Want to cut off Iran aid! Saudi Arabia's most offensive offensive since the civil war in Yemen


Want to cut off Iran aid! Saudi Arabia's most offensive offensive since the civil war in Yemen

Original title: want to cut off Iran assistance! Saudi Arabia's most offensive offensive since the civil war in Yemen

[compiler / observer network Li Huanyu] Yemen's civil war lasting three years will usher in a turning point.

In June 13th, the multinational coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, launched a comprehensive attack on the port city of Hodeidah in Yemen. This was the largest offensive since the civil war in Yemen. The coalition hopes to cut off the channel for Iran to provide aid to the Hu - Sai armed forces. The Yemen government army said it would be a turning point for the Yemen to retake Yemen.

But because 80% of the relief supplies to Yemen are going through the port, international organizations such as the United Nations are worried that this will trigger a humanitarian crisis.

In this regard, the Saudi coalition disagreed, they said the attack would not be as tragic as the outside world predicted, and humanitarian concerns could not be an excuse for the armed forces to continue to use Hodeidah to obtain Iran assistance.

Red circle at Hodeidah port of Yemen

Cutting off Iran's aid to the Jose armed forces

According to Al Jazeera reported in June 13th, Hodeidah port is the only port of armed control of Hu SEU, although it is vital to the input of Yemen's relief supplies, the Saudi united forces also believe that the port is also used by the Hu Jose armed forces to receive assistance from Iran.

Before the coalition launched the offensive, the United Arab Emirates had set a deadline for the armed forces to hand over the port, and the United Nations diplomats had made efforts to avoid the war in Hodeidah, but the armed forces did not respond to the United Arab Emirates' deadline.

In June 13th, the coalition launched an offensive, aircraft and warships supported the military operations on land, and part of the southern part of the city was now under the control of the coalition. The main military operation on the land was loyal to the former president Saleh's troops killed by the Hu Jose armed forces.

Yemen's government forces say this will be a turning point for them to retake Yemen, because aid from Iran will be cut off.

The Yemen government army releases news through social media

Or exacerbate the humanitarian crisis

Since this offensive will also affect the import of relief materials into Yemen, the outside world has been warning that this will exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

According to the guardian, rescue agencies warned that the move would cut off millions of people's important humanitarian supply lines and directly threaten the lives of 200 thousand people in the city. The envoy of the United Nations in Yemen also warned that if an attack occurred, his peace plan would regress.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said the attack "could aggravate the already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen", where the hydropower network is critical to the survival of the civilian population. The United Nations Children's Fund estimates that 300 thousand of the total 600 thousand children live in and around Hodeidah.

Politicians in the United Kingdom and the United States also expressed concern about this, and accused their governments of not blocking Saudi Arabia.

Despite external criticism, the Saudi coalition believes the offensive will not be as bloody as the rescue Agency predicted, and will accelerate the end of the civil war in Yemen, because the military balance will tilt to the coalition forces to force the armed forces to negotiate with them.

The Sultan army, fighting alongside Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, gathered in the suburbs of Hodeidah @ Oriental IC.

So far, the civil war in Yemen has caused the displacement of about 2000000 people and caused cholera epidemic. Hodeidah is the largest population in Yemen, and more than 70% of the population, especially children, is at risk of malnutrition.

Before the war, more than 70% of Yemen's food and fuel were imported through Hodeidah, which accounted for more than 40% of the national customs revenue. In October 2015, he occupied Hodeidah after occupying three weeks in the capital Sanaa.

This article is the exclusive manuscript of the observer network. The article is purely a personal view of the author. It does not represent the platform of the platform. It will not be reproduced without authorization. Otherwise, the legal responsibility will be investigated. Watch the observer network WeChat guanchacn, read interesting articles everyday.


Waonews is a news media from China, with hundreds of translations, rolling updates China News, hoping to get the likes of foreign netizens