Saudi and US attempts to influence the Muscat negotiations between supporters of former President Hadi and the National Salvation Government of Yemen has failed to yield any results, as the Yemeni forces are closing in on Ma’rib.
Several media have reported that representatives of the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Nations did not bring any new proposals during their recent visit to Muscat, the capital of Oman, and merely repeated old plans.
The reports said that the Sana’a revolutionary government considered the Saudi and American proposals during the talks as “an attempt to escape from their favoured Hadi government’s defeat on the battlefield in Ma’rib province” and as a US attempt to get rid of domestic pressures inside the US itself.
The Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar has reported on the latest diplomatic developments in Yemen, writing that the United States, Britain, and Saudi Arabia were making political and diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the current war in Yemen because they saw the war as no longer being in their interest.
The Lebanese newspaper added that all the previous plans and proposals proposed in the talks by the US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking and the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths during Monday’s talks in Muscat, sought to put emphasis on using the economic and political mechanisms.
Al-Akhbar’s report added that their proposals in the talks sought to preserve the Saudi influence in Yemen, and were an attempt to impose diplomatically what the Saudis and the Americans could not achieve through military means.
Source: Mehr News Agency