Great Britain intends to establish three foreign military bases, one of which is in Oman, Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddisse said.
He explained the bases are to be built in Germany, Kenya and Oman, as part of extensive reforms within the British army.
According to Wooddisse, “the army wants to station a force of vehicles on the European continent in the event of a conflict with Russia, which has been massing troops at its border with Ukraine.”
The British commander did not detail the purpose of the new base in Oman, but it is likely linked to tensions with Iran or meant to strengthen British occupation forces in the Yemeni province of Mahrah, which borders Oman.
British forces landed in Mahrah recently, more than four decades after British colonial forces had left southern Yemen and ended an occupation that lasted more than 133 years.
The arrival of British forces to Mahrah Governorate comes in the context of supporting the Saudi invaders’ presence, according to observers of Yemeni affairs.