Yemeni sources have revealed new moves by the UAE in the Socotra Archipelago, as part of Abu Dhabi’s plot to control the strategically located Yemeni island group.
The sources said that the UAE established a marina for Emirati ships in the port of Olaf on the island of Socotra.
Abu Dhabi has furthermore formed a soy cell of 112 people, consisting of local informants and distributors in all the residential communities on the island, according to the sources.
The Emirati authorities use humanitarian aid as a cover to perpetuate the occupation of the strategically located island of Socotra in Yemen.
In parallel, the sources monitored the arrival of dozens of female recruits to the airport of Hadibo, the capital of Socotra, coming from Abu Dhabi.
The female soldiers arrived in Socotra, accompanied by a Brigadier General in the UAE intelligence service named Saeed al-Kaabi, who is leading the implementation of the Abu Dhabi’s plans in Yemen.
Al-Kaabi held a meeting with leaders of the UAE-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias upon his arrival in Socotra, with the participation of female soldiers in the meeting, which was devoted to review Abu Dhabi’s directives to establish a headquarters for the command of female soldiers, which he called “the headquarters of the Saqr Al-Arab forces.”
For months, the UAE has sent groups of foreign tourists to the Socotra Archipelago, in a flagrant violation of Yemeni sovereignty.
This falls in the midst of unremitting efforts of bribing people with UAE dirham currency and even offering Emirati citizenship, meant to tempt the residents of the Socotra Archipelago to submit to the occupation and Emirati hegemony.
Calls are mounting in Yemen to counter the UAE’s plot to change the personal identity of the residents of Socotra.
Abu Dhabi is continuing its efforts to extend its influence and control over the Yemeni island of Socotra, located near the strategic Bab al-Mandeb sea strait that connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, and as such is considered one of the most important causes of the conflict between the UAE and the Yemeni government.
Observers unanimously agree that the UAE, through its actions and the previous steps and measures in conjunction with an international media campaign, is approaching an opportunity to secede the island from Yemen and annex it into the United Arab Emirates.
The Saudi-led so-called “legitimate government” of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi has so far not taken any lasting steps against UAE expansionism on the archipelago.