The US embassy in Yemen has confirmed on Monday that its activities increased among the civil community in Hadhramaut province.
The US embassy to the Saudi-backed exiled Hadi government said on its Twitter that the embassy’s military attaché, Christopher Townsend, gave a detailed explanation in his lecture on the Yemeni women’s role in the US elections.
The US embassy considered that the lecture delivered by Townsend was part of a “new women’s initiative to support women and girls in Yemen.”
The move revealed the extent of direct communication between the CIA activity and the US military attaché carried out by Washington in Hadhramaut, through organisations working in Yemen.
This came after multiple visits by the American ambassadorto the city of Mukalla, the capital of Hadhramaut, and his meeting with general directors of the executive offices and the local authority in the governorate, in a flagrant violation of diplomatic norms.
Al-Rayyan airport, the most important air base in the province, has become an American military base, after being closed by UAE forces in 2015.
The United States is seeking to achieve strategic objectives by controlling Hadhramaut, in order to enable it to cut right through the middle of the New Silk Road project conducted by China.
The US rejects the project, as it fears it would lead to reducing US hegemony over global trade routes and domination on countries such as Yemen, Egypt and others.