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From now on, a more comprehensive view of the nature of the alliances supporting the putschists’ Houthis in Yemen must be taken, since they are clearly Iran’s arm and its tool to destabilize the security of Yemen and the Gulf States. Those putschists have proven that they can make no decision and they only continue this absurd mission because Iran wants that and that explains why they are not concerned with the consequences of the coup and the suffering of the civilians whom they make human shields.

After the failed futile targeting of Riyadh by a known source ballistic missile, the old traditional view towards the Houthis as a sectarian rebill group will cease to exist as they have gone too far in their actions and became completely remoted by Iran, and hence they become the most dangerous threat to the peace and stability of the region.

The failed targeting of Riyadh by the Houthis also reveals treachery, retaliation and intrigues that clearly show the Qatari hatred in it, since Qatar has become a media and financial contributor to prolong the war in Yemen and to fuel it in order for its continuation by inciting the putschists, making promises to them and pushing them to prolong their rebellion against legitimacy and international resolutions.

There are many attempts to exhaust the Gulf States while Qatar poses the most dangerous role out of all by using the Houthi rebellion card and pushing it towards futile military options while refusing all attempts for dialogues and negotiation. This is because the interest of Qatar lies in keeping the Houthis card in use, in cooperation with Tehran, to distract the countries of the region and turning the situation in Yemen into a hot spot for as long as possible.

Qatar’s relationship with Iran’s agents in the Arab region is not new and does not stand on Houthis only. Doha was the only Gulf capital that provided huge sums of funds to Hezbollah and contributed to compensation and reconstruction of some areas damaged by the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, in an attempt that seemed at that time as an open quest to win the Jewish state and to ease the tension between it and the Arabs through supporting Gaza Strip and rebuilding some villages in southern Lebanon.

At that time, Doha’s relationship with Hezbollah has solidified, and then Qatar and its media outlets started to support the Houthis in a stark contrast, just a few months after it was fighting them along with the Coalition for Legitimacy in Yemen. No one even thought to question Qatar’s apparent contradictions, and how its media discourse suddenly moved to support the coup!

What is certain is that targeting Riyadh by a ballistic missile was not a Houthi decision, but behind it is Iran and those who cooperate with it in a vengeful manner to destabilize the security of the Gulf States. We should not forget as well that the Qatari regime has focused from the beginning on targeting the entity and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. There are Arab regimes other than Qatar, which has been ruled by madmen and led to the destruction of their countries, as in the case of Iraq under Saddam and Libya under Gaddafi, and Qatar is moving in this direction, thanks to its regime!

The collusion that led the Iranian missiles into the hands of the Houthi gang puts the region in front of a new challenge that requires all to be ready for the worst-case scenarios and to face unpredictable forces that know nothing about politics. The confrontation with them will not stop at sounding alarm bells in the Gulf as the options will keep open to protect the Gulf national security.

Al  Mezmaah  Studies & Research Centre

13  November   2017

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