Restoring the "Republic" instead of the "State"... An ambiguous Brotherhood statement pushing the battle away from the Houthis

English - Tuesday 24 January 2023 الساعة 04:06 pm
Aden, NewsYemen:

 The Islah Party, the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, called on the head of the Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad al-Alimi, to fulfill his promises that he announced in his first speech, foremost of which was "to proceed with the military battle to restore the republic," according to the organization's expression.

This came, according to a statement issued at the end of the meeting of the extraordinary session of the Shura Council of the Brotherhood's Islah Party in the city of Marib, northeastern Yemen.

It was remarkable in the statement that the Brotherhood used in their statement the phrase "the battle to restore the republic" instead of the "battle to restore the state", as the first deviates the course of the battle away from the Houthi militia - the Iranian arm in Yemen - that controls state institutions.

This ambiguous rhetoric was repeated twice more in the statement: the first, when he stressed the need to proceed with all the sincere people of the province from the various political, tribal and societal components "in support of the army and security in the battle against - who he called - subversive and terrorist elements", and this implicitly means that confronting  The Houthis have become outside the accounts of the Brotherhood.

As for the second, it was in calling on "all tribes and political forces to further strengthen the tribal and political cohesion in the face of militias and subversive terrorist elements that target the Ma'rib governorate, land and people," without referring to the Houthi militia.

In addition, the Islah party called, through the organization's branch in Marib, to "quickly arm the armed forces (the forces affiliated with the Brotherhood and affiliated with the Yemeni government) and develop their capabilities to enable them to achieve the aspiration of the Yemeni people to restore their state."

In the statement, he expressed "thanks to the brothers in the Arab coalition led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for their fraternal and supportive stances."

While the statement noted, "the measures through which the government is trying to approve a price dose targeting the popular incubator in Marib in the field of oil and gas derivatives."