Houthis means they renege the truce deal, he argued, calling on the UN to take deterrent decisions, particularly "listing the militia as a terrorist group."

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29932.html

(A P)

Film: Syria, Yemen, South Sudan & other topics - Daily Press Briefing (15 June 2022)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l65qYD7cPFk

(A P)

Ansarullah Political Bureau: UN Lost Humanitarian Compass in Yemen

Saudi and Emirati money blinded the United Nations and its special envoy to Yemen, says Ali Al-Qahoum, member of the Political Bureau of Ansarullah.

Qahoum confirmed on Wednesday on hisTwitter account that these funds "blinded the United Nations and its Special Envoy, so that it lost the humanitarian compass in Yemen."

"The reality of the United Nations and its Special Envoy has equated the victim with the executioner, amid clear disdain for the suffering and crimes committed against the Yemeni people, by the US-Saudi aggression for eight years," Qahoum pointed out.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26491/Ansarullah-Political-Bureau-UN-Lost-Humanitarian-Compass-in-Yemen

(A P)

US-Saudi violations, obstruction of commercial flights, seizure of fuel ships, won't help existing truce

The head of [Sanaa gov.] national delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam, stressed, Wednesday, that the continuation of the US-Saudi aggression in obstructing flights and seizing ships are negative steps that do not help the existing truce.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26497/US-Saudi-violations%2C-obstruction-of-commercial-flights%2C-seizure-of-fuel-ships%2C-won-t-help-existing

and also https://en.ypagency.net/264052/

(* A P)

BRIEFING TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL BY THE SPECIAL ENVOY FOR YEMEN HANS GRUNDBERG

This is the first time I have had the opportunity to brief this Council in person since I announced the truce in April. The truce has now been holding in Yemen for two and half months. Something unprecedented during this war, and something that seemed unimaginable at the beginning of this year.

Mr. President, two and a half months into the truce, I would like to take stock of where we are on the implementation of the truce, highlight challenges, and delineate the way forward.

First, the truce continues to hold in military terms. There have been no confirmed airstrikes inside Yemen or cross-border attacks emanating from Yemen since the beginning of the agreement. And there has been a significant reduction in civilian casualties. However, casualty numbers due to landmines and unexploded ordinance are unfortunately increasing as civilians, including children, venture into contaminated frontline areas that were previously inaccessible.

Mr. President, despite the overall reduction in fighting, we continue to receive reports from both sides about the alleged violations inside Yemen

The steady flow of fuel to Hudaydah port has been maintained throughout the truce. During the months of April and May, over 480 thousand metric tons of fuel products were cleared – more fuel than entered Hudaydah during the whole of last year.

Mr. President, it is critical that this truce can also deliver on easing the suffering of the people of Taiz. For years, their freedom of movement has been greatly impeded by the conflict. As Taizis know all too well, the only open roads to the city are long and arduous.

Following the nomination of their respective delegations, I convened the parties in Amman to reach an agreement on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates.

After two rounds of frank and constructive deliberations on the views and options proposed by each side, I presented the parties with a proposal for the phased opening of roads. The proposal includes a main route from Taiz city to the Hawban area east of the city, as well as additional roads in Taiz and other governorates. The proposal also includes elements for an implementation mechanism and commitments to the safety of civilian travelers.

Mr. President, recent weeks have shown the fragility of the truce and that delays to implementation might threaten to unravel it in its entirety.

Mr. President, over the past two and a half months, the truce has created a more conducive environment for the parties to engage in good faith. Yet, the implementation of the truce has brought to the surface more contentious issues with political implications, such as revenue management, public sector salary payments, travel documents, and a more durable ceasefire. These are matters that are political and governance related in nature and we need to move towards a more durable arrangement on these issues.

Some of these matters have indeed been highlighted during my ongoing consultations to help formulate the priorities for a structured, multi-track process. During last month, I have held consultations with Yemeni public figures, diverse women constituencies, and economic experts and the private sector to inform the design and substance of such a process.

The political, security, and economic issues raised by Yemenis during the different rounds of consultations have given us a direction for the way forward.

Over the next month and a half, I will pursue two main lines of effort. First, I will work with the parties to ensure the implementation and consolidation of all the elements of the truce, including opening of roads in Taiz and other governorates. Second, I will work to achieve more durable solutions to pressing economic and security needs. As such, I plan to initiate negotiations on the economic and security tracks. This work needs to be anchored in a political context, gearing toward a political settlement.

The truce offers a rare opportunity to pivot towards peace that should not be lost.

https://osesgy.unmissions.org/briefing-united-nations-security-council-special-envoy-yemen-hans-grundberg-4

and shorter media report: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-10917173/UN-Yemen-envoy-calls-Huthi-rebels-open-roads-besieged-city.html

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UN SPECIAL ENVOY’S REMARKS TO THE PRESS FOLLOWING THE SECURITY COUNCIL SESSION ON YEMEN

The proposal on Taiz has been presented to both sides and I am now awaiting a response from Ansar Allah’s leadership. And I hope that we will receive a response soon and I also hope that this response will be positive. As I told the Council, for the next month and a half, I will be working closely with the parties to ensure the implementation but also the consolidation of all elements of the truce. I plan to start discussions on the economic and security tracks to reach more durable solutions. And I will continue to engage with Yemeni stakeholders on options to resume a political process.

https://osesgy.unmissions.org/un-special-envoy%E2%80%99s-remarks-press-following-security-council-session-yemen

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Extending Yemen's Truce Has Resulted in Improved Humanitarian Conditions, Reduced Civilian Casualties, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Ghada Mudawi, Acting Director of the Operations Division of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, echoing the Special Envoy’s assessment of the truce’s impact on the country, said the humanitarian crisis remains as severe today as it did before the truce. Yemen is particularly vulnerable to the supply chain shocks emanating from the war in Ukraine as it depends on imports. Beyond the food sector, huge gaps continue in services such as water, health and education. Mine action is also urgently needed, and aid agencies are facing alarming levels of insecurity.

Despite these challenges, she pointed out that agencies are still delivering aid across Yemen, reaching 11 million people every month. Still, the United Nations response plan is currently just 26 per cent funded and many essential programmes are scaling back when they should be expanding. To make matters worse, the cost of humanitarian aid in Yemen is increasing due to rising global prices. In addition, the project to prevent a catastrophic spill from the Safer oil tanker is stalled due to lack of funds. “This issue, as you know, becomes more dangerous by the hour,” she stated.

Azal al-Salafi, Protection and Advocacy Officer at the Peace Track Initiative, pointed out that the participation of women in peace and political processes remains below the agreed-upon 30 per cent quota, and the committees formed as a result of the peace process still count no women among their members. Highlighting the Feminist Peace Roadmap and thanking the Council for reflecting the Roadmap’s recommendations in the resolution adopted last February on inclusion and multitrack design, she urged the international community to support the Roadmap by considering it as a reference to the peace process.

In the ensuing discussion, Council members praised the agreement between Yemen's internationally recognized Government and Ansar Allah to extend the truce for two months. However, many also expressed concern over the danger of unexploded ordnance, the looming environmental and humanitarian disaster threatened by the Safer oil tanker, recruitment of children and road closures around the city of Taïz.

https://www.un.org/press/en/2022/sc14931.doc.htm

Mudawi briefing in full: https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/ghada-eltahir-mudawi-acting-director-operations-and-advocacy-division-office-coordination-humanitarian-affairs-remarks-behalf-usg-humanitarian-affairs-martin-griffiths-security-council-meeting-yemen

and British envoy (bla bla): https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/building-on-the-momentum-of-the-truce-in-yemen

and shorter media report of this session: https://www.voanews.com/a/hunger-stalks-yemenis-as-truce-eases-some-hardships/6617660.html

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Saudi Arabia and Yemen's Houthis resume direct talks, sources say

Warring parties Saudi Arabia and the Yemen's Houthi movement have resumed direct talks to discuss security along the kingdom's border and future relations under any peace deal with Yemen, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

The so far sporadic negotiations between the two sides resumed last month before the scheduled renewal of a U.N.-brokered truce which was extended by another two months on June 2.

The resumption in talks is a positive sign for efforts by the United Nations and United States to find a political settlement to the conflict which has killed tens of thousands of people and pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.

The virtual talks between senior Saudi and Houthi officials were facilitated by Oman, both sources said, with one adding that there were also plans for a face-to-face meeting in Muscat if there is enough progress.

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-yemens-houthis-resume-direct-talks-sources-say-2022-06-14/?rpc=401&

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A UN delegation visits Taiz and meets the local authority/Multiple websites

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57372

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Al-Ezzi reveals reasons for Sanaa’s decision to open roads in Taiz

The Deputy Foreign Minister of the National Salvation Government, Hussein Al-Ezzi, on Monday revealed the reasons for Sanaa’s decision to open roads in Taiz province.

“Al-Qaeda and Brotherhood militias of the Saudi-led coalition took advantage of the road in Taiz to commit heinous massacres against dozens of citizens from Al-Junaid family and Al-Rumaima family, without the world blinking,” Al-Ezzi said in a tweet on Twitter.

He confirmed that Sanaa decided to open roads that shorten the distance from five hours to half an hour, and at the same time, do not allow the terrorists any new incursions or massacres.

https://en.ypagency.net/263815/

My comment: ??

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[Aden gov.] Yemeni info minister urges world to review dealing with Houthis

The Yemeni information minister on Sunday called on the international community and the UN to reconsider their dealing with the Houthis and press the group to engage in de-escalation efforts willingly.
The UN-brokered truce and Jordan-hosted talks unveiled the truth that the "Houthi group poses stumbling stone for de-escalation and peace efforts, besieges civilians, loots revenues.. and uses humanitarian file to mislead, blackmail and bargain," Moammar al-Eryani tweeted.
The Yemeni government fulfilled all its commitments stated in the truce deal.., and made many concessions in order to achieve this goal, the Yemeni minister added.
However, the Houthi group reneged all the truce pledges, continued breaches in different fronts

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29894.html

and also https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2022/06/13/houthi-rebels-are-a-stumbling-block-in-yemens-peace-process-minister-says/

My comment: Propaganda to improve the own side’s position. Or even to block any peace negotiations to avoid any concessions:

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Peace talks impossible with Houthis: Yemeni diplomat

It is absolutely impossible to reach a real political solution in Yemen unless the current realities are changed, the Yemeni ambassador to the UK said Sunday on Facebook.
Talks about peace with the Houthis cannot prove to be serious, Yaseen Saeed Noman added, as such talks merely "appeal to a fable of building trust with a group rebellious against everything that may bring people together in a common homeland.
"If discussion with this group on reopening a road leading to Taiz was faced with all this obstinacy, despite international pressures, how will it be like when it comes to talks about the State and political settlement?"
The Houthis gave an example of impossibility to talk about going to peace negotiations under the outstanding realities, the Yemeni diplomat said.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29895.html

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UN chief hails Iranian efforts to extend truce in Yemen

UN secretary-general speaks after phone call with Iranian foreign minister

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday hailed Iran's efforts to renew a UN-brokered truce in war-torn Yemen.

"The secretary-general expressed his satisfaction at the extension of the truce in Yemen as well as his appreciation of Iran's efforts in this regard," said a UN statement following a phone call between Guterres and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Abdollahian.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/world/un-chief-hails-iranian-efforts-to-extend-truce-in-yemen/2611993

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[Sanaa gov.] Prisoners Committee: UN-Sponsored Exchanging Agreement Delayed by US-Saudi Aggression

The National Committee of Prisoners confirmed Friday that progress is slow in the negotiations to implement the prisoner exchange agreement signed in March under the auspices of the United Nations with the Saudi-backed side.

The head of the committee, Abdulqader Al-Murtada, told Almasirah:"It was assumed that the past April and May would be months for the exchange of prisoner lists in accordance with the agreement, but the other party is clearly procrastinating."

He revealed that the US-Saudi mercenaries set new conditions, including adding names that were not agreed upon, and refraining from submitting their prisoners' lists.

Al-Murtada noted the weak UN performance in the face of mercenaries

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26391/Prisoners-Committee-UN-Sponsored-Exchanging-Agreement-Delayed-by-US-Saudi-Aggression

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263524/

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[Sanaa gov.] Military Committee calls on UN to pressure on coalition to stop its violations of UN truce

Head of the National Military Committee in Sanaa, Major General Yahya Abdullah Al-Razami, called on the United Nations to a serious position to pressure the Saudi-led coalition forces to stop its violations and hostile operations.

https://en.ypagency.net/263621/

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Saudi-Backed Party Negotiating to Get Media Attention, No Plans to Open Closed Roads

The issue of opening roads in Taiz and the rest of the governorates is still stumbling despite the passage of two rounds of negotiations in the Jordanian capital, Amman, due to the intransigence of the Saudi-backed party, which rejects the proposals presented by the Sanaa Military Negotiating Committee and sets impossible conditions for opening these roads.

The Saudi-backed side’s intransigence pushed Sana’a to present a unilateral initiative to open three roads as a first stage, provided that this contributes to opening closed roads by the coalition in the rest of the other governorates, including Ma’rib governorate.

This was rejected, as the head of the Saudi-backed delegation in the Amman consultations, Abdul Karim Shaiban, confirmed that any attempts to open roads by the Sana'a party are undermining the Amman talks, according to his claim.

The intransigence of the US-Saudi aggression caused raising many questions about the intentions of it from the talks and its insistence on focusing on opening the roads of Taiz without other provinces, even though the recent UN-sponsored truce agreement did not provide for opening all roads, but rather opening roads without any designation or identification, which was confirmed by the Deputy Foreign Minister in The government of Sana'a Hussein Al-Ezzi.

The National side confirmed that the goal of the Saudi-backed party is to obtain a military loophole that would enable them to control the whole city, or not to open new ports because opening them would deprive them of the tax they impose on goods and tankers, which was confirmed by a member of the National Delegation, Abdulmalik Al-Ejri.

The intransigence of the Saudi-backed side and its impossible conditions during the two rounds of negotiations in the Jordanian capital Amman prevented any progress in this issue

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26401/Saudi-Backed-Party-Negotiating-to-Get-Media-Attention%2C-No-Plans-to-Open-Closed-Roads

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Disclosure on reopening roads in Yemen to be announced

Well-informed Yemeni sources reported that there are understandings and consensus between the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, and the Houthi militia on opening a number of roads in Taiz and other Yemeni governorates, noting that this came after the envoy’s recent visit to Sanaa.

For its part, the government delegation indicated in Jordan’s consultations on the roads of Taiz and other governorates, that it did not receive any information from the UN envoy about the results of his talks with the Houthis in Sana’a, especially with regard to the envoy’s proposal to open roads in Taiz and Yemeni governorates, which provides for the opening of five main roads. And a subsidiary in Taiz and Al-Dhale.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35187

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UN envoy leaves Sana'a

https://saba.ye/en/news3190301.htm

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UN Special envoy PRESS RELEASE ON NEGOTIATIONS ON OPENING ROADS IN TAIZ AND OTHER GOVERNORATES

Discussions resumed yesterday 5 June in Amman, Jordan with the delegations of both parties to reach an agreement to open roads in Taiz and other governorates as per the terms of the truce agreement. The Special Envoy Hans Grundberg shared today with the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah a revised proposal on the phased re-opening of roads, including an implementation mechanism and guarantees for the safety of civilian travelers, based on the discussions with both sides.

The updated proposal calls for the re-opening of roads, including a main route, leading into and out of Taiz city, as well as roads in other governorates that aims to alleviate civilian suffering and enhance the delivery of goods. The proposal takes into consideration suggestions from both parties, as well as feedback from Yemeni civil society. It also takes into account concerns expressed by the parties.

“This is a first step in our collective efforts to lift restrictions on the freedom of movement of Yemeni women, men and children within the country. The parties have a moral and political responsibility to engage seriously and urgently with the UN proposal, prioritizing the interests of civilians and delivering immediate and tangible results to the people of Taiz and Yemen at large,” Mr. Grundberg said. “While I continue my efforts and engagement with the parties on this file, I hope the proposed initiative will sustain the momentum needed to move towards discussions on more durable arrangements within the multitrack process.”

https://osesgy.unmissions.org/press-release-negotiations-opening-roads-taiz-and-other-governorates = https://twitter.com/OSE_Yemen/status/1534506239958339585

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Instead of open roads, there will be open graves: Houthi figure threatens Taiz

Today, the head of the Houthi "military committee" participating in the Jordan talks Yaya Al-Ruzami threatened that "instead of open roads, there will be open graves."

Trying to say something (anything) to justify the Shia's unwillingness to keep their end of the bargain and end the siege, Al-Ruzami said in a press conference "When we see their good faith, good dealing, their seriousness to fix the country …not their quest as roads Taiz people use them as human shields, or as military roads for them, this hurts us [Sic]. And instead of open roads, there will be open graves."

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57320

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Houthis criticize Yemeni gov't for not responding to one-sided initiative

The Yemeni government obstructs the reopening of Taiz roads, head of the Houthi delegation to the Amman-hosted talks said Tuesday, after the group introduced a one-sided initiative which the government rejected.
The government delegation deliberately hinders talks by failing to deal with the initiative, Yahiya al-Rozami added.
Earlier this week, the Houthi group proposed to open a sandy subway in Taiz city, a unilateral step that was rejected by the government.
The Houthi senior negotiator called on the UN representatives to visit the proposed road in Taiz.
By their one-sided measures, the Houthis try to circumvent the truce and "blow up the talks" brokered by the UN in Amman to end Taiz siege, the Yemeni information minister tweeted.

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29846.html

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UN envoy arrives in Yemen for talks on besieged city

The United Nations special envoy arrived in Yemen on Wednesday for talks on reopening routes to a Houthi-blockaded city that has proved the thorniest problem in implementing a fragile truce.
Swedish diplomat Hans Grundberg flew into the capital Sanaa.

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2022/06/08/UN-envoy-arrives-in-Yemen-for-talks-on-besieged-city

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UN envoy arrives in Sanaa to discuss strengthening humanitarian truce

https://en.ypagency.net/263309/

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[Sanaa gov.] President Al-Mashat meets UN envoy at Presidential House in Sana'a

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3190190.htm

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Al-Sami’e: We are ready to open three roads as an initial stage in Taiz

Member of the [Sanaa] Supreme Political Council, General Sultan Al-Sami’e, confirmed the national salvation government’s readiness to open three roads as an initial stage, then open all roads in Taiz province.

He also revealed that the Saudi-backed party refused to allow the citizens of Taiz to cross through some roads since 2017.

Al-Sami’e pointed out that Sanaa is ready to open the roads through which the citizen can enter and exit safely, but the intransigence of the Saudi-backed party is not justified.

“We want the Saudi-backed party to have sincere intentions to allow citizens to exit and enter through the ports that our team in Amman put forward,” he said.

https://en.ypagency.net/263282/

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Military committee leaves Amman for Sanaa

The [Sanaa gov.] National Military Committee, accompanied by UN envoy Hans Grundberg, left the Jordanian capital, Amman, to return to the capital, Sanaa, on Wednesday morning.

“After completing the discussions of the first phase on roads and violations, the Military Committee will leave Amman and return to the capital, Sanaa, accompanied by the UN envoy,” the head of the National Delegation Mohammed Abdulsalam said in a tweet.

https://en.ypagency.net/263300/

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UN PRESS RELEASE ON NEGOTIATIONS ON OPENING ROADS IN TAIZ AND OTHER GOVERNORATES

Discussions resumed yesterday 5 June in Amman, Jordan with the delegations of both parties to reach an agreement to open roads in Taiz and other governorates as per the terms of the truce agreement. The Special Envoy Hans Grundberg shared today with the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah a revised proposal on the phased re-opening of roads, including an implementation mechanism and guarantees for the safety of civilian travelers, based on the discussions with both sides.

The updated proposal calls for the re-opening of roads, including a main route, leading into and out of Taiz city, as well as roads in other governorates that aims to alleviate civilian suffering and enhance the delivery of goods. The proposal takes into consideration suggestions from both parties, as well as feedback from Yemeni civil society. It also takes into account concerns expressed by the parties.

“This is a first step in our collective efforts to lift restrictions on the freedom of movement of Yemeni women, men and children within the country. The parties have a moral and political responsibility to engage seriously and urgently with the UN proposal, prioritizing the interests of civilians and delivering immediate and tangible results to the people of Taiz and Yemen at large,” Mr. Grundberg said. “While I continue my efforts and engagement with the parties on this file, I hope the proposed initiative will sustain the momentum needed to move towards discussions on more durable arrangements within the multitrack process.”

https://osesgy.unmissions.org/press-release-negotiations-opening-roads-taiz-and-other-governorates

Remark: [Aden] Govt delegation agreed on this proposal by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen to reopen a main and 4 secondary roads in #Taiz, but Houthi delegation told Grundberg that they need to discuss it with their leadership in Sana'a, says a govt source

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1534257815518322691

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General al-Razzami describes Amman's negotiations on road openings as positive

The Head of the National Military Committee of the Supreme Political Council in Sana' a General Yahya Abdullah al-Razzami, described the negotiations and consultations held in the Jordanian capital Amman to open the lines as positive.
General al-Razzami said at a press conference held on Wednesday at Sana 'a airport upon his return and members of the National Military Committee to Sana' a from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan "The negotiations were positive and we came out with the opening of three routes " al-Shurejah-Karsh-Al-Rahida and Al-Zaylaie-Al-Suraimi-Aba'ar and Air Defense-al-Khamseen-al-Siteen ", Which was an initiative on our part from the first day, but the other party wanted to delay what we had proposed and wanted more from us.
He added, "There are proposals put forward by the United Nations that we will discuss with the leadership in Sana'a and we will return to complete the remaining initiatives, and we are ready with the initiative that we took if we see from the other side the seriousness and acceptance of what was proposed of these initiatives, and we are also ready for what is greater according to the leadership's directives."

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3190207.htm

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Head, members of National Military Committee meet European Union Ambassador to Yemen

The Head of the National Military Committee of the Supreme Political Council in Sana'a, Major General Yahya Abdullah Al-Razzami, and members of his accompanying team in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, met on Tuesday with the European Union Ambassador to Yemen Gabriel Munuera Vinals.
In the meeting, Major General Al-Razzami confirmed the firm position of the Sana'a government regarding opening roads as a first stage that contributes to alleviating the suffering of the people of Taiz province, and the rest of the other provinces, through the initiatives presented to open three roads in Taiz Governorate as a first stage.
He pointed out that the initiatives to open the three roads in Taiz include the Karsh-Al-Shuraeja-Al-Rahida road, Al-Zaylaie-Al-Surmain-Salah road, and al-Siteen-al-Khamseen-Air Defense-Bir Basha" road.
He pointed to Sana'a's keenness and seriousness in the initiative and the tendency to alleviate the suffering of the people of Taiz.

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3190209.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263294/

and from the other side:

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Houthis keep refusing to open roads to the besieged city of Taiz

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels refused today to reopen roads to the besieged city of Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city, sources said.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the Houthi rebels rejected a proposal made by the UN Envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, to reopen a main road to the seven-year-besieged city of Taiz.

This comes one day following the kick-off of the Amman-held second round of talks between representatives from Yemen’s internationally-recognized government and the Houthi militia.

The Houthis, however, argue that the UN-brokered truce did not stipulate that all roads should be open,

“The truce did not stipulate the opening of all roads. It just mentioned roads without names or specifications,” said Hussein Alezzi, deputy foreign minister in the so-called Houthi government.

https://republicanyemen.net/archives/31504

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New Houthi trick to avoid obligation of lifting Taiz siege

Negotiations are going on in Amman, and Houthi bulldozers are clearing ground in Taiz. It is a new trick by the Houthis to circumvent the Houthi militia's obligation (under the UN-brokered truce) to lift the siege around the city. Under the guise of opening roads, the militia on their own (unilateral) initiative are constructing a military road north of the city (a road meant to help themselves send their own military reinforcements close to the frontlines) /Yemen Shaba TV website.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57285

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Yemen’s warring parties agree to establish joint coordination mechanism

Military representatives from Yemeni government, Coalition Joint Forces Command, Houthis gather in Jordan's capital Amman

Yemen’s warring sides agreed to launch a joint coordination room Monday to help pave the way for bringing the country’s seven-year war to a close.

"The military coordination committee agreed to set up a joint coordination room to address main issues of concern in a timely manner," the office of the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, said in a statement.

Military representatives from the Yemeni government, the Coalition Joint Forces Command and the Houthis were gathered in Jordan's capital Amman by the Office of the Special Envoy for Yemen as part of the second meeting of the parties’ military coordination committee.

"The meeting was held in a good atmosphere with the participants engaging constructively on a number of technical issues related to the parties’ commitment to implementing the truce," added in the statement.

In addition to establishing a joint coordination mechanism, the parties also agreed to nominate focal points for the coordination room within a week to ensure regular communication.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemen-s-warring-parties-agree-to-establish-joint-coordination-mechanism/2607318

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Press release on negotiations on opening roads in Taiz and other governorates

Discussions resumed yesterday 5 June in Amman, Jordan with the delegations of both parties to reach an agreement to open roads in Taiz and other governorates as per the terms of the truce agreement. The Special Envoy Hans Grundberg shared today with the Government of Yemen and Ansar Allah a revised proposal on the phased re-opening of roads, including an implementation mechanism and guarantees for the safety of civilian travelers, based on the discussions with both sides.

The updated proposal calls for the re-opening of roads, including a main route, leading into and out of Taiz city, as well as roads in other governorates that aims to alleviate civilian suffering and enhance the delivery of goods. The proposal takes into consideration suggestions from both parties, as well as feedback from Yemeni civil society. It also takes into account concerns expressed by the parties.

“This is a first step in our collective efforts to lift restrictions on the freedom of movement of Yemeni women, men and children within the country. The parties have a moral and political responsibility to engage seriously and urgently with the UN proposal, prioritizing the interests of civilians and delivering immediate and tangible results to the people of Taiz and Yemen at large,” Mr. Grundberg said.

https://osesgy.unmissions.org/press-release-negotiations-opening-roads-taiz-and-other-governorates

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Military coordination committee convenes second meeting under UN-auspices

The Office of the Special Envoy for Yemen convened the second meeting of the parties’ military coordination committee in Amman, Jordan today. Military representatives from the Government of Yemen, Ansar Allah and the Coalition Joint Forces Command participated in the meeting, facilitated by the UN Envoy’s Principal Military Adviser Brigadier General Antony Hayward.

The meeting was held in a good atmosphere with the participants engaging constructively on a number of technical issues related to the parties commitment to implementing the truce.

The military coordination committee agreed to set up a joint coordination room to address main issues of concern in a timely manner, and to nominate focal points for the coordination room within a week to ensure regular communication.

“Communication and trust-building are necessary for de-escalating the conflict in Yemen,” said Brig. Gen. Hayward. “Despite numerous ongoing challenges, the parties’ commitment to constructive dialogue and exchange on de-escalation efforts demonstrate their intent to uphold the truce and alleviate civilian suffering.”

The military coordination committee also agreed to meet on a monthly basis to ensure regular discussions continue at a strategic level.

https://osesgy.unmissions.org/military-coordination-committee-convenes-second-meeting-under-un-auspices

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Yemeni diplomat reveals status of diplomatic talks on Taiz roads

The Head of the Sana’a military delegation in Amman talks, Major General Yahya Al-Razami, revealed the results of the talks with the Saudi-led coalition delegation regarding the opening of roads.

Al-Razami said in a news statement on Tuesday: “We are still on our firm position on opening roads as a first stage contributing to alleviating the suffering of the sons of Taiz and the rest of the provinces.”
He stressed that the delegation presented initiatives to open 3 roads in Taiz as a first stage, which includes road of Karsh Al-Sharija Al-Raheda, Al-Sayla, Al-Sarmin-Salah, 50th, 60th Streets and Al-Difae Al-Jawiyi-Bir Pasha.

Al-Razami pointed out that the coalition party’s obstruction and rejection of the proposals presented by Sana’a prevented rapid progress, which has proved its seriousness in alleviating the suffering of citizens.

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/07/yemeni-diplomat-reveals-status-of-diplomatic-talks-on-taiz-roads/

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General al-Razzami: What enemy is unable to achieve with aggression, blockade will not be obtained by negotiations

The Chairman of the [Sanaa gov.]Special Military Committee to discuss violations of the United Nations truce monitor the ceasefire and open roads, General Yahya Abdul lah al-Razzami, confirmed on Monday that what the enemy has been unable to achieve in more than seven years of aggression, siege, and criminality against the Yemeni people, will not be obtained by negotiations or any other means

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189819.htm

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Yemen truce major step towards ending the war

World must stand by UN and Gulf states to enable Yemenis lead a decent life

The Yemen truce is a significant step as it will ease the entry of the much need fuel imports and allow the resumption of commercial flights from the Sana’a airport.

More importantly, it is a major step towards a lasting peaceful solution to one of the longest military conflicts in the region, which killed thousands of Yemenis and pushed the country to the brink of starvation. It has devastated the country’s economy and its health and education systems.

The international community is now required to support those efforts

https://gulfnews.com/opinion/editorials/yemen-truce-major-step-towards-ending-the-war-1.88405123

cp8 Saudi-Arabien / Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia adds 19 Yemeni individuals, entities to terror list

Saudi Arabia announced late Tuesday that it has added 19 Yemeni individuals and entities to its terrorist list.

The eight Yemenis and 11 entities were listed for their involvement in facilitating the financial activities of Yemen’s Houthi rebel group, while some of them are associated and cooperating with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to the kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/saudi-arabia-adds-19-yemeni-individuals-entities-to-terror-list/2613910

and SPA report: https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2362586

cp8a Jamal Khashoggi

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DC trolls Saudi embassy by naming street Jamal Khashoggi Way

One month ahead of President Joe Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia, the District of Columbia is renaming the street in front of the Saudi embassy Jamal Khashoggi Way, trolling Riyadh for its role in the killing of the dissident Saudi activist and journalist in 2018.

With members of the D.C. Council in attendance, a Jamal Khashoggi Way sign was unveiled directly in front of the embassy’s main entrance.

“We intend to remind the people who are hiding behind these doors ... that we hold them responsible and we will hold them accountable for the murder of our friend,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of DAWN, the pro-Arab world democracy organization founded by Khashoggi prior to his death.

Whitson also criticized what she called the “shameless capitulation” of the Biden administration for seeking improved relations with the Saudi government and scheduling an official presidential visit to the kingdom.

https://apnews.com/article/biden-jamal-khashoggi-saudi-arabia-middle-east-district-of-columbia-24ecbca5f80ffc4f0919bcd93edfb64b

cp9 USA

Siehe / Look at cp1, cp9a

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The Concrete Steps

There's a fantastic opportunity regarding the war in Yemen—this is so exciting.

What are the concrete steps that people can take in order to change things? It’s not the media’s job to get people off the couch and induce people to become active—even Democracy Now! doesn’t really do that, since it’s a news program, though DN! is obviously more activism-oriented than something like CNN is.

We don’t have to be mere spectators—we can be participants. There’s endless hope if we join activism and it’s exciting to join activism.

I’m just starting out on Substack—I have a long way to go in all aspects of my writing. But I want to eventually provide my audience with concrete steps so that my audience can take action. The first step is to demonstrate that taking action is worthwhile and the second step is to provide those concrete steps

I read about an amazing opportunity regarding the war in Yemen:

“Congress Launches a New Bipartisan Effort to End the War in Yemen” (1 June 2022)

https://join.substack.com/p/the-concrete-steps?s=w

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Saudi Armed Forces, US Counterpart Hold Final Planning Conference for “Urgent Fury 22” Exercise

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2362668

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Biden to visit ‘pariah’ Saudi Arabia and Israel next month

President Joe Biden confirmed Tuesday that he will visit Saudi Arabia next month for talks with its leaders, a dramatic change in his stance on the kingdom that he pledged to make a “pariah” as a Democratic candidate for the White House.

With the visit at the tail end of a July 13-16 Middle East trip that includes stops in Israel and the West Bank, Biden is edging off his adversarial stance on the Saudis’ human rights record. He’s looking to reset the relationship at a time when the U.S. could use help from the oil-rich kingdom to alleviate soaring prices at the pump for motorists at home and around the globe.

The stop in Saudi Arabia will include talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto leader of the kingdom, according to White House and Saudi officials. U.S. intelligence officials have determined Prince Mohammed likely ordered the 2018 killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

In a brief exchange with reporters Tuesday, Biden bristled when asked about his upcoming visit to Jeddah and noted that his team had laid out in a statement “everything I’m doing in the Middle East.”

Human rights advocates and some Democratic allies cautioned Biden about visiting the kingdom

https://apnews.com/article/biden-business-israel-saudi-arabia-jamal-khashoggi-edba0435dedc08db952c406536d67713

and also https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/biden-meet-with-saudi-crown-prince-during-middle-east-trip-2022-06-14/

and

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Biden’s Saudi Arabia Reversal Unlikely to Solve Oil Price Crisis

President plans to visit in July amid move to reconciliation

Kingdom and its allies have limited supplies to give: Yergin

President Joe Biden’s visit to oil-rich Saudi Arabia might heal frayed US ties with the kingdom, but it’s unlikely to resolve the energy crisis plaguing the global economy.

Biden is planning to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the market havoc and rampant inflation unleashed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine force reconciliation with a country he once condemned as a “pariah.” In a symbol of goodwill, Riyadh and the alliance of producers it leads agreed earlier this month to pump a little extra crude -- and consumer nations are hoping more will follow.

But even if the visit secures a promise of additional barrels, it may fail to cool a rally that has propelled US gasoline to unprecedented levels of $5 a gallon and underpinned the inflationary spiral.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-14/biden-s-saudi-arabia-reversal-unlikely-to-solve-oil-price-crisis

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MBS Image Being Whitewashed Ahead of Biden Visit

Intelligence Online reveals that the US is seeking to whitewash the image of the Saudi Crown Prince through Islamic links and global consulting firms before President Biden's upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia.

According to Intelligence Online, the US is attempting to whitewash the image of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), through the Muslim World League (MWL) and the global consulting firm Berkeley research group (BRG) ahead of US President Biden's visit to the Kingdom in a Middle East tour.

MWL and BRG are attempting to ease tensions between MBS and the US President by roping BGR in Government Affairs, a lobby familiar with Saudi Arabia.

BRG has previously worked for Azerbaijan, Bahrain, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and the Somali Ministry of Finance.

According to Intelligence Online, it is likely to face a difficult challenge in trying to modify the image the American public has toward Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose reputation was severely damaged by the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26528/MBS-Image-Being-Whitewashed-Ahead-of-Biden-Visit

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Hebrew newspaper: Normalization is a major reason for Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia

US President Joe Biden said the objective of his visit to Saudi Arabia is to push forward contacts between the Israeli occupation entity and the Kingdom, not just to convince Riyadh to increase oil production, the Israel Hayom newspaper reported.

Answering questions from journalists if he has decided to visit Saudi Arabia, he replied, “No, not yet.”

Asked why the decision was delayed, he denied that he was waiting for any commitment from the Saudis on the global energy crisis.

“ No, no. The commitments from the Saudis don’t relate to anything having to do with energy. It happens to be a larger meeting taking place in Saudi Arabia. That’s the reason I’m going. And it has to do with national security for them — for Israelis. I have a program — anyway. It has to do with much larger issues than having to do with the energy pie

https://en.ypagency.net/263778/

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US president confirms deployment of troops in Yemen

Biden’s letter to Congress reaffirms continued US support for the Saudi-led coalition

In a letter addressed to Congress earlier this week, President Joe Biden confirmed that the US has deployed troops to Yemen with the aim of battling extremist groups and continuing military support for the Saudi-led coalition.

“A number of American military personnel are deployed in Yemen,” the US president said, “to conduct operations against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and ISIS, as well as providing military advice and information to the Saudi-led coalition.”

According to Biden’s letter, the US military will continue to work “closely” with “partner regional forces” in their operations against Ansarallah.

The letter adds that the US military presence in Yemen is “to protect US interests by providing air and missile defense capabilities and support the operation of United States military aircraft,” but stressed that the US role in the country is “non-combatant” and is for “defensive purposes.”

Although the US president previously vowed to end offensive support for the Saudi-led coalition amid growing criticism in Congress of Washington’s role in the brutal war on Yemen, the letter confirms the White House’s continued support for Saudi Arabia and its allies.

https://thecradle.co/Article/News/11676 = https://mronline.org/2022/06/14/u-s-president-confirms-deployment-of-troops-in-yemen/

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US seeks full reset with Saudi Arabia, effectively moving on from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Senior US officials have conveyed to Saudi Arabia that the US is prepared to move forward with a "reset" of the relationship, and effectively move on from the 2018 murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in order to repair ties with the key Middle East ally, senior US officials tell CNN.

The planning for a reset is a dramatic about-face for President Joe Biden, who came into office vowing to make Saudi Arabia a "pariah" over Khashoggi's murder. His administration also released an intelligence report last year that directly accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of orchestrating Khashoggi's killing.

But officials say Biden, who is under immense pressure to crack down on Russia and lower domestic gas prices amid inflation that's rising at the fastest pace since 1981, has set aside his moral outrage to pursue warmer relations with the Kingdom amid the dramatic global upheaval spurred by the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine.

"Both sides have decided that for the sake of achieving peace and stability in the Middle East, we need to move past it," said one senior US official, referring to Khashoggi's murder. The Saudis, for their part, consider the Khashoggi case closed—and have made that clear to the US, officials said.

That doesn't mean forgiving and forgetting, the sources noted. Biden, they said, does plan to raise Khashoggi's murder directly with MBS, as the crown prince is known, when they meet as soon as next month. And some officials inside the administration still believe more should be done to hold MBS accountable for the crime. But the shift is now well underway after months of meetings in Riyadh between two of Biden's top national security advisers, Brett McGurk and Amos Hochstein, and Saudi officials, including MBS. And it is already sparking outrage, with Khashoggi's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, accusing Biden of losing his moral compass.

"President Biden's decision to meet MBS is horribly upsetting to me and supporters of freedom and justice everywhere," she said in a statement to CNN.

A human rights defender in Washington close to the administration, who was also a close friend of Khashoggi's, told CNN that he believes moving on and doing nothing more to hold MBS accountable for Khashoggi's killing will deal a huge blow to the prince's opposition and Arab dissidents around the world.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/06/10/politics/us-saudi-relationship-reset-jamal-khashoggi/index.html

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US Congress Proposes Anti-Iran Alliance

The US should support Israel and nine Arab countries establishing an integrated air defense system to counter Iran, according to a proposal by ten members of Congress from both parties made public this week.

Dubbed the Deterring Enemy Forces and Enabling National Defenses (DEFEND) Act, the bill would authorize the Pentagon to cooperate with Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to develop and deploy integrated air and missile defenses against alleged threat posed by Iran.

The bill enjoys the support of ten lawmakers from both political parties.

https://hiindia.com/2022/06/10/us-congress-proposes-anti-iran-alliance/

and also https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/11/683726/10-pro-Israel-members-of-US-Congress-propose-anti-Iran-alliance

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Biden's Visit to Saudi Arabia: New Rules of American Game against Russia

Certainly the policy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been stripped at the international level for a long time, firstly because the Kingdom's policy is not independent in its decision on many international issues. Rather, it is governed by its master, who delineates for it what should or should not be. The United States of America is directing Saudi Arabia to take positions on many international issues and what should be done.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26370/Biden-s-Visit-to-Saudi-Arabia-New-Rules-of-American-Game-against-Russia

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Why Aren't We Out of Yemen Yet?

Biden's vague, partial drawdown isn't enough.

Biden is reportedly considering a trip to Saudi Arabia in July. He's been widely castigated for the plan, which would mark a major reversal of campaign-era talk about making the regime a "pariah." But the visit has yet to be formally announced, which means Biden could still cancel or reconfigure it to push the Saudi government toward a more permanent peace in Yemen.

The president doesn't need to wait for Congress to pass that resolution to wind down U.S. military support for the coalition; constitutional constraints on presidential war powers are all on the side of joining wars, not leaving them. Nor does Biden need congressional permission to give the American people full information on what our government has done in Yemen and how it can—and should—stop working with the Saudi-led coalition going forward. He can speak plainly to the public and Riyadh whenever he likes.

We've had weasel words enough about the U.S. role in Yemen for three presidencies now. It's time for transparency—and peace.

https://reason.com/2022/06/09/why-arent-we-out-of-yemen-yet/

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Telephonic Press Briefing with Timothy A. Lenderking U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen

I think many of you are aware that I just returned from Yemen. I traveled to Aden last week with our new Ambassador to Yemen Steve Fagin, and the purpose of the trip was to demonstrate U.S. commitment to Yemen and, indeed, to secure the truce that Geraldine noted has been renewed until August 2nd. As you know, Yemen remains a priority for the U.S. administration. We remain committed to a durable solution to the conflict and we are in it for the long haul.

This is the best opportunity Yemen has had for peace in several years. To move forward on the path to peace, the conflict parties must not only implement the terms of the current truce – including urgently opening roads to Taiz – they must agree to a permanent ceasefire and begin a comprehensive and inclusive political process that durably ends the war. So we urge the parties to continue to choose peace over continued war, suffering, and destruction.

The ongoing truce is having tangible impact on millions of Yemenis. The truce has enabled the flow of essential goods. It has improved the freedom of movement. It has facilitated humanitarian access and it has saved lives. But more work is needed. The truce is temporary. This renewal ends on August 2nd.

We need to continue the commercial flights to and from Cairo and Amman, Jordan. We thank the governments of Egypt and Jordan for their support for this effort. These commercial flights are the first flights commercially out of Sana’a airport since 2016. They’re flying almost at full capacity. This shows that Yemenis have been unable to travel for too long and really relish the opportunity to travel for medical attention, to see loved ones, and to gain respite from the conflict. The fuel ships that have been offloading in Hodeidah Port need to continue to offload according to the terms of the truce. And then, on the military side, the parties must maintain calm and continue to freeze in place.

Along with the Taiz road opening, where citizens have suffered too long, these are the core elements of the truce, and we really call on all the parties to continue to adhere to the terms. As I say, I think they’re making a real difference in the lives of Yemenis. Yemenis are seeing tangible results from this truce.

https://www.state.gov/telephonic-press-briefing-with-timothy-a-lenderking-u-s-special-envoy-for-yemen/

and media report: https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2022/06/07/US-is-cautiously-optimistic-about-situation-in-Yemen-Lenderking

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Nicht ganz freiwillig

Waffenruhe im Jemen verlängert. Hintergrund: Resolution im US-Kongress

… am 31. Mai in den US-Kongress eingebrachten Resolution zu stehen. In dieser wird die US-Administration aufgefordert, alle US-amerikanischen bewaffneten Kräfte aus jeglichen »Feindseligkeiten« gegen die Ansarollah innerhalb von 30 Tagen nach Inkrafttreten der Resolution zurückzuziehen. Ausnahme wäre, wenn der Kongress auf Bitte des Präsidenten ein anderes Rückzugsdatum festlegt, eine Kriegserklärung ausspricht oder die US-Armee in anderer Weise autorisiert. Auf von der US-Armee durchgeführte militärische Operationen gegen die im Jemen aktive Al-Qaida und mit ihr assoziierte Kräfte hingegen bezieht sich die Resolution explizit nicht. Argumentiert wird in der von 42 Abgeordneten eingebrachten Initiative, nur der Kongress sei nach Artikel 1, Absatz 8 der US-Verfassung befugt, einem anderen Land den Krieg zu erklären. Obwohl dies nie geschah, seien bewaffnete US-Kräfte seit März 2015 in Feindseligkeiten zwischen der Militärkoalition und den Ansarollah involviert.

Sofern das Dokument verabschiedet wird, dürften auch keine geheimdienstlichen Erkenntnisse mehr an die Kriegskoalition weitergegeben oder logistische Unterstützung für Angriffe auf den Jemen wie etwa die Wartung und Betankung von Kriegsflugzeugen geleistet werden. Bei Annahme und Durchsetzung der Resolution ist davon auszugehen, dass die saudische Luftwaffe innerhalb kürzester Zeit nicht mehr in der Lage wäre, den Jemen-Krieg fortzuführen. Die Zustimmung Riads zur Verlängerung der Waffenruhe dürfte dementsprechend nicht zuletzt einen Versuch darstellen, die Gemüter im US-Kongress zu beruhigen.

https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/427876.krieg-im-jemen-nicht-ganz-freiwillig.html

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Die for Dubai? Senators in dark about reported UAE security pact

This kind of agreement would likely require formal consult with Congress, which apparently has not been in the loop

The Biden administration has reportedly offered the United Arab Emirates a guarantee of military protection — one that could commit the United States to another war in the Middle East — as part of a push to keep the oil-rich monarchy in the U.S. orbit.

The UAE and its close ally Saudi Arabia have been pressuring the Biden administration to step up its support for the Arab monarchies

Brett McGurk, the White House’s point-man for Middle Eastern affairs, traveled to Abu Dhabi last week to discuss a “strategic framework agreement” between the two countries. The American offer included “U.S. security guarantees,” Axios has reported.

That offer was apparently a step down from the UAE’s original ask. Saudi Arabia and the UAE had been pushing for a treaty alliance with the United States, and asking Israel to help lobby for it, Bloomberg News reported in March.

Under the U.S. Constitution, only Congress has the power to declare war, and all treaties must be approved by two-thirds of the Senate.

But it’s unclear whether the Biden administration has informed any senators of its current offer.

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2022/06/06/die-for-dubai-biden-floating-guaranteed-military-protection-to-the-uae/

and also https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2022/06/03/uae-security-pact-does-us-stand-for-uncle-sucker/

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

Siehe / Look at cp9

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Foreign minister: US planned IAEA resolution to get concessions from Iran in Vienna talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the United States was behind the recent anti-Tehran resolution, which was adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors, in order to mount pressure on Iran in the Vienna talks.

Iran's top diplomat made the remarks in a Thursday phone call with his Iraqi counterpart, Fuad Hussein, during which the two sides also discussed bilateral issues as well as regional developments.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/16/684010/Iran-FM-US-IAEA-resolution-Vienna-talks

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Iran warns IAEA chief not to ‘complicate matters’

The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has advised the UN nuclear agency's director general to refrain from complicating the situation through political statements.

The Wednesday warning by Behrouz Kamalvandi came after the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called on Iran to resume talks "now" on reviving the 2015 nuclear accord before things get "much more problematic".

“I amicably advise Rafael Grossi, the director-general of the [International Atomic Energy] Agency, to take distance from making unprofessional statements of political hue and color intended for media" consumption, Kamalvandi said.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/15/683970/Iran-warning-IAEA-Grossi

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Nuclear chief: IAEA politicizing Iran nuclear work under Israeli pressure

Iran’s nuclear chief has slammed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for politicizing the country’s peaceful nuclear program under the Israeli regime’s pressure regardless of Tehran's extensive cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog.

He said Iran did not expect at all that such a resolution would be passed under the influence and political pressure of the Israeli regime.

The Iranian nuclear chief expressed hope that the UN nuclear watchdog would be released from the “Zionists’ captivity” so that the international prestige of the IAEA and its director general would not be undermined further more.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/14/683908/Iran-IAEA-Israel-Eslami-Iran-Press-AEOI-resolution-atomic-bomb-doctrine--

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U.S. awaits 'constructive' response from Tehran on nuclear deal

The United States said on Tuesday it awaits a constructive response from Iran on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal without "extraneous" issues, a possible reference to Iran's demand its Revolutionary Guards be dropped from a U.S. terrorism list.

"We await a constructive response from the Iranians, a response that leaves behind issues that are extraneous to the JCPOA," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said,

https://www.reuters.com/world/us-says-awaits-constructive-response-iran-nuclear-deal-2022-06-14/

My comment: LOL. It has been the US having blocked any progress by not just prolonging the 2015 JCPOA treaty by claiming "extraneous" issues.

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FM: Iran counteracts other side’s excessive demands with its own tools, power in Vienna talks

Iran’s foreign minister says the country uses its own tools in the face of the other side’s excessive demands during negotiations on restoring the 2015 Iran deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in the Austrian capital.

Amir-Abdollahian said that during the talks, Tehran “has offered its initiatives and ideas on a logical basis whenever it was treated in a logical way by the other side.”

“Every time that the opposite side put forth excessive demands during the [Vienna talks], we used the country’s own tools and power, so that they would understand that the interests and welfare of the Iranian nation were important to us and that we will continue our efforts to this end,” Iran’s top diplomat added.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/12/683780/Iran-counteracts-other-side-excessive-demands-own-tools-power

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Iran defends its 'decisive' response to IAEA resolution against Tehran's nuclear program

Iran says its response to a resolution passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) against Tehran’s nuclear energy program was "decisive and appropriate."

Iranian Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh said the resolution has created obstacles on the path of implementing the Iran nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/13/683824/Iran-Grossi-Israel-visit-badly-damaged-IAEA-credibility

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Anti-Tehran resolution proves lack of technical credibility of IAEA, its chief: Iranian MPs

Iranian lawmakers say the recent adoption of an anti-Iran resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors proves that the agency and its director general have lost all their technical credibility.

The remark was made in a statement issued by 260 members of the Iranian parliament on Sunday, which condemned the IAEA's “excessive, politically-motivated measure,” led by Western countries.

“Unfortunately, the [IAEA] director general himself, and subsequently the secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency, have clearly lost their technical credibility,”

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/12/683776/Iran-Parliament-IAEA-Board-Government-resolution-US-E3-credibility--

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Greece: Appeals court overturns seizure of Iran tanker’s oil

A court in central Greece has overturned a ruling that authorized the confiscation of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker at the center of a volatile dispute over international sanctions.

Greek and Iranian officials confirmed Thursday that an appeals court in the port city of Halkida reversed a lower court’s decision to allow the removal of the Lana’s cargo. Greek authorities temporarily seized the tanker in mid-April.

“By God’s grace, the entire oil shipment will be returned,” the Iranian Embassy in Athens said in a statement

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-politics-greece-persian-gulf-tensions-0c7943e2981fa99d7d4fff97999bbecb

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Iran pulls UN nuke cameras in possible ‘fatal blow’ to deal

Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras from nuclear sites across the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday, warning this could deal a “fatal blow” to the tattered nuclear deal as Tehran enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels.

The development comes a day after the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors censured Tehran for failing to provide “credible information” over manufactured nuclear material found at three undeclared sites in the country.

https://apnews.com/article/politics-iran-middle-east-tehran-international-atomic-energy-agency-42af061dca548cca71c798ed15f85fbf

and

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‘Firm response’: Iran fuels advanced centrifuges, disconnects cameras

Iran’s top nuclear official says the country has begun injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges and disconnected some UN nuclear agency cameras monitoring its sites outside Safeguards Agreement.

“We have terminated the operations of a number of the agency's cameras functioning outside the Safeguards, and tomorrow we will terminate the operations of the rest, which are 17 to 18 in total,” Mohammad Eslami told national broadcaster Thursday night.

The measures came after the UN nuclear agency's Board of Governors adopted a “political” resolution Wednesday, accusing Iran of not cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Iran’s response was swift and decisive, declaring that it had “taken practical quid pro quo steps which include installation of advanced centrifuges and deactivation of cameras operating outside the Safeguards Agreement".

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/10/683648/Iran-nuclear-chief-Mohammad-Eslami-IAEA-Israeli-regime-captive

and

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Iran says 2 UN watchdog devices at nuclear site turned off

Iran turned off two surveillance devices Wednesday used by U.N. inspectors to monitor the Islamic Republic’s uranium enrichment, further escalating the crisis over its atomic program as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers remains in tatters.

https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-international-atomic-energy-agency-iran-middle-east-58f6cd38ebbd1aa2c7cbdcad7dc210bf

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Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program

Here’s a timeline of the major events involving Iran’s atomic program

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-space-launches-politics-iran-persian-gulf-tensions-92b5e8e550ea6ad132941e48697ca728

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IAEA board adopts anti-Iran resolution sponsored by West

The UN nuclear agency's Board of Governors has adopted a resolution accusing Iran of not cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The resolution, proposed by the US and its allies, was approved Wednesday with 30 votes in favor, two against and three abstentions.

The measure now sets Iran on course to make good on its promise to revise cooperation with the IAEA if the board approved the political resolution issued by Western nations.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/08/683569/Iran-IAEA-resolution

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UN nuclear watchdog urges Iran to comply with monitoring

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog urged Iran on Monday to cooperate with his inspectors amid a standoff over its atomic program and a threat by Western nations to censure Tehran over its noncooperation.

https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-international-atomic-energy-agency-vienna-tehran-0a8918f08539a0e273c5980c1bf55687

cp10 Großbritannien / Great Britain

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BFAWU Conference 2022 Britain's enabling of Saudi Arabia's ‘disgusting war crimes’ in Yemen must end, union demands

BRITISH arms sales to Saudi Arabia are helping to enable “disgusting war crimes” in Yemen and must end, food workers demanded today.

The bakers’ union’s Dimitru Manole said the West “screams with indignation at Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine but, when it comes to those of our allies, there is nothing but silence.”

He was addressing the final day of the union’s annual conference in Staffordshire, which saw delegates give overwhelming support to a motion which warned that Yemen is witnessing the “biggest human catastrophe on Earth.”

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/britain-enabling-of-saudi-arabia-disgusting-war-crimes-in-yemen-must-end-union-demands

cp11 Deutschland / Germany

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Lebenslang für Mord an Ehefrau: Angst vor neuem Lebensstil

Neun Monate nach dem Fund einer mit Messerstichen getöteten Frau in Sankt Michaelisdonn im Kreis Dithmarschen hat das Landgericht Itzehoe den Ehemann zu einer lebenslangen Haftstrafe verurteilt. Der 46-Jährige habe seine Ehefrau heimtückisch und aus niedrigen Beweggründen ermordet, erklärte der Vorsitzende der Strafkammer, Johann Lohmann, am Donnerstag.

Der 2015 aus dem Jemen nach Deutschland gekommene Mann habe seine drei Jahre später aus dem arabischen Land nachgezogene Ehefrau mit zahlreichen Messerstichen im Auto getötet. Motiv sei seine Befürchtung gewesen, sie könnte einen westlichen Lebensstil annehmen und sich seiner Kontrolle entziehen.

https://www.sat1regional.de/newsticker/mord-an-frau-in-sankt-michaelisdonn-urteil-erwartet/

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Terrorprozess: Soldaten sollen an einer Söldnertruppe für den Jemen gearbeitet haben – angespornt von einer Wahrsagerin

In Stuttgart beginnt am Donnerstag ein Terrorprozess gegen zwei frühere Bundeswehrsoldaten. Sie sollen versucht haben, eine Söldnertruppe für den Jemen aufzubauen. Zu den Plänen wurden sie laut den Ermittlern von den Botschaften einer Wahrsagerin animiert.

https://www.stern.de/panorama/stern-crime/prozess-gegen-ex-soldaten-wegen-plaenen-fuer-soeldnertruppe---nach-botschaften-einer-wahrsagerin-31932042.html

und auch https://taz.de/Gerichtsprozess-gegen-Ex-Soldaten/!5856891/

(A P)

Ex-soldiers ‘inspired by psychic to fight in Yemen’ go on trial in Germany

Two former German soldiers have gone on trial accused of attempting to form a paramilitary group to fight in Yemen’s civil war after being inspired by a psychic.

Achim Allweyer, 52, and Arend-Adolf Gräss, 60, took steps to set up what prosecutors say amounted to a “terrorist organisation” after receiving “messages from a fortune teller that they understood as binding instructions for action”, according to the indictment read out at Stuttgart’s higher regional court on Thursday.

Starting in early 2021, the two former paratroopers are accused of trying to build up “a paramilitary unit of 100 to 150 men” composed of former members of the German special forces whose aim would be “to intervene in the civil war in Yemen”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/09/ex-soldiers-inspired-psychic-fight-yemen-trial-germany

and also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-10901191/Would-mystic-mercenaries-trial-Germany.html

cp12 Andere Länder / Other countries

(A P)

Excerpts from the speech delivered by EU Ambassador to Yemen Gabriel Munuera Viñals during the launch of the first debate of #TalkAboutYemen campaign

https://www.eeas.europa.eu/delegations/yemen/excerpts-speech-delivered-eu-ambassador-yemen-gabriel-munuera-vi%C3%B1als-during_en

(A P)

European Union calls on Saudi-backed puppet government to tackle corruption

The European Union has called on the Saudi-led puppet government to end corruption, pay the suspended salaries of employees and provide basic services to its citizens.

The EU mission said on Twitter that the ambassadors of the EU countries, as well as the ambassadors of the Netherlands and Germany to Yemen, discussed in Amman with the Minister of Finance of the coalition-backed government and the governor of the Central Bank in Aden, talking on the topics of “sustainable financial and reforms.”

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/11/european-union-calls-on-saudi-backed-puppet-government-to-tackle-corruption/

referring to https://twitter.com/EUinYemen/status/1534548562595532800

(A P)

Iranian FM Support UN-sponsored Truce in Yemen, Request Full Lifting Blockade

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26424/Iranian-FM-Support-UN-sponsored-Truce-in-Yemen%2C-Request-Full-Lifting-Blockade

(A B P)

Red Sea security on Egypt's agenda in meetings with Yemen - analysis

For Egypt, the important issue today is to show that Cairo is serious about its interests in Yemen and the Red Sea.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council Chairman Rashad al-Alimi at Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo over the weekend,

Egypt wants to show that it is serious about these meetings and its interests in Yemen and the Red Sea. Saudi Arabia is a key supporter of Egypt, and Egypt has close ties with Jordan. Cairo also works with Iraq. Together with the UAE, Egypt has been open to working with Syria as part of a group of Arab states that want to create stability in the region.

The meetings in Egypt underscore Cairo’s backing of Yemen and the importance of dealing with the Red Sea and “the need to protect navigation in Bab al-Mandab.” Al-Ain media in the UAE noted, “In a joint press conference after the talks, Sisi said that he agreed with the Yemeni side on the necessity of concerted efforts to protect the security and freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait.”

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-709159 = https://www.meforum.org/63316/red-sea-security-on-egypt-agenda-in-meetings-with

and also https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/06/egypt-fears-red-sea-security-yemen-cease-fire-teeters

(A P)

Israeli PM Bennett in snap UAE visit amid standoff with Iran

https://apnews.com/article/politics-iran-israel-tehran-middle-east-1f89b27d811bcb0ddc5e1f4874c3a7aa

cp12b Sudan

(* A P)

UN says latest bout of tribal violence in Sudan killed 145

Clashes in Sudan killed at least 145 people and injured over 180 others this month, the United Nations said Tuesday, the latest tribal violence to rock the war-wrecked east African nation.

The violence in West Darfur and South Kordofan provinces, some of the deadliest in recent years, comes as Sudan’s turmoil worsens after an October military coup

The most recent bout of violence erupted last week in West Darfur’s town of Kulbus over a land dispute between Arab and African tribes, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Local Arab militias then attacked multiple villages in the area, OCHA said.

A total of 126 people were killed, including 101 from the Gimir tribe and 25 from the Arab Rizeigat tribe

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-sudan-united-nations-2bf7cf18e4a899fd4577b30e37f9b9f8

(* A P)

UN, elder: Week of tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur kill 100

By SAMY MAGDYyesterday

Tribal clashes over the past week in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur have killed around 100 people, the U.N. refugee agency and a tribal elder said Monday, the latest surge in violence in the restive region.

Toby Harward, a coordinator with the UNHCR, said the fighting grew out of a land dispute between Arab and African tribes in the town of Kulbus in West Darfur province. Local Arab militias then attacked multiple villages in the area, forcing thousands of people to flee, he said.

Abkar al-Toum, a tribal leader in the town, said the dead included at least 62 bodies found burned after militias set more than 20 villages on fire. He said many people were still unaccounted for. He claimed the attackers gained control of water resources, aggravating the humanitarian situation in the area. He did not elaborate.

Abbas Mustafa, a local official, said authorities have deployed more troops to the area.

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-sudan-united-nations-929f0da5e74f7c8b021d8e89affcee25

(A P)

Sudan anti-coup group sits with generals for the first time

Sudan’s leading pro-democracy group has met with the country’s generals for the first time since last year’s military coup, the U.S. Embassy said Friday, in what could signal a breakthrough in attempts to bring the East African nation back on track toward a democratic transition.

The meeting held late Thursday in the capital, Khartoum, brought the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change — an alliance of political parties and protest groups — together with representatives of the country’s ruling military council.

The talks focused on resolving the current political impasse and were mediated by the Saudi Embassy and the U.S. delegation in Sudan, the embassy said in a statement.

https://apnews.com/article/east-africa-middle-sudan-khartoum-5be1a4a14ea1db0d3b95ca708b43cf9f

and also https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-main-opposition-coalition-is-meeting-with-military-sources-idUSKBN2NQ1RD

cp13a Waffenhandel / Arms trade

(A K P)

Report: Israel Deploys Radar Systems in UAE, Bahrain To Counter ‘Threats’ from Iran

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26392/Report-Israel-Deploys-Radar-Systems-in-UAE%2C-Bahrain-To-Counter-%98Threats-from-Iran

(B K P)

Houthi: Saudi Arabia sought to buy weapons from Israel to intercept Houthi missiles

Leader of Yemen's Houthi movement Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi said yesterday that Saudi Arabia has sought to purchase defence systems from Israel to intercept missiles launched by the group against the kingdom.

"The Saudis sought help from the whole world to obtain any systems that would shoot down our missiles, until they reached the point of begging from the Israeli enemy," Al-Masirah channel quoted Al-Houthi as saying.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220609-houthi-saudi-arabia-sought-to-buy-weapons-from-israel-to-intercept-houthi-missiles/

cp13b Kulturerbe / Cultural heritage

(A P)

Gov't calls on Europeans to ban sale of Yemeni antiquities

The Yemeni government called on friendly countries in Europe to prevent commercial entities from selling Yemeni antiquities at auctions in a number of European cities.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, in a statement that carried by the state news agency (Saba), that it had observed that some commercial agencies offered some Yemeni artifacts for sale in a number of European cities, directing the concerned embassies to communicate with the ministries of foreign affairs in the concerned countries to prevent this.
And the ministry demanded that these pieces be handed over to the Yemeni competent authorities, as they are Yemeni antiquities that no one has the right to dispose of in any way, noting that it is studying all available options and ways to recover these pieces as a right of the Yemeni people that cannot be relinquished.

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35212

and also https://debriefer.net/en/news-29958.html

cp13c Wirtschaft / Economy

(* A H P)

New World Bank Project Will Support Sustainable Fisheries in Yemen

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$45 million grant to support the sustainable fishery management in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

The grant from the World Bank's International Development Association aims to enhance economic opportunities in Yemen, improve food security and help more efficiently manage fishery production, as well as strengthen mechanisms for regional collaborative management of fisheries in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden region.

Among other goals, the project seeks to revitalize and more effectively manage the fishery sector in select areas in Yemen; increase food availability and create livelihood opportunities for Yemeni households involved in the fishery value chain. The project will work with local partners, fishery cooperatives and associations, fishery communities, and the private sector to both protect fish and their ecosystems.

https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2022/06/03/new-world-bank-project-will-support-sustainable-fisheries-in-yemen?cid=mena_tt_mena_en_ext

(* B E)

Yemen Joint Market Monitoring Initiative: May 2022 Situation Overview

The JMMI is a monthly survey of market systems. The basket of goods assessed includes 10 non-food items (NFIs), such as fuel, water, and hygiene products, reflecting the programmatic areas of the WASH Cluster. The JMMI tracks all components of the WASH and Food Survival Minimum Expenditure Basket (SMEB) as well as other food and non-food items. In addition to price monitoring, the JMMI includes indicators of market fuctionality, such as questions to infere the supply chain, vendors' constraints and ability to meet demands.

Key findings

In May, the exchange rate stood at 556 YER/USD in DFA areas and at 1016 YER/USD in IRG areas, which was an appreciation of 3% and 10% respectively compared to April.

Petrol and diesel prices were found at at 618 (-33%) and 876 (-14%) per litre in the DFA, which were the lowest prices since January 2022. In the IRG, fuel prices also decreased; the median petrol price was found at 1002 (-18%) and diesel at 1226 (-14%). However, the cooking gas price in the IRG remained stable, whereas it decreased with 32% in DFA areas.

The median price of the food SMEB, with canned beans, in the IRG decreased with 8% compared to the previous month (113802 YER). For DFA areas, the price was measured at 58658, a decrease of 2%.

The highest increase in median price was dried kidney beans (+27%), measured in the DFA. In the IRG, it was onions, which increased in price with 9%.

The cost of the WASH SMEB appeared relatively stable: it was measured at 27699 YER (-4%) in the IRG and at 17716 YER (-1%) in the DFA.

The proportion of fuel vendors reporting shortages in fuel decreased by one-third between April and May. The number stood at 29% compared to 42% in the previous month.

Food vendors most commonly reported constraint was price inflation (92%), high fuel prices (45%), and liquidity shortage (21%)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-joint-market-monitoring-initiative-may-2022-situation-overview

(* B E P)

3 Months' salaries equivalent.. 180 billion riyals, total oil, and gas revenues looted by mercenaries last May

At a time when the Yemeni people are living in difficult economic conditions, as a result of aggression, blockade, and economic war, which have put them in the face of the worst humanitarian famine in the world, according to the United Nations classification, the mercenary government, and the US-Saudi aggression, insists on continuing to cut the salaries of state employees and retirees and to compound the suffering of Yemeni citizens further.

https://saba.ye/en/news3190736.htm

(A E P)

Giant ship leaves Ashihr port after looting large Yemeni crude oil shipment

An [Sanaa gov.] official said that the giant ship "Apolytares", which left Ashihr port in Hadramout province, has looted more than 2 million barrels of crude oil.

https://saba.ye/en/news3190605.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26416/Saudi-led-Aggression-Looting-Yemeni-Oil%2C-Giant-Ship-Leaves-Al-Shahir-Port

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/12/giant-oil-tanker-leaves-yemen-with-two-million-barrels-of-stolen-petroleum/

(A E P)

The World Bank has approved a US$45 million grant to support the sustainable fishery management in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

https://twitter.com/RepYemenEnglish/status/1535375166548627461

(B E)

Cash Consortium of Yemen (CCY) - Price Monitoring Tool: May 2022

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/cash-consortium-yemen-ccy-price-monitoring-tool-may-2022

(B E)

Cash Consortium of Yemen (CCY) - Remittances Tracker (May 2022)

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/cash-consortium-yemen-ccy-remittances-tracker-may-2022

(B E)

Cash Consortium of Yemen - Flash Update 46: YER Exchange Rate Volatility May Week 2 & Week 3

Key findings:

The IRG vs DFA exchange rate variation currently stands at a 453 YER difference.

The exchange rate in the IRG areas is continuing to depreciate after a month of appreciation.

The range between the maximum and minimum value of the exchange rate from May W2 to W3 expanded in the South from 165 to 242 YER, indicating a volatility across exchange shops in IRG areas, and the range of exchange rates stays the same at 5 YER indicating stability across exchange shops in the areas of interests.

The markets DFA areas are still experiencing a slight appreciation in the exchange rate

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/cash-consortium-yemen-flash-update-46-yer-exchange-rate-volatility-may-week-2-week-3

and

(B E)

Cash Consortium of Yemen - Flash Update 45: YER Exchange Rate Volatility April Week 4 & May Week 1

https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/cash-consortium-yemen-flash-update-45-yer-exchange-rate-volatility-april-week-4-may-week-1

cp14 Terrorismus / Terrorism

(B T)

Interesting details in new #AQAP #martyr eulogy: Ja’far al-Qahtani

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1537173050260586498

(A T)

Abyan: Aqap-threatens-to-target-tribes-and-security-belt-forces

https://en-smanews.org/south-arabia/abyan-aqap-threatens-to-target-tribes-and-security-belt-forces/

(A T)

Al-Qaeda mourns 3 of its most prominent leaders in Abyan, Bayda

Al-Qaeda organization in Marib province on Sunday mourned three of its most prominent military leaders.

A statement issued by the organization said that “Amir Abu Haidara al-Adani” was killed by Sanaa forces, while participating in the fighting in the ranks of the Saudi-led coalition forces in the battles taking place on the outskirts of Bayda province.

The statement praised what it described as “the long march of Abu Haidara al-Adani” in the fight against the forces of Sanaa, without referring to the date of his death.

The terrorist organization also mourned two of the Amirs of Al-Qaeda, who were killed during the attack that targeted the convoy of the commander of the Security Belt in Abyan province, Brigadier General Abdullatif Al-Sayed, on March 15th.

https://en.ypagency.net/263748/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/13/al-qaeda-in-yemen-reports-death-of-three-senior-commanders/

(A T)

Today, a pro-#AQAP account posted eulogies for Omar Al-Adeni & Ibn Aasakir, two slain AQAP militants. They were reportedly killed in an unspecified op against an SBF commander in Abyan,#Yemen. It may refer to AQAP's MAR 15 Abyan op(pic #3).

https://twitter.com/JoshuaKoontz__/status/1535300545082171393

https://twitter.com/Dr_E_Kendall/status/1535343334256005122

cp15 Propaganda

(A P)

More Saudi coalition „We are benefactors“ propaganda

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2362971

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2362908

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2362448

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2362421

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2361567

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2361566

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2361564

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2361452

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2361450

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2361449

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2361209

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2360988

cp16 Saudische Luftangriffe / Saudi air raids

Fast keine Luftangriffe seit Beginn des Waffenstillstands.

Almost no air raids since the beginning of the truce.

(* A K pH)

Saudi coalition air raids and shelling day by day

June 11: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2356813787802306/

June 10: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2356813231135695/

June 9: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2356812444469107/

June 8: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2356811177802567/

June 7: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2356810507802634/

June 6: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2356810154469336/

June 5: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2350797868403898/

June 4: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2350797391737279/

June 3: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2350796918403993/

June 2: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2350796491737369/

June 1: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2350795971737421/

May 31: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2350733315077020/

May 30: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2350732908410394/

May 29: https://www.facebook.com/lcrdye/photos/a.551858951631141/2350732415077110/

(A K)

Looks like there was a Saudi airstrike on Yemen capital Sana’a few minutes ago. If it turns out to be the case, it would risk jeopardizing the fledgling truce

https://twitter.com/Shuaibalmosawa/status/1534740795412168706

cp17 Kriegsereignisse / Theater of War

Siehe / Look at cp16, cp18

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

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

(A K pH)

128 Recorded Violations of UN-sponsored Truce by US-Saudi Aggression

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26521/128-Recorded-Violations-of-UN-sponsored-Truce-by-US-Saudi-Aggression

and also https://saba.ye/en/news3191276.htm

(A K pH)

Three Kids Injured in US-Saudi Remnant Cluster Bomb, in Hajah

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26506/Three-Kids-Injured-in-US-Saudi-Remnant-Cluster-Bomb%2C-in-Hajah

and also https://en.ypagency.net/264144/

https://saba.ye/en/news3191277.htm

(B K pH)

Coalition commits 8,001 violations within 74 days of UN armistice

https://en.ypagency.net/264049/

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 83 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://saba.ye/en/news3191144.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26493/83-Recorded-Violations-of-UN-sponsored-Truce-by-US-Saudi-Aggression

(B K pS)

[Aden gov.] Taiz army: 70 soldiers have been killed and injured due to Houthi violations of the truce that began at the outset of April/Alsahwa Net

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57411

(A K pS)

A new Houthi ballistic missile targeting Marib city failed and landed in a farm in the neighboring Aljawf province/Yemeni Sport

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57411

(A K pH)

3 children injured by explosion of cluster bomb left over by aggression coalition in Hajjah

https://saba.ye/en/news3191074.htm

and also https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/16/three-children-injured-by-cluster-munition-explosion/

(A K)

Truce violations leave 22 Yemeni troops, Houthis killed, injured

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29920.html

(A K pS)

[Aden gov.] Army repels Houthi militia’s attack in Taiz province

http://en.26sepnews.net/2022/06/14/army-repels-houthi-militias-attack-in-taiz-province/

(A K pS)

Film: Three #Yemeni children survived a Houthi-planted landmine explosion in al-Mahjara, Serwah, western #Marib governorate, according to activist Al-Salal Al-Thabiti.

https://twitter.com/Alsakaniali/status/1536894122421899265

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 132 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://saba.ye/en/news3190983.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26471/132-Recorded-Violations-of-UN-sponsored-Truce-by-US-Saudi-Aggression

(A K)

Three Houthi militants killed in fighting with Yemeni army

Three Houthi militants have been killed in fighting with troops affiliated to the Yemeni official government, the Houthi group said on Monday, despite the UN-brokered truce.
The three fighters were paid the last respect, the Sana'a-based Saba said

https://debriefer.net/en/news-29905.html

(A K pS)

Houthis intensify military attacks on Marib and Taiz frontlines/Multiple websites

Six soldiers were killed and injured in Houthi attacks on Marib on Sunday/Multiple websites

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57372

(A K pS)

Houthis fire ballistic missile on Marib

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57383

(* B K pH)

Mine Center records 113 victims of cluster bomb since start of humanitarian truce

Head of the Executive Center for Mine Action in Sanaa, Brigadier General Ali Sofra, on Monday announced that 113 cases of cluster bomb victims have been monitored since the beginning of the humanitarian truce announced by the United Nations.

“We monitored 26 cases of mine victims only during the first ten days of this month,” Brigadier General Sofra said in a press statement.

The number of victims of cluster bombs and mines is increasing in conjunction with the return of citizens to their homes during the truce days, he added.

Sofra confirmed that 326 cases of victims of cluster bombs and mines have been recorded in Hodeida province since the beginning of this year.

He pointed out that the number of casualties from cluster bombs since the beginning of the war on Yemen has reached 3,956 dead and wounded, including 400 children and 115 women.

Sofra affirmed that the Saudi-led coalition has prevented the entry of mine detectors into Sanaa since 2018, and that the center’s field teams face multiple risks and obstacles as a result of this.

https://en.ypagency.net/263791/

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26459/113-Victims-of-US-Saudi-Aggression-by-Cluster-Bombs-Since-Start-of-Truce

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 153 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://saba.ye/en/news3190840.htm

and also

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26457/153-Recorded-Violations-of-UN-sponsored-Truce-by-US-Saudi-Aggression

(A K pS)

KSrelief Masam Project Dismantles over 1,336 Mines in Yemen during One Week

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Project (Masam) for clearing mines in Yemen, dismantled, during the second week of June 2022, a total of 1,336 mines planted by the Houthi militia across Yemen, including 42 anti-personnel mines, 245 anti-tank mines, 1,048 unexploded ordnance and one explosive device.
Since the beginning of the project, as many as 345,147 mines planted by the Houthi militias, have been dismantled.

https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=2361841

(B K pH)

Coalition violates armistice in Yemen 7,633 times during 71 days

https://en.ypagency.net/263742/

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 160 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://saba.ye/en/news3190700.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263736/

(A K pH)

Five Civilians Killed, Woman Injured in Explosion of Mines Left by US-Saudi Aggression

Five civilians were killed and a woman was injured, during the past 24 hours, as a result of the explosion of mines and ammunition left by the US-Saudi aggression in several governorates.

The Yemeni Executive Center for Mine Action stated in a press statement that it recorded, within 24 hours, the death of three citizens in Ad-Durayhimi district of Hodeidah governorate, and a citizen in Al-Maslub district of Al-Jawf governorate, as a result of the explosion of mines and ammunition left over from the aggression.

The Center monitored the death of a citizen in Nehm district, east of Sana’a governorate, and the injury of a woman in the Bani Bariq area of ​​the same district as a result of the explosion of a mine remnants of the aggression.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26418/Five-Civilians-Killed%2C-Woman-Injured-in-Explosion-of-Mines-Left-by-US-Saudi-Aggression

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263695/

while the other side blames the Houthis: https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57342

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 218 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://saba.ye/en/news3190554.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26411/218-Recorded-Violations-of-UN-sponsored-Truce-by-US-Saudi-Aggression

(B K pH)

Aggression's mines, cluster bombs kill 3 civilians in week

The Yemen Executive Center for Mine Action (YEMAC) revealed on Friday that 3 citizens were killed by the explosion of the US-Saudi aggression's remnants of mines and cluster bombs during the first week of June.

And 18 injured

https://saba.ye/en/news3190440.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263574/

https://en.mehrnews.com/news/187792/Mine-explosions-in-Yemen-leave-21-killed-injured-in-a-week

(A K pS)

A soldier has been killed and other injured at the hands of Houthi snipers in Dhale'a (a border province between north and south Yemen) during the past few hours sources said on Thursday./24 Post.

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57321

(A K pS)

Two children killed by Houthi explosive in Taiz

Children Mohammed and Uday Najib Abdurahman were killed Wednesday by the explosion of a shell Houthis had fire on Almaratibah area in Jabal Hasbashi district, west of Taiz/Multiple websites

A civilian by the name Sadeq Saeed Alhja was killed by a Houthi-laid landmine in Aljahmaliya neighborhood in the besieged city of Taiz on Wednesday/Almashehad Alkhaleeji

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57321

(A K pS)

[Aden gov.] Yemen's army said on Wednesdayit has suffered 21 casualties in Houthi violations of truce in five provinces in the previous two days/Multiple websites

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57321https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57321

(A K pH)

Aggression bomb kills civilian in Marib

https://saba.ye/en/news3190408.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263555/

(A K pH)

Citizen killed in blast of landmine left by coalition forces in Jawf

https://en.ypagency.net/263571/

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 142 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://saba.ye/en/news3190405.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263558/

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 101 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://saba.ye/en/news3190334.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26381/101-Recorded-Violations-of-UN-sponsored-Truce-by-US-Saudi-Aggression

(A K pS)

Houthis commit 91 truce violations in six provinces

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35182

(A K pH)

Four Citizens Injured in Explosion with US-Saudi Cluster Bomb in Sa'adah

Children.

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26380/Four-Citizens-Injured-in-Explosion-with-US-Saudi-Cluster-Bomb-in-Sa-adah

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263411/ and https://en.ypagency.net/263545/ = https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/10/four-children-injured-by-cluster-munition-explosion/ (photos)

(A K pH)

Citizen was killed by mercenaries gunshots in Murais, Al-Dhale'

https://saba.ye/en/news3190335.htm

and also https://www.ansarollah.com/archives/524722

and with photos https://en.ypagency.net/263487/

(A K)

Senior Houthi officer killed in clashes with Yemeni government forces

The Houthi-controlled branch of Yemen's Saba News Agency said that General Yahya Abdel Rahman, the group's head of preventive security in the northern province of Al-Jawf, was buried in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

Saba said that four other Houthi military officers were also buried in Sanaa.

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/senior-houthi-officer-killed-fighting-yemeni-govt-forces

(A K pS)

Houthis commit 123 truce violations in al-Dhale

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35176

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 191 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3190195.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263374/

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 103 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3190060.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263245/

(A K pS)

Houthi militants attacked army defense lines north of the besiegd Taiz city with armed drones on Tuesday/Multiple websites

umber of Yemeni provinces in the past five days until Sunday, 5th June. Fourteen people were killed and injured/Almashehad Alyemeni

In the past 24 hours, Houthis committed 29 ceasefire violations in the country's western coast/Yemen Media

Houthis launched large scale attacks on the army's different frontlines in a number of Yemeni provinces in the past five days until Sunday, 5th June. Fourteen people were killed and injured/Almashehad Alyemeni

In the past 24 hours, Houthis committed 29 ceasefire violations in the country's western coast/Yemen Media

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57285

(A K pH)

Two children injured by cluster munition explosion

At least two children were injured on Monday, as a result of the explosion of a cluster bomb left behind by the Saudi-led coalition forces in Sana’a province .

https://hodhodyemennews.net/en_US/2022/06/06/two-children-injured-by-cluster-munition-explosion/

(A K pH)

Aggression forces commit 128 violations of armistice within 24 hours

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189912.htm

(A K pH)

[Sanaa gov.] Minister of Defense: The enemy rearranges conditions of its tools during the truce

https://en.ypagency.net/263192/

(A K pS)

Houthi drone attack foiled in al-Dhale

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35167

(A K pS)

Woman injured by Houthi sniper west Taiz

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35165

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.

(A K pH)

33 Recorded Violations by US-Saudi Aggression in Hodeidah

https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26522/33-Recorded-Violations-by-US-Saudi-Aggression-in-Hodeidah

and also https://saba.ye/en/news3191275.htm

https://en.ypagency.net/264126/

(A K pH)

Aggression violates Hodeida truce 62 times

https://saba.ye/en/news3191135.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26492/62-Recorded-Violations-by-US-Saudi-Aggression-in-Hodeidah

(A K pH)

Aggression violates Hodeida truce 49 times

https://saba.ye/en/news3190985.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26472/49-Recorded-Violations-by-US-Saudi-Aggression-in-Hodeidah

(A K pH)

42 violations of Sweden agreement recorded in Hodeida

https://en.ypagency.net/263819/

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26456/42-Recorded-Violations-by-US-Saudi-Aggression-in-Hodeidah

(A K pH)

Aggression violates Hodeida ceasefire 45 times

https://saba.ye/en/news3190699.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26434/45-Recorded-Violations-by-US-Saudi-Aggression-in-Hodeidah = https://en.ypagency.net/263726/

(A K pH)

Aggression violates Hodeida ceasefire 51 times

https://saba.ye/en/news3190555.htm

and also (60 violations) https://en.ypagency.net/263609/

(A K pH)

Aggression violates Hodeida ceasefire truce 47 times

https://saba.ye/en/news3190403.htm

and also https://english.almasirah.net.ye/post/26390/47-Recorded-Violations-by-US-Saudi-Aggression-in-Hodeidah

(A K pS)

A child has sustained wounds in different parts of his body by a Houthi unexploded ordnance that went on in his face in Aljarrahi district of Hodeidah/Multiple websites

https://www.alsahwa-yemen.net/en/p-57321

(A K pH)

Aggression violates Hodeida ceasefire 60 times

https://saba.ye/en/news3190309.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263430/

(A K pH)

Aggression violates Hodeida ceasefire 50 times

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3190193.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263344/

(A K pH)

Aggression violates Hodeida ceasefire 60 times

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3190057.htm

and also https://en.ypagency.net/263230/

(A K pH)

Aggression violates Hodeida truce 82 times

https://www.saba.ye/en/news3189914.htm

(A K pS)

Four Iranian-made naval mines demolished in Hodeidah

http://en.adenpress.news/news/35164

Vorige / Previous:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose/jemenkrieg-mosaik-809-yemen-war-mosaic-809

Jemenkrieg-Mosaik 1-809 / Yemen War Mosaic 1-809:

https://www.freitag.de/autoren/dklose oder / or http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

Der saudische Luftkrieg im Bild / Saudi aerial war images:

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

http://poorworld.net/YemenWar.htm

http://yemenwarcrimes.blogspot.de/

http://www.yemenwar.info/

Liste aller Luftangriffe / and list of all air raids:

http://yemendataproject.org/data/

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

https://yemen.bellingcat.com/

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

https://yemeniarchive.org/en

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