Without retouch, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, the de facto ruler of the country, chose an American newspaper to announce from its front page, his country’s defeat by Sana’a forces, which the coalition of 17 countries was able to defeat before 5 years in a week, but what has changed?
The selection of Ambassador Al-Jaber for Wall Street Journal newspaper was not arbitrary, as this newspaper is published in Washington, that the Saudi Ambassador, Adel Al-Jubeir, announced in 2015, the war on Yemen, and it seems that Ambassador Al-Jaber is now trying to avoid the mistake by returning to zero point.
Al-Jaber spoke anxiety about Sanaa’s violent reaction, after Saudi Arabia recklessly carried out raids on civilian areas in the capital and other Yemeni cities, and on his country’s desire for a comprehensive cease-fire in Yemen.
Saudi concerns about the anger of Sanaa (Houthi forces) were prominent in Al Jaber’s statement, the ambassador revealed all his country’s secret papers. He admitted for the first time on Riyadh’s contacts with Sana’a. He did not stop there, but mentioned in his statement a new description for “Houthis” to talk about the negotiations being conducted by his country’s leaders with their “Houthi counterparts”, since Aramco facilities were targeted last year. He is thus referring to the crown prince, that press reports reported of his contact with the head of the Supreme Political Council, Mahdi Al-Mashat, and requesting a truce. Resulting on these contacts, meetings at the level of officers from both parties, before advanced to secret negotiations, by the visit of Deputy Minister of Defense and the King’s son to the Sultanate of Oman. Where reports spoke about his meeting with the delegation of Sana’a and preparations for the visit of the crown prince before the death of the former Sultan of Oman.
Saudi Arabia no longer has the papers of this country, who has been governed by her own committee for decades and its influence is fading, just as it has been its factions who have obeyed them for decades and they melted at a glance. It has no choice, and the battle has become inside her homeland, but to stop the war. This is what was included in Al Jaber’s statement that his country offered direct dialogue with Sana’a under the auspices of the United Nations. As if, he saying to Americans that we no longer have the energy to continue the war that drained his country trillions of dollars, and lead it towards the abyss, as the US presidential election approaches, and Trump’s counting on generous support. On the one hand, Ambassador Al Jaber may try to throw the ball at the American playground and in another hand, in Sana’a playground to impose its conditions after its recent victories, extending from Nihm and Al-Jawf to Marib. Al-Jaber’s statements may also be an attempt to extract a reassurance from Yemen that a new front would not be open along the borders with Al-Jouf and Marib. However, it certainly reflected a severe defeat for Saudi Arabia, an equation the transitional council must follow it, if it wants to kingdom’s respect. According to what the leader of the council, Ahmed al-Zubaidi sees.
The Saudi ambassador dwell on his country’s offers to Sana’a, concluding his speech by expressing frustration with Sanaa’s rejection of these offers. And hope to accept a comprehensive dialogue that will end the war. But the position of Sana’a came from a number of its leaders, It was not officially announced, But it certainly reflects that Sana’a, which had previously given Saudi Arabia a lifeline through AL-Mashat initiative, and warned it that for every raid has a ballistic missile, and It will not back down on its obligations to its people, and that represents the source of its strength, which it built with victories along the internal and external fronts. No more excuses will be accepted. And It has just begun new operations in Najran, and cross-border operations have followed.