Strategic Council Online – Interview: A West Asian affairs analyst says that it is very difficult and impossible for the Saudis to accept a political dialogue in the current situation and that there will be no solution to start political talks or clarify the situation in the Yemeni war until Ma’rib is liberated. He said: Ansarullah is determined to liberate Ma’rib and we will see this happen in the future.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Middle East affairs says during the past several weeks the UAE and Saudi forces have withdrawn from the western areas of Yemen located along the shore of the Red Sea with al-Hudaydah Port being the main spot of this area—a port which is called the passage of commerce and main link path of the people of Yemen and Ansarollah to the outside world.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former Director General for Middle East Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saying that weapons that the United States sells to Saudi Arabia have been effective in preventing Ansarollah’s advance, but does not determine the fate of the Yemen war, noted: Biden has backtracked on what he had claimed in his first foreign policy speech, based on ending all support for offensive operations in the Yemen war, including arms sales to Saudi Arabia with an aim of ending the war.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: A senior researcher of international affairs commenting on Joe Biden’s recent decision to sell arms to Saudi Arabia said: Since Joe Biden was opposed to the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and had also announced it, therefore his current move has raised questions; although his administration officials have told him that those weapons are defensive, not offensive.
Strategic Council Online – Opinion: The Yemeni crisis in recent days has witnessed significant political and field developments that have led the process of equations towards the emergence of horizons for negotiations.
Kamran Karami – Researcher on Saudi affairs
Strategic Council Online- According to the Director Yemen desk, at Mersaad think-tank, with the departure of Omani delegation to Sanaa, there was a promising perspective that war would stop, everybody was waiting for a serious incident in this respect. But with statements of political authorities of Haadi government, and also Sanaa government, it was clear that the talks would lead to nowhere.
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the University of Tehran, referring to the reasons for the dispute between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Yemen, stressed: Given that the two countries are in different situations and have different points of view, their alliance is questionable and it is possible that their past relations in the region will totally fade away.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: When the Saudi court started the invasion of Yemen and attacked this territory from the land, air, and sea with the hope of capturing it in several days and destroy Ansarallah, the Saudis and their regional and international allies could not have even imagined that this war, despite the huge damages on Yemen, would not end in the overthrow of the Ansarallah and the occupation of Yemen and the establishment of a Saudi-allied regime, but would turn into a turning point for the mighty display of the power of the Islamic resistance and the shameful failure of the Saudi regime.
Hamid Khoshayand—international issues analyst