YEMEN Press Agency

Saudi Arabia officially reveals its intentions to continue occupation of Yemen

LONDON, March 30 (YPA) – The Saudi ambassador to Britain, Khalid Bandar bin Sultan, revealed on Tuesday Riyadh’s future intentions to continue the occupation of Yemen.

“The withdrawal of Saudi forces from Yemen will not lead to the desired peace in Yemen,” the Saudi ambassador said in an article published by the British “Daily Telegraph” newspapers.

The Saudi ambassador reviewed a set of flimsy justifications aimed at marketing for the continued existence of the Saudi occupation in Yemen.

In the article, he pointed out that the continued presence of Saudi forces in Yemen is identical to the presence of more than 2,000 American soldiers in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years since America’s first intervention in that country.

The ambassador tried to give the Saudi occupation in Yemen a phantom role by saying, “The Saudi forces are working to secure humanitarian aid to the needy in Yemen,” forgetting that Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen created the largest humanitarian crisis in modern history and that the presence of the Saudi occupation in Yemen is a cause of problems and crises, not a solution.

Khalid Bandar bin Sultan also considered that “the withdrawal of the Saudi occupation will lead to internal fighting between Yemenis,” while everyone in Yemen, the forefront of them the supporters of legitimacy, has become fully convinced that Saudi Arabia is the one that fuels the fighting between the components loyal to it to occupy Yemen.

It is worth noting that the head of Sanaa negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam, welcomed the call of the US Secretary of State, in the mid of this month, for the exit of foreign forces from Yemen.