The UAE uses US attacks on Yemen to get rid of the Al-Islah Party, which represents the Muslim Brotherhood in the country.
“There is a clear political function behind the American escalation in Yemen related to the war on terror,” an expert said. American attacks on people suspected to have links with Al-Qaeda increased during the Trump administration more than they had been during the Obama administration.
Speaking to Al Jazeera, researcher Yassin Al-Tamimi said: “What is happening today in Yemen is that regional powers use Al-Qaeda and the United States at the same time in order to wage a fake war on terror in a third country, Yemen. These regional powers are represented by Abu Dhabi.”
The researcher continued: “Abu Dhabi took a position against legitimacy in Yemen. It is settling accounts with Yemeni parties which supported the revolution of 11 February 2011, mainly the Al-Islah Party.” He reiterated that the UAE “covers its operations through carrying out joint operations with the American military,” noting that its “most dangerous plan is dividing Yemen.”
Al-Tamimi pointed out that American operations are taking place in areas controlled by the legitimate government in Yemen.
Middle East Monitor