Washington to Subject Yemeni Coasts to Surveillance and Al-Alimi to Form a New Political Party and Al-Arada will represent Yemen Government in Muscat Negotiations
Sources in Muscat, where preparations are ongoing to launch the second phase of negotiations to stop the war in Yemen, said that this phase will discuss Yemeni-Yemeni files under the auspices of Saudi Arabia and Oman.
The sources told Sheba Intelligence that there are political, economic, and security files that will be discussed, especially the Houthis' demands to be involved in diplomacy, the management of sovereign oil and gas wealth, and the unification of the central bank and the national currency, and integrating the authorities of intelligence and combating terrorism.
Sheba Intelligence learned that the deputy head of the Presidential Leadership Council and Governor of Marib, Sultan Al-Arada, will represent the UN-recognized government in the Muscat negotiations. If the second phase of negotiations succeeds, the Houthis will negotiate with the Islah Party and the Southern Transitional Council (STC).
Marib is witnessing unprecedented preparations for a major military parade to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the September 26 Revolution, which occurred in 1962 and overthrew the Imamate regime, declaring Yemen a republic country. Observers say that the Houthi group may target Marib, basing their calculation on the recent Houthi mobilization of forces and the movement of the Houthi missile units in areas surrounding Marib city.
Sheba Intelligence revealed an agreement between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia last week regarding the border fence and the buffer zone on the Yemeni-Saudi border, which is twenty kilometers deep. Moreover, it was revealed that the negotiations in Riyadh stopped after Iran pressured the Houthi group to demand Saudi Arabia to recognize the Houthi authority in areas under the Houthi control.
Meanwhile, sources told Sheba Intelligence that the United States of America has decided to subject all Yemeni coasts to surveillance during the post-war phase, adding that Washington is putting pressure on non-political Yemeni parties, especially the Houthis and the STC, to accelerate the formation of political parties to run in the elections. According to the sources, Washington still rejects the demands of the separatists in the south and the ambitions of the Houthis in the north to form independent states.
Yemeni sources confirmed to Sheba Intelligence that vibrant political discussion is taking place in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after an unannounced decision by the Chairman of the Leadership Council, Rashad Al-Alimi, to form a political party as an alternative to the former ruling party, the General People's Congress (GPC).
The sources indicated that President Alimi authorized his assistant and secretary, Major General Saleh Al-Maqaleh, to prepare for forming a political party, which will mainly accommodate prominent members of the Nasserist and the GPC and some state leaders in the formation stage.
According to the sources, the party aims to participate in government quotas in the post-war era, away from the pressures and influence of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's family and its control of the GPCs.