SANAA, Dec. 17 (YPA) – The Water and sea straits still are of great importance at the international level in all different periods of history.
In an analysis made by Yemen Press Agency, this importance has doubled in the modern era, the era of active international trade and colonialism in the modern sense, which is increasing the activity and movement of the colonial countries in their relentless pursuit to control and control the seas, oceans, and maritime straits in service of their military and commercial goals and ambitions.
Republic of Yemen enjoys special importance with its significant location overlooking the Red and Arabian Seas and the early beginnings of the Indian Ocean, and its complete control over the Bab al-Mandab Strait. This sensitive geopolitical site has become coveted by many colonial countries, in the past and the present, and it has the second longest coastline in the Arab world, after Morocco, with a length of 2200 km. For this reason only, Yemen is remained the focus of attention of the colonial countries with the aim of controlling its coasts and the Bab al-Mandab Strait, which is crossed by the largest fuel ships from the Persian Gulf towards Europe, in addition to the commercial ships going and coming to and from Southeast Asia.
Finally, the colonial countries could able to find a foothold on the Yemeni coasts after long decades in which they were searching for pretexts to occupy the Yemeni coasts and the Bab al-Mandab Strait until the exceptional circumstance created by the American-British-Zionist colonialism came, taking Saudi Arabia and the UAE as a warhead in the active presence of its ships and military battleships in the Yemeni regional waters and the Bab al-Mandab Strait. This clearly show when America announced last April the formation of what it called the Joint Task Force “153”, which consists of 34 countries.
The “joint” in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea under the name of combating terrorism and smuggling and confronting illegal activities. The names are “spraying ashes on the eyes”, while the truth is that the US naval presence in the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab is to cordon off the Yemeni coasts to serve the spearhead of the Saudi and UAE aggression countries.
On the other hand, the surprising thing is that the Egyptian leadership accepts that its naval forces assume command of the joint missions “153” under flimsy and false justifications such as combating terrorism and other deceptive names that colonial countries market to pass their projects in controlling the seas, oceans and global straits.
It has been incumbent on the Yemeni leadership to take a position on this, and this is what actually happened after the Minister of Defense in Sanaa has announced in his recent statements, saying: “The Bab al-Mandab Strait, the Gulf of Aden, the Arabian Sea, the territorial extension of the Socotra Archipelago and the Yemeni islands are Yemeni lands and full sovereignty and security over them will have priority.” The colonial countries have only to be aware of this and make a thousand accounts for their responsible statement.