यमन और सऊदी अरब के बीच 8 साल से जारी जंग ईद के दिन 20 अप्रैल को ख़त्म हो जाएगी, जानकारी के मुताबिक सऊदी अरब और यमन के बीच पिछले 8 साल से जंग जारी है, इस जंग में अब तक लाखों लोगों, बच्चों और महिलाओं की मौत हो चुकी है, यमन के अंदर महिलाओं और बच्चों की हालत इस जंग की वजह से सबसे ज़ियादा प्रभावित हुई है, लाखों बच्चे कुपोषण का शिकार हुए हैं, यमन जंग की वजह से वहां की तक़रीबन 82 फीसद इमारतें तबाह हो गयी हैं
यमन के ख़िलाफ़ सऊदी क्राउन प्रिंस मुहम्मद बिन सलामन ने अमेरिका के उकसावे में आकर हमला बोल दिया था, उस वक़्त मुहम्मद बिन सलमान को लगता था कि सऊदी अरब यमन को एक सप्ताह के अंदर हरा देगा लेकिन ईरान की प्रॉक्सी ने यमन की जंग में एंट्री कर पांसा पलट दिया, ईरान ने सीरिया और इराक में भी अमेरिकी आतंकी संगठन दाइश के खिलाफ जंग में हिस्सा लेकर अमेरिका को खुली चुनौती ही नहीं दी थी बल्कि उन देशों में अमेरिका की साड़ी पालनिंग को नष्ट कर दिया
तुर्की, पाकिस्तान की वजह से ईरान और सऊदी अरब के बीच इराक में वार्ता शुरू हुए थे बाद में चीन ने कोशिशें कर ईरान और सऊदी अरब की दोश्ती करवा दी है, ईरान और सऊदी अरब की दोस्ती के नतीजे में यमन की जंग अब ख़त्म हो रही है, इस जंग को ख़त्म करवाने में चीन, पाकिस्तान, तुर्की, क़तर की अहम् भूमिका है
ये पहला मौका है जब अरब के अंदर अमेरिका का असर पूरी तरह से समाप्त हो रहा है, साथ ही अरब के देश चीन और रूस के साथ आ गए हैं, ईरान और सऊदी अरब के रिश्ते अच्छे होने से पूरे अरब में अब जंगें थम जायेंगी, अमेरिका की वजह से अरब के देशों में बहुत तबाही हुई है, उम्मीद है कि अब वहां अमन क़ायम होगा
#AlMayadeen correspondent: The Omani delegation has arrived at Sanaa International Airport & the Saudi delegation will arrive tomorrow.
Yemeni Ansar Allah official, Mohammad Al-Bukhaiti: An understanding is reached with #SaudiArabia, and I cannot disclose its details.
#SaudiArabia to End #Yemen War
A delegation representing Saudi Arabia & #Oman is due to meet with the #Houthi leadership in Sanaa next week to sign a permanent ceasefire ending the eight-year war in Yemen, several outlets have reported, citing officials familiar with the talks.
Sources told #Reuters that an agreement could be announced by April 20, the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al Fitr
Special Envoy for #Yemen Hans Grundberg was in Muscat earlier this week, where he met with senior Omani & Houthi officials to discuss the peace process.
Saudi Arabia has decided to end the war in Yemen .
A Saudi delegation will travel to Sana’a next week to conclude an agreement with Yemen, Reuters reported, citing two people familiar with the matter
The US sent billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia, but that didn’t help them win the war in Yemen and certainly didn’t create security for Saudi Arabia. The Saudis understood this, and now they are changing course and want to end the war in Yemen.
Good news. Saudi Arabia will end its war on Yemen. Since 2015 the war killed thousands and starved millions of children. There will finally be an end to the brutal suffering of Yemenis thanks to China and its efforts for peace in the region while the west kept fueling the war.
⚡️Al-Mayadeen: Saudi Arabia has decided to end the war in Yemen once and for all
China brokering talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran and bringing the war in Yemen to an end is historic stuff
There’s no reason the US could not have brokered this peace other than the extreme Zi0nism of US foreign policy planners wedding them to a hostile relationship with Iran
Syed Raza Ali Bukhari
The war in Yemen comes to an end after 8 long years as Saudi Arabia and Iran revive ties.Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 announced that it will finally END its 8 year war on Yemen at the close of this Ramadan.
A big Pleasant News For Peace.
Almost 8 years since Saudi led coalition waged its brutal war,, military air campaign against #Yemen, this brutal war targets everything in my country without mercy or passion and yet they keep their immortality war and prolong it like an endless war #8YearsOfWarOnYemen pic.twitter.com/jzHevqPsTK
— محمد بن صالح Yemen (@MohammedHojily) April 2, 2023
Reuters U.S. News
Exclusive: Saudi-Omani delegation to hold ceasefire talks with Yemen’s Houthis in Sanaa
TO HELP END THE YEMEN WAR, ALL CHINA HAD TO DO WAS BE REASONABLE
With Joe Biden nowhere to be found, China’s diplomacy set the stage for Saudi concessions and cease-fire talks.
THE WAR IN Yemen looks like it’s coming to an end. U.S. media reported on Thursday that a cease-fire extending through 2023 had been agreed to, but those reports also included Houthi denials. On Friday, Al Mayadeen, a generally pro-Houthi Lebanese news outlet, reported optimism from the Houthi side that the deal is real and the war is winding down. Reuters later on Friday matched Al Mayadeen’s reporting, confirming that Saudi envoys will be traveling to Sana’a to discuss the terms of a “permanent ceasefire.”
What’s startling here is the apparent role of China — and complete absence of the U.S. and President Joe Biden — in the deal-making.
“Biden promised to end the war in Yemen. Two years into his presidency, China may have delivered on that promise,” said Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. “Decades of militarized American foreign policy in the Middle East have enabled China to play the role of peacemaker while Washington is stuck and unable to offer much more than arms deals and increasingly unconvincing security assurances.”
The U.S. always backed Saudi Arabia to the hilt and vociferously opposed the Houthis, who are backed by Iran. Now China has extracted concessions from the Saudis that made the cease-fire talks possible. The Saudis seem like they are fully capitulating to the Houthi demands, which include opening the major port to allow critical supplies into the country, allowing flights into Sana’a, and allowing the government to have access to its currency to pay its workers and stabilize the economy. Reasonable stuff.
“The Saudi concessions — including a potential lifting of the blockade and exit from the war — demonstrate that their priority is to protect Saudi territory from attack and focus on economic development at home,” said Erik Sperling, executive director of Just
The Yemen deal is undergirded by another China-brokered deal for rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, the Iranian and Saudi foreign ministers met in Beijing to finalize an agreement that reinstates direct flights between Riyadh and Tehran, reopens embassies, and expands commercial cooperation.
“The full scope of this appears to have been unlikely without the Saudi-Iranian normalization brokered by China,” Parsi said. “Whether China played a crucial role in the Yemeni dimension is unclear. Beijing will, however, get some credit for it because of its role in bringing Riyadh and Tehran together.”
U.S. POLICY TOWARD the Yemen conflict has been so hostile to peace it managed to do the impossible: make Saudi Arabia appear reasonable in comparison. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the U.S. is deeply frustrated at how reasonably various parties are behaving:
In an unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this week, CIA Director William Burns expressed frustration with the Saudis, according to people familiar with the matter. He told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that the U.S. has felt blindsided by Riyadh’s rapprochement with Iran and Syria—countries that remain heavily sanctioned by the West—under the auspices of Washington’s global rivals.
This is all part of a larger program of Chinese diplomacy — as opposed to U.S. saber-rattling — in the Middle East. The Iranian minister of foreign affairs said publicly that he also held an expansive, two-hour meeting with his French counterpart while she was also in China. The meetings come ahead of a planned regional summit that will be organized by China and include both Saudi Arabia and Iran.
With the Saudis no longer backing militants in the Yemen war, those rump factions won’t have much capacity left to fight, though there will still probably be some clashes before a final peace is reached. Some observers said the U.S. could still aid efforts to bring the war to its ultimate close.
“Now is the time for the United States to do everything it can to support these negotiations to finally end the war and support robust humanitarian funding to address the suffering of the Yemeni people,” said Hassan El-Tayyab, the legislative director for Middle East policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. “If Washington rejects regional power-sharing and obstructs a world in which other nations have a vested interest in peace, it risks jeopardizing America’s own economic and security interests and its international reputation. Now is the time to prioritize and reap the benefits of diplomacy, not reject those who advocate for it.”
The way the war is ending also underscores just how illegitimate the U.S.-backed “government” of Yemen has been the last several years. In reality, it’s a group of exiles living in hotels in Riyadh, fully propped up by and under the thumb of Saudi Arabia. For a while, Saudi Arabia was referring to it in official documents as “the Legitimate Government of Yemen,” though it did no actual governing and had no legitimacy outside its hotel.
The exiled “government” is now led by the “Presidential Leadership Council,” and look at how the news was delivered to the “Legitimate Government of Yemen,” according to Al Mayadeen: “The sources stated that Riyadh informed the Presidential Leadership Council of its decision to end the war and conclude the Yemeni file permanently.” Such was the ignoble end of the U.S.-recognized government of Yemen.
“While the Houthis are a deeply flawed movement, it is both immoral and ineffective to try to counter them by pushing tens of millions of Yemenis to the brink of starvation,” said Sperling. “The Saudis are smart to cut their losses, end their complicity in this human rights nightmare, and refocus their attention to their own economic development.”
The Chinese may find, however, that running a constellation of satellites is harder than it looks and that brokering peace may be more difficult than keeping it. This week, Iran-allied groups in Lebanon launched airstrikes on Israel in response to a raid on Jerusalem’s holy Al Aqsa Mosque by Israeli police. Israel, which has moved increasingly closer to Saudi Arabia, responded to the rockets by attacking both Gaza and Lebanon. President Xi Jinping will have no shortage of disputes to work out at his upcoming summit.