Saudi Arabia Anticipates Biden’s Visit by Questioning US Seriousness in Yemen File
The discrepancies in the positions of the regional actors in Yemeni file, Sunday, with the United States starting a new move in Yemen file that would pave the way for US President Joe Biden’s visit the region, specifically Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia ruled out Washington’s seriousness in achieving a comprehensive settlement in Yemen. A political expert close to the decision-making center in the Kingdom Saad bin Omar, head of the Center of Strategic Studies for Century said In a television interview, “Washington stated that the settlement file is in the hands of Washington, but it will not achieve it due to what he described as the existence of intertwined lines and common interests with Iran in the region”.
This is the first Saudi admission of Washington’s management of the war on Yemen since Saudi Arabia started its war in March of the year 2015 under the pretext of the “Iranian tide.”
The changes in Saudi discourse towards Yemen war come ahead of a new American movement. The US envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, is expected to start a tour in the region from the Sultanate of Oman, according to a US State Department statement.
The envoy had tried to send messages to Sana’a and Riyadh on the sidelines of his participation in Yemen International Forum, which is currently being hosted by Sweden with American support, talking about concessions by all parties.
In this context, Hamid bin Ali Al Maani, Head of the Global Affairs Department in the Omani Foreign Ministry, stressed the need for the solution to be the result of a dialogue between Yemeni parties without preconditions. In reference to the Sultanate, which is participating in an international movement to end the war on Yemen. It does not see any point in the paths taken by international and regional parties, the latest of which was the Sweden Conference, in imposing any results on the Yemeni parties.