Saudi Arabia has made vigorous efforts to include Yemen in the Gulf Cooperation Council, in its bid to bring in security and stability to the restive state.
Deputy Minister of Defense, Khaled bin Salman, said Riyadh and other Gulf capitals work to include Yemen in the council.
The move, he said, aims to confront the Houthi militia which gave the Yemeni people nothing but false promises and illusions.
“The militia uses the people of Yemen to serve the agenda of the Iranian regime,” he wrote on Twitter.
“We assure the people of Yemen that they are part of us and we will always be on their side,” he added.
He condemned the Houthi militia for launching attacks against his country and the United Arab Emirates.
Prince Khaled said these attacks pose threats to the security of the entire region.
He warned against continuing Iranian support to what he described as the ‘putschists’ of Yemen.
The Houthis, he said, use Yemeni ports to threaten the security of neighboring countries and international navigation.
“This is a violation of all covenants, which requires intervention from the international community,” Prince Khaled said.
The recent attack by the Houthi militia on Abu Dhabi came in response to intense strikes by the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi targets and the multiple losses the coalition inflicted on the Iran-backed militia.
Coalition forces also succeeded in supporting the Yemeni National Army and what are known as the ‘Giants’ Forces’.
This opened the door for major losses among the forces of the Iran-backed militia.
These losses have prompted the militia to launch more attacks on regional states.
These attacks came as the militia tried to curb its losses and retaliate.
Yemeni political analyst, Mahmud al-Taher, expressed optimism over the latest pledges by Saudi Arabia.
He called for communicating with Yemeni tribes and supporting the Yemeni people.
This, he said, would help eradicate the terrorist threat in Yemen.
“It will undoubtedly contribute to defeating the Iranian project in the region,” al-Taher told The Reference.