US’s Plan to Enter the Peace Process Is Only For Gaining Benefits

November 26, 2018

The US State Department has officially requested to make the Houthi-controlled Yemeni port of Hodeidah to be considered as a neutral port. It would thwart the port from being used as a channel for transferring illegal weapons and also as a black market for the militia.

The Yemeni Center for Democratic Monitoring, head, Abdel Wahab al-Sharafi, while talking to reporters about the support offered by the US to make the Hodeidah port into a neutral port that is to be controlled by the UN, briefed that the port holds overwhelming indication for the country.

Abdel pointed that the US is planning to take such steps for two reasons. Firstly, Yemen topic is being debated all over the world. Even international communities are hoping to take measures in order to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Secondly, such a move would help Americans in order to reap benefits later on.

He cited that the meddling of the US in Yemen would open a new chapter in the history of the Middle Eastern nation’s history. Previously, Washington entered battles at the last moment to gain benefits.

Spokeswoman of State Department Heather Nauert urged Yemen’s fighting groups shouldn’t postpone the dialogue, or to take actions which can question their goal of good faith to find a solution or reach an adjustment. She added that the US welcomed Saudi Arabia’s deal to contribute $500 million for focusing on the food crisis in Yemen. Pentagon chief James Mattis pointed out that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had vowed to stop the horrible operations in and around Hodeidah in order to capture the important port city from the Houthi rebels.

Martin Griffiths, UN Special Envoy for Yemen pointed that the Houthis had acknowledged negotiating so that the UN can play a critical role in Hodeidah and the port being able to be used for brining humanitarian relief. For months, the UN has been trying to revive peace dialogue between the Houthis and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government.

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