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UAE Discreetly Takes Control of Socotra Island With Plans for Joint Israel Intelligence Post

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posted on Sep, 2 2020 @ 11:44 PM
Apparently over the summer the UAE gained some administrative oversight over this island. Recent reports indicate a joint delegation from Israel amd the UAE visited the island for opportunities. One can only guess to what ends. I have seen socotra on nature documentaries, lovely place. Hope they dont # it up.

A Yemeni tribal leader on Tuesday accused the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia of letting Israel onto the Yemeni island of Socotra.

The accusation came in a statement by Issa Salem bin Yaqut, the chief of tribes in Socotra, who warned against undermining Yemeni sovereignty on Socotra ...

On Friday, South Front, an American website specializing in military and strategic research, reported on the arrival of an Emirati-Israeli delegation to the island, located in the Indian Ocean.

The website said the UAE and Israel intend to establish military and intelligence facilities on Socotra.

In June, forces affiliated with the secessionist Southern Transitional Council (STC) took control over the Socotra province in a move described by the Yemeni government at the time as a "coup against legitimacy."

The southfront link has much more analysis. Seems more and more that the kingdom of Saud is being sidelined in favor of the Emirates. At least where countering Iran is concerned.

posted on Sep, 3 2020 @ 12:09 AM

Seems more and more that the kingdom of Saud is being sidelined in favor of the Emirates

The Saudis gave their approval .


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