Concerning the new stance of the US administration about the case of Yemen, the following points are significant.
The first point: Recognizing Ansarollah by the US occurs exactly one month after the enormous operation of the Yemeni army and public committees in Jizan located in the south of Saudi Arabia. From this viewpoint, the official recognition of Ansarollah should be assessed as one the outcomes of the attack operation of the Yemenis in the depth of the Saudi soil. During the Jizan operation, the Yemeni forces inflicted heavy damages on the Saudi aggressors (with more than 200 killed and hundreds of injured and captivated) and made remarkable advances and took control of important parts of this region (150 kilometers and 40 points). The Jizan operation carried two messages: the first message for the Saudi court was to indicate that not only has the not resulted in the exhaustion of the Ansarollah, but also it has increased the power of deterrence, combat, missile and drone capabilities of Ansarollah in a manner that Ansarollah can decide to challenge the Saudi national power, security and interests anywhere anytime. The second message for the US was that Ansarollah is not in the conditions to be influenced by scenario-makings, plays and declared and imposed contradictions of the US administration. Ansarollah pursues legitimate and clear goals in this unbalanced war. To attain these goals, Ansarollah has defined specific strategies. These goals and strategies cannot be overshadowed by the political, security and human rights deception operation of the United States. That Washington recognized Ansarollah immediately after the strategic Jizan operation, was suggestive of the reception of this message. This was the same subject emphasized by the member of the politiebureau of Ansarollah who said in reaction to the position of the US special envoy in Yemen affairs concerning the recognition of this group by Washington “achievements and field victories forced the United States to recognize Ansarollah as a legal party in Yemen.”
The second point: In line with the first point, this hypothesis that recognizing Ansarollah should be interpreted within the framework of the US policy of control within the framework of interaction is totally rejected. This means that the Americans change the course of political and military equations in their own favor through recognizing Ansarollah and pushing them to the negotiation table and influence the Ansarollah calculations concerning the strategic region of Marib. Ansarollah today is present at the gates of Marib as the “heart of Yemen”. In the importance of the operation of liberalization of Marib, this suffices that with its full control by Ansarollah, a remarkable change will be created in the balance of current power; military strategists of the resistance front consider the liberation of Marib in Yemen in par with the significance o the liberation of Allepo in Syria and city of Khorramshahr during the imposed war. Ansarollah which has control over more than two thirds of the residential areas of Yemen is not a solely military movement and force but it is an important political phenomenon which has entered the state-nation building trend and would definitely shoulder a significant role in the political future of Yemen. Ansarollah, given the interactions it has with various state and non-state actors at the regional and international levels, and is totally aware of the intra- and inter-regional equations and has control over the field of game is enjoying a unique political rationality that will be never deceived by American plans.
Third point; the stop of support and sell of military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the termination of the Yemen war should be one of the main priorities of the foreign policy of Joe Biden in West Asia. The White House, in order to advance and implement this priority has not choice than in the first step to recognize Ansarollah as one of the main parties of Yemen’s political and military developments. The United States assess the costs of the Yemen war heavier than its benefits and consider the solution in a change in approach.
Fourth point; Given that the US and its military, political and diplomatic support has been one of the leading factors in the beginning of the aggression by Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries to Yemen, therefore it has an important responsibility to end this war. This responsibility cannot be fulfilled only by recognizing Ansarollah. The US administration should indicate in action that it is really seeking to terminate the war in Yemen. Until the Americans and Saudi aggressors do not break the siege on Yemen and lift international sanctions against it, the issue of recognizing Ansarollah and negotiation and talks to end the war would reach nowhere. In this respect, Mohammad al-Bakhiti, a member of Ansarollah politiebureau has said “we do not want the Americans to recognize our legitimacy. The confession of this country has what value for us while the siege of Yemen and the war against Yemenis are continuing?”
The US and some European governments recognize Ansarollah as a legitimate element in Yemen at a time they previously believed that only the resigned government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, the fugitive president of this country, enjoys international legitimacy and they can negotiate with him about the developments in Yemen. The US recognition of Ansarollah is a confession and confirmation by the White House that this movement is enjoying remarkable power and influence in Yemen and the region however it cannot be considered as a goodwill of Washington towards Yemen and terminate the war. The position of Ansarollah about the war on Yemen has been totally clear and has been described as following by Mohammad Ali al-Houthi, a member of the Yemen Supreme Council: We consider Biden remarks as words only. We are waiting for the termination of the war and the siege and will negotiate on the basis of Yemeni interests. However we want compensation by aggressor countries like the compensation paid by Saddam to Kuwait. This is the right of the Yemeni nation to seek their rights already taken by the aggressors.