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To confirm strategic relations: the Yemeni conflict within Washington's talks with Saudi Arabia

The conflict in #Yemen may be an arena of competition between #China and the #United_States to confirm strategic relations with #Saudi_arabia .
الصراع في اليمن ضمن ملفات اللقاء الأخير بين وزير الخارجية الامريكية وولي العهد السعودي
US Secretary of State and Saudi Crown Prince - Reuters

According to the British news agency Reuters, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visited Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the early hours of Wednesday morning and covered a wide range of bilateral issues in a "open and frank" talk. The conflict in Yemen was one of the topics discussed.

Washington hopes to hold more conversations with Saudi Arabia regarding the future reconciliation of relations between the kingdom and Israel, as well as address the growing influence of China and Russia in the area.

The Chinese mediation in mending Saudi-Iranian ties recently influenced the US to reaffirm its regional commitments and alliances, as well as to strengthen its involvement in contentious regional matters such as the Yemen crisis.

US allies in the area, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, believe the US reaction to Houthi strikes on Emirati and Saudi facilities has fallen short of expectations. This prompted the two countries to strike a balance in their relations with the other two world giants, Russia and China. Washington is concerned that the new trend may result in or lead to full Chinese-Russian hegemony in the oil-rich region.

The competition between the United States and China in the region is expected to have a favorable impact on the Yemeni conflict and efforts to resolve the crisis. Each side is attempting to confirm its presence and commitment to regional stability, which can only be accomplished through a comprehensive ceasefire and meaningful peace discussions.


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