the Third Operation of Balanced Deterrence targeted Aramco and other sensitive targets in Yanbu, comes with the arrival of US State Department minister, Mike Pompeo, to Saudi Arabia, and his visit to Dhahran Air Force Base, which is an American military base, where he announced the strengthening of Saudi air defenses against any future attacks.
Zakaria Ali-Alkhabar Alyemeni :
Pompeo had released a photo of missiles; he alleged that it was seized by the American forces while on their way to Houthis, Repeating the statement of Pentagon that carried many contradictions, As it has been said that most of the rockets are anti-tank, it has surface-to-air missiles
Then it is concluded that these missiles are similar to the missiles used in the attack of Aramco, Although the missiles used to target Aramco are winged ballistic missiles, and drones, not surface-to-air missiles. In addition, that the process comes as a natural and legitimate response to the crimes of aggression, the Saudi war in Yemen and coalition violations against Yemeni civilians.
This operation came 5 months after an initiative submitted by Sana’a to stop attacks on Saudi Arabia in exchange for the latter to take a similar step. Although the American-Iranian conflict peaked recently, and Saudi Arabia did not take a similar step and continued its raids
However, Sana’a remained committed to its initiative until Saudi Arabia stepped up its air strikes and committed a crime in Al-Jouf Governorate, in which dozens of civilians were killed, including women and children.
According to the spokesperson of Sana’a Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sarie, “the third Operation of Balanced Deterrence operation came in response to the crimes.”
If Saudi Arabia had seized the opportunity of the initiative launched by Sana’a last September after the second operation of balanced deterrence, it would not have been subjected to another operation.
The second message is that relying on defensive systems will not prevent strikes from achieving their goals. These strikes will not stop until Saudi Arabia stops the war. In addition, it is a third message to Americans and means that their defensive systems they are marketing to Riyadh are unsuccessful.
In this operation, Sana’a used a missile that was announced for the first time called “Thulfiqar”, a long-range ballistic missile .
This is a message to Washington after its repeated allegations about seizing weapons that were en route to Sana’a, that we have many weapons that we produce and manufacture in Yemen and are constantly developing it. If it had been Iranian, as the Pentagon claims, the development would have come only once.
As this operation comes before the G20 summit in Saudi Arabia, the nature of the targets that have been targeted by Sana’a, on top of which Aramco, the backbone of Saudi economy and choose Yanbu, which is the industrial city of Saudi Arabia, carries a message that this summit will fail unless there is a serious haste by Riyadh to end the war.
Another message sent by the operation to Saudi Arabia is that everything Sana’a spoke about earlier that Saudi Arabia’s lack of response to Al-Mashat initiative will mean a new phase called the stage of great pain. It will include more painful strikes than the attacks of September 14 on Abqaiq and Khurais that shut down half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production. It is a serious talk, and in this operation, this initiative buried. This means that Riyadh must have to be ready, because the operations will be on the rise.