A member of the Yemeni House of Representatives, Ali Al-Maamari, said that the response of the Yemeni government headed by Maeen Abdul-Malik to the question he submitted about the military developments on the Yemeni island of Mayon came late, and did not give a clear answer.
He added in his speech to an episode of “Without Borders” program (2021/6/23) that the Yemeni parliament is still waiting for the government’s response that has been promised so far, and he is not concerned with the response of the Saudi-led coalition about the nature of the military presence on the island, waving the option of no confidence in the government In case the response is delayed.
He added that the information indicates that construction work has stopped in 4 camps that the Emirates had started working on in different places on the island, and they are doing commercial and tourism business on the island, calling for the return of the governor of Socotra Governorate as soon as possible to restore calm to the island.
The Yemeni parliamentarian stressed that the UAE military presence on Mayon Island threatens all countries bordering the Red Sea, due to the importance of the island’s location, calling on the President of the Republic of Yemen, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to conclude a security agreement with the Republic of Egypt that allows it to exist on the Yemeni island, and does not leave it to Emirati tampering.
On the reason for not holding the House of Representatives inside the Yemeni territory, Ali Al-Maamari stressed that whoever prevents the holding of the parliament sessions in the Yemeni territories is the one who prevents the president and the government from returning to the country, noting that the main tasks of the government are to provide security and headquarters for the Legislative Council, and added, but it was unable to provide it for herself.
He called on the government to return to the liberated governorates subject to legitimacy, in which there is no transitional council and to arrange the situation, revealing that many parliamentarians are seeking to form a national bloc within parliament in order to work on crystallizing a national vision for peace in Yemen.
On the inability to implement the Riyadh Agreement, the parliamentarian said that the agreement is a wonderful road map to get out of the crises experienced by the liberated areas. However, the agreement faces difficulties in implementing it by armed groups backed by the UAE, expressing his conviction that Saudi Arabia is determined to implement the terms of the agreement, and will not allow it to fail.
On the situation in Taiz Governorate, of which the parliamentary deputy was a governor, he said that the province, which has been besieged since 2015 by the Houthi militia, suffers from a lack of resources, stressing that he worked to break the siege, even partially, treat the wounded, and integrate the resistance into the national army.
He added that after integrating the resistance into the army, the UAE asked him to form a security belt in Taiz, and to appoint Adel Abdo Farea, known as Abu Abbas, as its commander, and to appoint security directors and directorates in the Taiz coast; But he refused all these dictates, so the UAE prevented the arrival of salaries for Taiz in an attempt to pressure him.
He did not hesitate to accuse the legitimate government and the coalition of deliberately neglecting the province by not lifting the siege completely, and giving it the appropriate budget to meet the needs of basic services lost due to the war and neglect.
He also warned against declaring what he called a state within the Mocha district of Taiz governorate by Tareq Saleh, who is backed by the UAE, after he established residential cities and called for investment there.