A Saudi peace plan or scenario to buy time?

The so-called peace plan that the Saudi regime is seeking to impose on Ansarullah by increasing its attacks on various parts of Yemen these days, in the vulnerable situation in which Riyadh is located, in addition to propaganda, is an opportunity to provide a renewal of the Saudi coalition.
The plan comes as officials in the country face pressure from their allies to end the Yemeni crisis and face serious military weaknesses.
By presenting this plan, in addition to deceiving public opinion, Riyadh hopes that the temporary ceasefire will provide enough time for the political and military renewal of the anti-Yemeni coalition.
In the meantime; Ansarullah, while announcing the rejection of Riyadh’s proposal, said it lacked anything new compared to previous plans. Earlier, the United States had proposed a plan to establish a ceasefire that, in the view of the Sanaa government, would not help end the siege or establish a ceasefire, and was merely a cosmetic change in the interests of Saudi Arabia and the continuation of the siege.
The Saudi regime intensified its attacks on various targets in Sanaa, Ma’rib and Taizz after the last round of talks on the Yemeni crisis failed, with reports of civilian casualties continuing.
However, the resistance forces have made significant progress on the ground, posing a serious threat to the territorial security of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, especially in recent months, as Saudi coalition aggression has responded to several missile and drone strikes on military bases deep in Saudi territory.
In recent days, the Yemeni army and popular committees have been able to make significant progress in the Al-Kassara area after inflicting heavy losses on the invading Saudi forces, in addition to controlling the strategic Al-Jabaliyah range and the Ma’rib Dam, while several Saudi coalition fighters carried out airstrikes and bombed the area in Ma’rib province.
Resistance forces in Yemen have been advancing since early February to liberate the oil and strategic province of Ma’rib, the last stronghold of the resigned Yemeni government who has the support of the Saudi led coalition in the north.
The liberation of this city will deal a terrible blow to the Saudi mercenaries because in this way, the north of Yemen will be completely under the control of the Yemeni army and people’s forces.
The Yemeni UAV Air Force also targeted the Abha International Airport with its K2 Qasef UAV in its latest offensive operation and Yemeni forces also shot down a US MQ9 spy drone in Ma’rib. The Saudi Ministry of Energy also announced that a drone attacked a Saudi oil port on Sunday and a ballistic missile targeted the Aramco facility.
According to Yemeni officials, 499 ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni forces have hit military targets and facilities affiliated with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and 849 missiles have been fired at enemy headquarters and facilities and their mercenaries inside Yemeni territory. The Yemeni drone unit has carried out more than 12,623 operations, of which 1,150 were offensive operations.
The unequal invasions of the coalition forces on Yemeni soil have been accompanied by aggressive responses from the resistance forces for the past two years, and now this war, in addition to staggering economic and political costs for the Saudi government, is effectively threatening its territorial security. For the first time since World War II, this threat has challenged Riyadh’s rule.
Six years after the start of this costly war and the widespread destruction in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is not only not moving closer to its goals, but is also facing serious challenges to the continuation of the coalition.
Riyadh’s ceasefire plan for the Yemeni crisis cannot help the complicated situation in the country. Due to its distance from the realities of the country, this plan is not promising for stability in this country, even if implemented. The Saudis are trying to make up for their failures in diplomacy.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is particularly worrying, especially in the areas under coalition airstrikes. Using this and other tensions, the Saudi government is trying to impose an agreement on Ansarullah and its army that will provide ample opportunity for Yemeni mercenaries and coalition forces to regain power in the short term, a tactic that continues to show Riyadh is belligerent. It is in this crisis that calls into question the claims of this country and its young Crown Prince that they are committed to peace.

BY: Pooya Mirzaei