US ambassador to Yemen arrives in occupied city of Ma’rib

US ambassador to Yemen arrives in occupied city of Ma’rib

The US ambassador to Yemen, Steven Fagin, arrived on Wednesday to the city of Ma’rib, which is still under the control of the Saudi-led coalition, as part of the US hostile moves in Yemen under the pretext of “fighting terrorism.”

The US embassy said on Twitter that Fagin arrived in Ma’rib and met with a member of the Riyadh-formed Presidential Council and the governor loyal to the Saudi-backed Islah party in the city, Sultan Al-Arada.

The US embassy said that the ambassador expressed his country’s “commitment to joint efforts in combating terrorism and discussing the humanitarian truce in Yemen.”

Observers considered the US ambassador’s movements to the city of Ma’rib, after his visit during the past two days to Hadhramaut province, as being aimed at military escalation, as part of Washington’s efforts to claim Yemen’s oil and gas sources.

The new US move towards Ma’rib follows US arrangements to establish a military base for its forces near Al-Rayyan Airport on the Arabian Sea coast outside the city of Mukalla, the Hadhramaut provincial capital.