The Al-Masirah news channel has on Thursday published confidential documents that show some aspects of foreign rule over Yemen and military efforts to dominate the Yemeni coasts prior to the September 21 Revolution in 2014.
The documents, obtained by Al-Masirah TV channel, date back to the middle of the year 2012, and were issued by the General Military Intelligence Department in Sana’a, and are tagged “Top Secret”.
The documents revealed a meeting between senior officials of the Ministries of Defence and the Interior with the military attachés of a number of embassies.
The meeting was devoted to presenting the coastal deployment plan of the Coast Guard and the armed forces’ plan to protect the sea borders.
According to the documents, the military attaché at the British embassy demanded that highly sensitive military information be handed over to him, and wanted to obtain information about the combat formation of the navy.
The classified information requested by the British military attaché included the mechanism of work of command and control within the naval forces and between the navy and the Ministry of Defence.
Moreover, the British military attaché also asked for a meeting with the Commander of the Navy in Hodeidah to take a “clear view on the status of the naval forces.”
The documents indicated that the Commander of the Navy and Coastal Defense agreed to the dictates of the British military attaché, without regard to Yemen’s national sovereignty and military secrecy.
In the same context, it was also revealed that in a meeting held on July 9, 2012 between the Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence, a senior representative of the Ministry of Defence and the military attaché at the US embassy, the participants touched on aspects relating to a specialised American to provide what they called “assistance in equipping the command and control center in the Yemeni Air Force.”
The September 21 Revolution of 2014 came, amongst a series of other matters, in response to continuous imperialist meddling in the internal affairs of Yemen, and a blatant disregard for Yemen’s national sovereignty.