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Chinese weapon changes the Yemeni equation

CHINA (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe magazine “Foreign Policy” published a report on the repercussions of the killing of the leader Houthi Saleh al-Samad, on the internal Yemeni scene and the distribution of foreign roles amid the growing ambitions of the UAE in the region.

The magazine said that the targeting of the fertilizer by a Chinese-made UAV, highlights the “growing UAE’s firmness in Yemen.”

“Since 2016, the UAE has been trying to establish itself as a major Western counterterrorism partner in the region while at the same time strengthening its military capabilities through arms deals with China.”

The magazine pointed out that the UAE has invested heavily in the military aid to the Arab coalition forces in Yemen, and formed various security units under its leadership, and considered by the United Nations forces “proxy”.

The United Arab Emirates says it uses these units to fight al Qaeda in the southern coast of Yemen, but now backs Tariq Saleh, the nephew of late President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is seeking to restore the group’s strategic port of Hodeidah.

According to the magazine, the strike aimed at composting confirms that the UAE adheres to the military option and intends to test new capabilities. Last year, China sold to the United Arab Emirates Wing Loong II unmanned aircraft similar to the MQ 9.

“The UAE tended to deploy drones, and we were ready to use them in politically sensitive areas, like Libya,” said weapons expert Justin Pronk.

Pronk said that the fertilizer was killed by a high-explosive warhead and consistent with the so-called “AKD-10”, which is equivalent to the American Hellfire missile.

“This is part of a broader policy of the UAE to expand its influence throughout the region,” the magazine says, with several military bases along the southern coast of Yemen and an air base in Eritrea, as well as military cooperation projects with Somalia and strengthening ties with Sudan and Senegal, To the fighting fronts in Yemen.

The newspaper quoted a NATO intelligence officer that Washington gave Saudi Arabia and the UAE an absolute authorization to expand militarily in the region, as it relieves the burden on the US military and the US Treasury in the fight against terrorism.

The magazine warned that the targeting of Christianity is also a challenge to Western governments, which strongly support the UN-sponsored settlement efforts in Yemen.

“As far as the diversity of Saudi Arabia and the UAE is the source of their weapons, their ability to act alone and in ways that may move away,” she said, “is a major blow to the already faltering peace process in the country.” About American interests.”

Washington has re-examined its previous rejection of the export of drones to the UAE, and this month the Trump Administration issued a new set of diluting decisions for previous restrictions.

With the UAE operating unmanned drones on combat missions and China’s growing presence in Djibouti, the Gulf may become a new front in the US-China conflict over influence in the region, the magazine concluded.