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Arab Analyst Cautions Riyadh to Take Yemen’s Airport Missile Attack Warning Seriously

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Aug , 15 \NewNews

“Such threats should be taken seriously because the coalition of al-Houthi and the congress has nothing to lose but any missile which is fired at the Saudi and UAE planes will have much dangerous consequences for these countries,” Atwan wrote on Monday.

Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, warned officials in Riyadh to take seriously the Yemeni military officials’ warning of reprisal attacks in case the Saudi-led coalition continues bombing of Sana’a airport to keep it closed.

“Just imagine the consequences if one of these missiles hit Dubai, Jeddah or Riyadh airports even if it is tracked and intercepted, specially consider ring the escalated tensions among the Sheikhdoms which has already incurred much material and non-material damage and harms on them,” he said.

“Therefore, the Arab coalition’s views and its wrong policies on the Yemen war should be seriously reviewed before the opportunity is lost and the damage increases,” he added.

His comments alluded to the warnings of General Mohammad Abdollah Saleh, one of the senior Yemeni commanders, that if Sana’a airport remains closed to the humanitarian aid to the war-torn country, the Saudi and UAE airports will be attacked.

His remarks came after UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Walad Sheikh Ahmed warned that the Yemeni people are now threatened with the danger of hunger and famine due to the long-term Saudi-led war against the poor country.

“Today, there is a fear for famine and hunger for 7 million Yemenis and they are in need of rapid humanitarian aid,” Sheikh Ahmed told reporters in Tehran on Saturday after a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari.

Stressing the need for sending humanitarian aid to all parts of Yemen, he complained that the UN is facing difficulties in sending aid to certain regions, including Ta’iz province.

“I use this opportunity to call for reopening Sana’a airport, specially for humanitarian affairs,” Sheikh Ahmed said.

He also appreciated Iran’s support for the establishment of peace and stability in Yemen, and stressed that the crisis in the Arab country has no military solution.

Yemen has been facing war by a Saudi-led coalition since March 2015. Leading a number of its vassal states, Saudi Arabia launched the military aggression on Yemen to reinstall a Riyadh-friendly former president. The war, however, has failed to achieve either of the goals, morphing into a protracted conflict and causing a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

UN-brokered talks between Yemen’s warring sides have also failed to end the conflict so far.

Iran has repeatedly called for a swift end to the brutal Saudi-led military campaign.

The war has so far killed over 14,300 Yemenis.

The US and the UK have been providing the bulk of the weapons used by the Saudi-led forces against Yemen. The US is also providing other assistance, including the provision of intelligence, to the invading forces.

The aggression has been accompanied by a Saudi-led naval and aerial blockade on Yemen.

It has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen’s infrastructure and led to a cholera epidemic in the country. Thousands of people have died since the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in April, according to the latest figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

An estimated 70 percent of Yemen’s 28 million population is said to be in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

Last week, Yemen’s blood bank appealed to the international community to support the center as its medical supplies have nearly run out.

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