ABU DHABI (Dispatches) –
Satellite images have emerged showing that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has deployed Zionist Barak aerial systems.
The images show the missile battery has been stationed near Al-Dhafra air base, south of the capital Abu Dhabi.
Earlier this year, the occupying regime agreed to sell its advanced air system to the UAE following months of negotiations.
The deal is largely thought to have come about after several attacks against the UAE by Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters in January this year, using drones and ballistic missiles launched from Yemen.
One of the attacks left three people dead, while several attempted attacks were intercepted.
The attacks were in retaliation against several strikes by a Saudi-led coalition, which includes the UAE, that is fighting in Yemen.
Following the attacks by Yemenis, which called into question the UAE’s image as a safe haven in the region, authorities in Abu Dhabi quietly approached the Zionist regime for help.
Yemen’s Sana’a-based government has issued a new warning after targeting a cargo ship off an oil terminal in the war-wrecked Arab country’s south to prevent Saudi-backed forces from using it for oil exports.
In a statement, its foreign ministry denounced the UN Security Council’s reaction to the “warning strike” at the al-Dubba terminal, where a Greek oil tanker was docked to load oil. The UN council had denounced the strike as a serious threat to the peace process and stability of Yemen.
“We ask the Security Council to understand the nature of the warning of the Yemeni armed forces without any interpretation. The al-Dubba operation was not a hostile or offensive message, but a warning in the regional waters to prevent the plundering of its resources,” the ministry said.
“Sana’a has taken official steps and announced measures to clarify its position to the world earlier and has communicated with all countries, oil companies, and that oil tanker, that it will not allow the wealth of the Yemeni people to be looted within the framework of its internationally recognized borders,” it added.
The ministry stressed that Yemen will spare no effort to defend national sovereignty, and safeguard public interests and wealth against any act of looting or abuse.
Sana’a, it said, remains committed to just and honorable peace, and supports the endeavors of Hans Grundberg, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen.
“The UN envoy’s endeavors, however, must be accompanied by serious steps to end the Saudi-led aggression and lift the all-out blockade through the implementation of urgent measures that will address the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Yemen,” it said.
It added that the envoy must “facilitate the unrestricted entry of energy vessels into the port of Hudaydah, remove obstacles for commercial airlines companies to operate at Sana’a International Airport, take practical steps regarding payment of civil servants salaries, and allow the Yemeni nation to use proceeds and financial gains produced as a result of exported Yemeni crude oil and natural gas.”
Meanwhile, the Zionist regime, in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is going to build a new military base on a Yemeni island in a strategic area overlooking the Bab al-Mandab Strait, as Abu Dhabi is helping the occupying regime carry out military and maritime reconnaissance missions off the coast of Yemen.
Citing informed sources, Yemen Press Agency reported that Mahmoud Fateh Ali al-Khajeh, an influential figure in establishing diplomatic relations between the Persian Gulf country and the Zionist regime, has purchased vast scopes of land in the mountainous Hajhar area of the strategic island of Socotra.
The sources noted that Khajeh’s main goal is to construct a new military base for the Zionist regime, which would overlook Hadibu coastal town in northern Socotra.
The Zionist regime and the UAE are currently making all logistical preparations to establish espionage bases to collect information from across the Gulf of Aden, including Bab el-Mandeb and south of Yemen, which is under the control of forces backed by the UAE, the report said