Amid aggressive attempts by Washington to wrest control of energy reserves and plunder natural resources in conflict-ridden Yemen, a new group of US military forces have entered the oil-rich eastern province of Hadramaut.
Yemen Press Agency, citing informed local sources who asked not to be named, reported that the governor of the province of Hadhramaout, Mabkhout bin Madi, had a face-to-face meeting with the American delegation in his office.
During the meeting, bin Madi complained to US military officials about the Sana’a-based National Salvation Government’s decision to ban the Saudi-led coalition from exporting Yemeni crude oil, saying that the decision would have adverse effects on the global energy market. .
The development comes as visits by Western officials to eastern Yemen have recently seen an accelerating trend, the most recent of which was the visit of the French ambassador to Aden, Jean-Marie Safa, in late September. . These visits are seen as efforts by the West to secure its energy needs in the context of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.
On July 28, a group of US military forces landed at al-Ghaydah airport in al-Mahrah province in southeastern Yemen on a flight from the airport International from Riyan to Mukalla, which is on the shores of the Arabian Sea and about 480 kilometers (300 miles) east of Aden.
The Yemeni news agency reported at the time that the arrival of US forces was followed by a major disruption of internet connectivity in Sayhut district, blaming the internet blackout on the installation of security devices. sophisticated surveillance by US troops.
Earlier, a senior Yemeni official said US and British military trainers arrived at a port in Mahrah on ships loaded with ammunition as well as military and logistical equipment.
The governor of the province, al-Qatabi Ali Hussein al-Faraj, told the official Yemeni Saba news agency on June 26 that large shipments of weapons on board military ships had landed at the port of Nishtun and that British and American military trainers were stationed at al-Ghaydah International. Airport.
“The Saudi-led aggression coalition is involved in narcotics smuggling and trading in the region in order to perpetuate insecurity, advance its evil plots and deter the local population from confronting the invaders” , Faraj said at the time.
The senior Yemeni official noted that the occupiers and their allied Takfiri militants were trying to throw Mahrah province into utter chaos and confusion, with residents fiercely opposed to the presence of foreign forces.
Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in conjunction with its Arab allies and with military and logistical support from the United States and other Western states.
The aim was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which runs state affairs in the absence of a functioning government in Yemen.
While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to achieve any of its goals, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.