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Yemen /Saudi /Bahrain update 10/5/2016.. IRGC Warns Saudi Arabia to Stay Away from Iran’s Waters in Military Drills

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 19:02
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UN humanitarian official ends visit to Yemen

UN Humanitarian Chief: Yemen situation dire

Yemen’s starving children ‘heart-breaking’: UN urges end to conflict amid Saudi strikes

https://www.rt.com/news/361660-yemen-children-starving-un

UN humanitarian aid chief Stephen O’Brien, who travelled to Yemen and was shocked by what he saw, has called on all parties in the conflict to give access to aid, as Yemenis are becoming poorer – and hungrier – by the day. “The best humanitarian relief that can be provided is an end to the conflict. I urged the authorities, as I urge other parties to the conflict, to return to political negotiations without delay to reach a negotiated solution,” Stephen O’Brien, who is also the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. Four out of five Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance, the UN says. The UN World Food Programme says nearly half of Yemen’s 22 provinces are on the verge of famine. However, the situation with children in Yemen is especially dire, it seems………………..

Yemen High Political Council forms new govt.

S. Arabia Cuts Budget for Pro-Hadi Officials, Militants

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950714001404

Saudi Arabia stopped providing Mansour Hadi, the fugitive Yemeni president, his cabinet and militia supporting him with financial aid and advantages. According to al-Akhbar newspaper, the development came only a few weeks after Saudi Arabia and the UAE said they would back the decision of the Yemen Central Bank to relocate its offices from Sana’a to Aden provided that Ahmad Abid Bin Dagar’s cabinet which was supported by the Saudis returns to Aden to rule Yemen. Riyadh also cut off all its financial aids and payments to the Yemeni figures and politicians who have long supported the Saudi-led coalition, and now even avoids issuing entry visas for hundreds of Yemeni workers who have supported the Saudi-backed fugitive president and go to Saudi Arabia in pursuit of a job. Earlier today, the Rai al-Youm newspaper also reported that Saudi King Salman bin Abdolaziz has cut the financial aid and advantages of many princes over Riyadh’s severe budget deficit. The London-based daily quoted informed sources as saying on Wednesday that King Salman has cancelled all financial advantages of the Saudi princes and is merely paying them their monthly salaries. According to the source, King Salman may also review the salary of those wealthy princes who have accumulated millions of dollars.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia had started decreasing the salaries of ministers and high-ranking officials and stopping investment projects given the low oil prices, high expenses of Riyadh’s war against Yemen and its support for the extremist and terrorist groups in Syria. A well-known source in the royal family disclosed in December that the Riyadh government’s invasion of Yemen has cost the kingdom tens of billions of dollars and the lives of over 2,000 Saudi soldiers killed in combat with Yemeni army and popular forces over the past 9 months. “Saudi Arabia has spent over 200 billion Saudi rials (over $60 billion) for its aggression against Yemen in the past nine months,” Mujtahid wrote in his latest tweets. Mujtahid is a Saudi political activist who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family. “The daily cost of the war for Saudi Arabia is 750 million Saudi rials (over $200 million) which is spent on purchasing bullets and for logistics,” Mujtahid said.

Iran slams US for sending arms to Saudi Arabia

IRGC Warns S. Arabia to Stay Away from Iran’s Waters in Military Drills

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950714000971

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy in a statement on Wednesday warned Saudi Arabia against any move under the pretext of military drills which would endanger security and stir tension in the Persian Gulf. “We declare to all the vessels present in Saudi Arabia’s stated wargames, including the Saudi navy’s vessels and others, that the IRGC Navy believes that principally, these drills are a clear instance of stirring tensions and weakening sustainable security in the Persian Gulf,” the statement said. The statement came a week after the Saudi navy said it plans to stage drills in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz in the near future. The IRGC statement cautioned that the military vessels participating in the wargames “will not at all be allowed to sail through Iran’s territorial waters”, and warned the Saudis to avoid sailing through the international waters that are near Iran’s territorial waters. “We declare that any such voyage would not be an instance of harmless passage.” “The IRGC Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army are fully prepared to maintain sustainable security in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz and will properly and rapidly confront any move, attempt and measure to disturb tranquility and security in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman,” the statement added.

Saudi King Deprives Princes of Financial Advantages

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950714000886

Rai al-Youm newspaper reported that Saudi King Salman bin Abdolaziz has cut the financial aid and advantages of many princes over Riyadh’s severe budget deficit. The London-based daily quoted informed sources as saying on Wednesday that King Salman has cancelled all financial advantages of the Saudi princes and is merely paying them their monthly salaries. According to the source, King Salman may also review the salary of those wealthy princes who have accumulated millions of dollars. Earlier, Saudi Arabia had started decreasing the salaries of ministers and high-ranking officials and stopping investment projects given the low oil prices, high expenses of Riyadh’s war against Yemen and its support for the extremist and terrorist groups in Syria. A well-known source in the royal family disclosed in December that the Riyadh government’s invasion of Yemen has cost the kingdom tens of billions of dollars and the lives of over 2,000 Saudi soldiers killed in combat with Yemeni army and popular forces over the past 9 months. “Saudi Arabia has spent over 200 billion Saudi rials (over $60 billion) for its aggression against Yemen in the past nine months,” Mujtahid wrote in his latest tweets. Mujtahid is a Saudi political activist who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family. “The daily cost of the war for Saudi Arabia is 750 million Saudi rials (over $200 million) which is spent on purchasing bullets and for logistics,” Mujtahid said.

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