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Tue - 06 Nov 2018 - 07:39 AM

written by : Khalid Al-Suliman Writer Archive -



Saudi Arabia and its allies are not having fun in Yemen and they do not have any plans to stay in the country forever or interfere in its internal affairs.

NO one wants the war in Yemen to continue forever. The military intervention in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia, aimed at preventing the creation of the environment for a bigger war that would destroy all the neighboring countries.

Imagine the condition of Yemen had the outlawed Houthi militias assumed full control of the country and succeeded in turning it into an Iranian missile base, threatening the southern Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa countries.

Saudi Arabia and its allies succeeded in preventing Yemen from falling victim to a country with a theocratic government that is supported by religious clerics who think their legitimacy came from the heavens.

So when the international community demands an end to the war in Yemen, they need to define on what bases the war will stop. They need to have a road map to shape the future that is awaiting the Yemeni people, so their sacrifices will not go in vain, like the people who lost their lives during the Houthi coup and the subsequent military operations in their efforts to stick on to power and suppress any opposition.

Saudi Arabia and its allies are not having fun in Yemen and they do not have any plans to stay in the country forever or interfere in its internal affairs. They will be happy, in fact, if the conditions that forced them to interfere in support of the legitimate government in Sanaa were removed, so that they could focus on projects that will benefit their own people.

Saudi Arabia and its allies will support any solutions that will end the war in Yemen. But the world needs to remember that Saudi Arabia and its allies are not the problem, but the Houthi militias are.

The Houthis believe in the same Iranian ideology, which sacrificed hundreds of thousands of people during the Iran-Iraq war._
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Published by the daily Saudi Gazette on Tuesday, 6 November 2018