He lost all the political cards.

Report: "Hadi"... a president who demanded the defeat of the Houthis, but the Brotherhood defeated him

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NewsYemen, day eight:

The outgoing Yemeni president, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, has lost all political cards in the face of the Iran-aligned Houthis, who have now possessed political and military cards and support from some regional parties seeking to end the devastating war in the troubled Yemen for nearly three decades.

No Yemeni president has enjoyed the great support that Hadi receives from his regional allies, but the man's calculations erred in creating alliances with the pro-Qatar Brotherhood organization, which has strategic interests with Qatar, and these interests contributed in 2017, to Saudi Arabia and other coalition countries boycotting it. On the background of its involvement in supporting the Houthis loyal to Iran.

For seven years, Hadi has been calling the Houthis for peace, even though his Saudi-backed forces have made no progress on the ground, forcing them to negotiate, after those forces became in the grip of the Brotherhood, the president's new allies.

With the beginning of the year 2020, Hadi lost everything on the ground, after his allies diverted the course of the war towards the south, by invading the oil province of Shabwa, liberated from the arms of Iran and terrorist organizations, in August 2019.

The battle for control of Shabwa represented a deviation in the course of the Yemeni war, and Saudi Arabia tried to avoid this deviation and pushed for the Riyadh Agreement signed by Hadi’s government, but the Brotherhood responded to that agreement by handing over huge cities and weapons to the Houthis, which led Saudi Arabia to launch an initiative on its part, which it rejected The Houthis later demanded a halt to the air strikes and the opening of Sanaa airport.

During the past year, Hadi's allies tried to control Aden, and launched a wide war on the capital, but the forces succeeded in confronting them and forcing them to retreat, before Riyadh returned to launch a second version of the Riyadh Agreement, which succeeded in separating the warring forces from each other, but This did not last long. The allies of the Yemeni president changed from the strategy of confrontation to carrying out operations in the name of Al-Qaeda in Abyan and Shabwa. However, this military strategy contributed to implicating Hadi with more evidence that proves his involvement in the alliance with terrorist organizations "Al-Qaeda and ISIS", which is What Hadi and his administration residing in a palace in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, did not deny.

Over the past years, the US Treasury has placed officials loyal to Hadi on terrorist lists, banned them from traveling and frozen their bank assets, all of whom are from the Qatari-funded Brotherhood.

Since late March 2015, the forces loyal to Hadi have not made any progress against the Houthis, compared to the southern forces that have never submitted to him and fought the war in the south against the Iranian arms under the slogan of liberating the south from the Yemeni occupation. Everyone in Aden and other cities fought the putschists under the banner of The south has learned that Hadi is obstructing the return of the southern state, claiming that their calls are "separatist", although his administration engaged in negotiations with the Houthis on the grounds that it won the victory in the south, and this is absolutely not true.

But although the south is the only victor against the Houthis, the allies of the outgoing Yemeni president took advantage of his power to oppose the southerners. It took about a year and a half since the liberation of Aden, until al-Ahmar began the stage of getting rid of the southerners by removing them from power, claiming that they were separatists. Rather, he chose the 27th of April, 2017, to remove them from their positions in the presidency of the local authority in Aden and other southern cities, and choosing this date is not a coincidence, as it is the day the former regime president declared war on the south in 1994 AD.

After al-Ahmar's ascension to the Yemeni presidency in early 2016, violence and terrorist operations escalated in the south, and al-Ahmar remained in the accusation of sponsoring terrorism and extremist organizations, which al-Ahmar never denied.

Three years were enough to push the Brotherhood, Hadi, to entrench himself against the southerners who embraced him after he fled Sanaa in February 2015 AD to Aden.

The violence and assassinations of prominent southern military and civilian leaders led to an escalation of armed confrontations with the southern forces, against the forces that said at the time that they were affiliated with Hadi’s guards. That confrontation ended with the expulsion of forces affiliated with Hadi from Aden, Lahj and Abyan.

Saudi Arabia tried with all its weight to create a state of balance, but the Gulf and Arab crisis with Qatar contributed to the Brotherhood’s monopoly on the presidential decision and its endorsement in the interest of Qatari influence. At the beginning of this year 2021 AD, Riyadh found itself forced to sign a reconciliation agreement with Doha.

Hadi did not possess any political papers to negotiate with the Houthis, as the liberated south is not entirely under Hadi’s hands. Even the Hadhramaut valley and desert are subject to forces whose movements appear to be loyal to the Houthis, but they did not announce this explicitly, not to mention that Hadi owns “only a main street in Marib and another in Taiz “Northern Yemen was left in the hands of the Houthis, whose demands were raised to lift the siege and stop air raids, without “conditions or conditions.”

Looking at the map of the battle over the past seven years, it turns out that the one who defeated Hadi and reduced his influence was not the Houthis, but rather his allies, the Brotherhood, which handed over the cities and weapons of the Arab coalition to Iran’s arms, in a political and military deal, aimed at pressuring Riyadh to lift the siege and the Gulf and Arab boycott of Doha, without taking into account Hadi's future as president or as a negotiating party in the final solution negotiations.

This confirms that Hadi lost the war "militarily and politically" not by the power of the Houthis, but by the "allies" who were divided between the two opposing camps "Saudi Arabia and Qatar".

• Quoted from the eighth day