To understand the active role of the Arab coalition in Yemen, we have to look back into history. Contrary to some claims, the coalition never targeted a Yemeni child.

The Emiratis and Yemenis go back a long way. Yemen is not just a strategically important dimension for the UAE, it is a nation with which we share a culture, a language and a history. That our Soldiers put their lives on the line defending their brothers in Yemen is enough evidence of this special bond.

Never would the Arab coalition think of targeting the children and the people in Yemen. Would we help, support, and treat our brothers with one hand and attack them with the other?

In the meeting of Foreign Ministers and chiefs of staff of the coalition held in Riyadh, the position of the coalition was reiterated and the officials stressed that their political and military intervention answered the call of the legitimate Yemeni Government, headed by President Abdrabbuh Mansur, in the wake of the coup orchestrated by the Houthi putschists. The intervention was in line with Security Council Resolution 2216, the officials re-stated.

Nonetheless, as the Houthi media, backed by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network, continue to spread misinformation, the Arab coalition had to remind the world that the militia is the one who is doing the killing. The Houthis are also responsible for widespread starvation, fear and disease in Yemen and a menace to national security regionally—particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE and Bahrain—and navigation in Bab el Mandeb, an important strait for world trade.

The message of the Arab coalition countries was clear: no ambitions in Yemen, only collective security and counter-insurgency.

The Riyadh meeting confirmed that the alliance is in a moral battle on behalf of the international community and in the defense of the people of Yemen against the aggression of the militias and their allies in the Anti-Arab Iranian regime. The Arab coalition is carrying a counter-attack against terrorist groups that spread in Yemen since the coup.

The coalition troops are fighting the battle for legitimacy, justice and the values enshrined in the United Nations Charter and international humanitarian law.

Strangely enough, the UN report treated everyone the same way. The document was produced merely to manage the crisis, not to look for serious solutions. Charges were made instead of fixing responsibilities. On top of it, the report was based on false information and biased sources.

The UN report did not condemn Iran, the main inciting agent in the crisis, for its support to the guerrilla militia and for providing them with arms, ammunition, ballistic missiles and mines in flagrant violation of S/RES/2216.

The rogue militias also targeted Saudi territories and threatened to attack the UAE. In what amounts to a crime against humanity, the Houthis are using children in armed conflict, in addition to besieging cities and looting humanitarian aid, causing the spread of epidemics and famine among the civilians.

One Houthi “minister” went as far as calling to close schools and put children in the battlefields in order to assure a “victory”.

Let’s remember that Yemen shares a long history as well as social and cultural ties with the GCC countries. The people of Arabia know that what links them together is far bigger than the lies of the Houthi/Iran fake media.