Yesterday, the Yemeni Al-Masirah news network reported a new drone attack on Dubai’s International Airport in response to the UAE’s military strikes. The network announced that the Yemeni Army’s UAV was targeted at a Dubai-based international airport with a UAV-3 drone in an exclusive attack. After the attack, the UAE and Saudi fighters, Sana’a airport and Al-Dawlami military base near the city, have been targeted by the missile.
But the obvious message is not a drone attack for the UAE and its allies?
Dubai International Airport to Yemen is more than 1,200 kilometers.
Earlier, Ansarullah targeted Abu Dhabi as the UAE’s political center. This time, Dubai has been attacked as one of the vital centers of the UAE economy and even the region, albeit a drone.
The drone attack is not strategic in terms of the damage it inflicts.
The strategic importance of Ansarullah’s attack to Dubai International Airport should be sought in a message forwarded to the opposite side; the Dubai airport, with all the security measures and protection covering it and taking 1200 km from Yemen, does not leave Tiras Ansarullah. This movement, along with its allies in Yemen, can threaten the security of the UAE and even the region.
1- The Iranian Action Group has been established in order to establish a counteraction to Iran. The United States government, which believed that the Islamic Republic would re-negotiate at the negotiating table shortly after the departure of the United States from the JCPOA to deal with the components of its national power, the formation of the headquarters sought to exacerbate political action against the country.
2. The counter-Iran group is the political arm alongside the Ofac economic arm.
3. This political arm will play two major roles:
– An attempt to reach a consensus on Iran in international and multilateral environments;
– An attempt to bring other countries into compliance with the Ofac sanctions (as an economic arm).
4. In addition, one of the most important reasons for creating such a mechanism is the attempt to coordinate internal measures and to resolve some of the bureaucratic obstacles in the State Department. The counter-Iran group is a mechanism created by the Department of State to implement the Pompeu and Bolton commands.
5- However, it is unlikely that the group will confront Iran internationally (at least in the nuclear issue). The United States government’s disregard for many international norms and institutions has made it hard for the country to make a nuclear consensus. Perhaps the main reason for Brian Hook’s desire to “expand the dialogue with countries against Iran in non-nuclear areas” was the same.
The Saudi Minister of Energy, Industries, and Mines recently announced that the country’s oil transportation will be restored through the Strait of Baghdad. Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, said it would temporarily stop shipping oil through the Strait of Bhalbalk, due to what Ansarullah attacked with its two oil tankers.
Saudi Arabia was explicitly trying to blame Bab al-Mandab on the one hand for Ansarullah’s behaviour and, on the other hand, by condoning Ansarullah and Iran in a situation where Iranian political and military officials threatened to prevent oil exports from the region under certain conditions. To increase the pressure on the United States and some Western actors on Iran and Ansarullah. Therefore, while Riyadh never paid the damage caused by Ansarullah attacks, this time they spoke of oil tankers carrying two million barrels of oil claiming that the two tankers were attacked by Ansarullah.
The fact is that the Saudi decision to cut oil exports from Bab Al Mandab was not taken seriously and effectively broke. The most important sign for this claim is the assessment of the price of oil. If this threatening Saudi decision was valid, it would have to show its effect on oil prices very soon, but that did not. At the media level, this decision was not much in line with, and other effective actors did not express concern over the security of the Strait.