Griffith’s Agenda Reduced International Presence in Yemen

The UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths appeared, with his true face without any sense of humanity, as he adopted the siege of Yemenis and justifies the crime of preventing fuel, medicine, and food from millions of Yemenis north of the country, so what makes UN envoy, to take the weight of such guilt and his existence secret is the consensus of Yemeni parties, to carry out such guilt?

Griffiths was talking to the United Nations in a special interview in which he wanted to send messages to the Yemeni and regional parties, and he was obvious in his presentation, and this time he seemed more confident in his speech that came hours after the coalition pushed the Security Council to extend its  international mission in Hodeida for another year, which was accomplished, It is the only achievement that Griffiths has achieved since his appointment as the UN Secretary-General’s envoy to Yemen in 2018.

What Griffith’s submitted during the interview was his overall convictions, the truth of his stance, and reflects the extent of the Saudi-Emirati influence on his moves, not to mention the interests of his country, Britain, which holds the Yemen file in the Security Council and has a special agenda in times of peace and war.

In fact, what was submitted in Griffith’s interview, regarding to the justification of coalition’s prevention for fuel ships to enter Hodeida port in light of Yemen’s lack of fuel, was not shocking in Yemen, who are not relying on the United Nations or its envoy to make any progress, especially in light of Britain’s resumption for arms exports to Saudi Arabia and its reliance on large deals to finance the war against Yemen. Everyone knows that Saudi-Emirati alliance funds more than 4 offices for UN envoy in Riyadh, Sana’a, Jordan and New York besides the spending related to travel and unhelpful shuttle flights except its financial return on the envoy himself, which is estimated at tens of millions dollars. But what is new in Griffiths justification for the issue of preventing the entry of ships that comes in response to the disbursement of Sana’a to the Central Bank account in Hodeidah as salaries for employees, As Sana’a said, it was expected that United Nations would start the salaries payment of state employees north and south, but Griffiths failed to manage this, so it is no longer important. In addition, the timing of preventing the entry of fuel into Hodeidah coincided with British pressure regarding Safer tank, through which Britain aims to disable Hodeidah port under the pretext of maintenance, all aiming to pressure Sana’a to stop the liberation of Marib, even to breakdown the tank and prevent it from exporting fuel if the liberation process is completed.

On his last meeting, Griffiths had revealed his true face and erased all signs of respect for him as an envoy for peace, as he gave himself the advantage of be Saudi-Emirati delegate, as many analysts see in Sana’a, he is, above all, trying through his recent pressure to compel the Yemeni parties, especially Sana’a, to accept proposals that he presented as visions of peace, even though it does not have any components to achieve this except it carries a regional and international agenda, the least is the expansionary ambitions of his country, which is looking for new markets outside the European system and trying to colonize Yemen again under the banner of peace this time.

UN envoy has just locked another door in his face, and Sana’a, whose delegation recently refused to meet him in the Sultanate of Oman, may reach to the estrangement with him. Especially in light of national delegation statements head, Mohamed Abdulsalam, who considered Griffiths recent statements as an affirmation to his involvement in the war on Yemen and his contribution to prolonging it, but the most dangerous thing about Griffiths new path is that it might deviate United Nations from the peace industry in Yemen. Especially in light of the Yemeni ambassador in Tehran’s suggestion to go towards other regional blocks away from United Nations.

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