WILL the recently appointed fourth UN envoy to Yemen, the Swedish Hans Grundberg, have a greater ability to resolve the crisis than his predecessors?
In accordance with the common proverb “you can tell the book by its cover”, the answer came from the Iranian-backed Houthi group, which responded to this appointment by sending two booby-trapped drones to the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait.
In this regard, the crisis is not between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis. Saudi Arabia is facing a proxy war with Iran, which the international community knows but it turns away from confronting the danger that threatens the most important region in the world in terms of oil supplies. Therefore, the solution will not be through hopes or prior pledges that Iran quickly disregards by issuing bombing orders from occupied Sanaa on Saudi Arabia.
The solution begins with the United Nations’ recognition of the fact that there is no remedy for the problems caused by the Mullahs regime except through a massive international pressure and international support for the Iranian people, who are rising daily against the life of misery brought to them by the Mullahs, who still live in the caves of the Middle Ages and believe that they are capable of subduing the world through terrorism.
What Saudi Arabia has intercepted to date has exceeded 550 drones and 370 ballistic missiles, all of which targeted civilians. They even reached the point of targeting the holy sites in Makkah and Madinah. This indicates that it is a systematic and continuous terrorist act ongoing since March 2015. All that the international community does is issue statements of condemnation, which will not shake even a hair on the heads of Iran’s rulers who are seasoned with murder and torture.
Indeed, these people know nothing but sabotage. What is happening in Lebanon and Iraq, and even Argentina, France and the United States, is a lesson to not bet on the return of Iran as an economically powerful and effective state regionally and internationally like it was in the era of Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi.
Any negotiations with the Mullahs regime are nothing more than doses of oxygen to prolong the extent of its sabotage and tampering with global security.
Perhaps the United Nations should review the facts revealed by events and official documents published in the international press about the close cooperation between Al-Qaeda and Iran, and the latter’s sponsorship of this group as well as its sponsorship of the ISIS group similar to what it does with the rest of the terrorists, such as the so-called Hezbollahs in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, and other subversive gangs spread in more than 20 countries.
It is true that they can sabotage, but this will not enable them to defeat the world, which will not allow at any moment the presence of a second North Korea to destabilize global stability.
Rather, Iran, in the presence of this large and active opposition, is less able to withstand the internal revolution that is actually required to be supported by the international community.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times