Saudi Arabia, UAE spat over Yemen heightens
The Head of the Supreme Committee of the Yemeni revolution said on Monday the dispute between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh has grown dramatically and has now reached a climax.
Iran Press/ Middle East: Referring to the statement of the US, Saudi and UAE coalition that Saudi Arabia will take over the command of pro-coalition forces in Aden, Mohammad Ali Al-Houthi said: "The arrival of Saudi forces in Aden proves the conflict is a battle between allies, not mercenaries. Because the dispute between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh has peaked."
"The UAE must learn from these developments for its future," Al-Houthi said. "The formation of the Saudi-UAE Coordination Council is an attempt to resolve disputes between the Saudi leadership and the UAE, but the failure of the Coordination Council is inevitable because it has not yet convened a meeting, despite the need for continuous coordination of periodic meetings."
"Moreover, the Arab coalition's statement, which praised the UAE services in Yemen in recent months, indicates that the dispute between the UAE and Saudi Arabia continues," Al-Houthi said.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
The Saudi war on Yemen has claimed more than 91,000 lives over the past four and a half years.
The Saudi military aggression has also plagued the poor Yemeni nation, creating severe food and medicine shortages.