Last International Effort Fails to Stop Fall of Marib
International parties intensified on Tuesday their diplomatic activity in Yemen’s file, which reflects the escalation of fears that “Houthis” will resolve Marib battle with their announcement on the arrival of their vanguard forces to the city gate.
The new UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grodenberg, knocked on the Iranian gate in order to stop the accelerating advance of Sana’a forces, according to the Spokesman of Sana’a forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sarie, said the vanguard of his forces arrived at Marib gate.
Iranian media reported the failure of the envoy to persuade politicians in Tehran to intervene to change the map of Yemen situation, after receiving advice from the Iranian Foreign Ministry that the decision is in the hands of the Yemeni people, and the first way to peace is to lift the siege, in confirmation of Sana’a’s demands that her delegation had previously raised during meetings with foreign and regional diplomats in the Sultanate of Oman it was announced by more than one official in the supreme Political Council and the rescue Government.
The movements of Grodenberg, who was counting on a change in the Iranian position, coincided with the European-Iranian rapprochement regarding the return to Vienna negotiations, with Britain, the most prominent country participating in the war on Yemen, raising fears of the city’s fall, followed by the United States, begging for peace from “Houthis” in a statement by the Chargé d’Affairs of US Embassy in Yemen Kathy Westley during she tried to review what she describes as the humanitarian situation in Marib, despite ignoring the suffering of the majority of Yemenis in light of the war and siege in which her country has participated for seven years.
These moves reflect the failure of America – Britin to pass their agenda after years of war and wrapping themselves up in “peace” coincides with the rapid advances of Sana’a forces on the outskirts of Mrib city especially the southern front indicates the extent of the confusion experienced by these countries with the approach of the last strongholds of the factions loyal to them in northern Yemen, and the repercussions of Sanaa’s control over Marib and the general situation in Yemen, both internally and externally.