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Thread on #Saudi meddling in #Yemen's internal affairs. Listed and in chronological order. Keep this in mind, next time some nutjob on the news rants about supposed "Iranian meddling" in regards to Yemen.
- Saudi-Yemeni War of 1934, dispute over regional ownership ends with #Saudi Arabia annexing the Yemeni provinces of Najran, Jizan and Asir. Saudi Arabia held Hodeidah city occupied and threatened to cut off food supplies as blackmail.
- Saudi support for the Kingdom of Yemen during the 1962 Republican revolution. Imam Ahmad bin Yahya was dethroned because of corruption and for transforming the legitimate imamate into a monarchy. What followed was 5 years of brutal civil war.
- Saudi assassination of former President Ibrahim Al-Hamdi, 1978. Al-Hamdi sought to end tribal feuds, and under his leadership declared all Yemenis equal. the economy boomed under his rule. He was replaced by Ahmad al-Ghashmi, notorious for his "Hitler moustache".
- Saudi Arabia using Ali Abdullah Saleh as a pawn, 1978 - 2017. Saleh was Saudi Arabia's most important political asset in Yemen. During Saleh's reign as president, Yemen functuated mostly as a Saudi satellite state.
It was during his presidency that the Saudi regime began tapping Yemeni oil in Al-Jawf and Ma'rib provinces. Oil which could have benefited the Yemeni economy. Alas, Saleh was more fixated on the personal goods he would receive by the Saudi regime.
- Saudi airstrikes and bombardments on north-Yemeni cities and regions during the 6th war of Sa'adah, 2009. Prior to the 6th war in 2009, the Ansarullah revolutionaries have been fighting against imperialism and corruption since 2004. The Saudis got involved in 2009.
- Saudi meddling in the transitional period following Saleh's "ousting", 2012. Following mass protests nationwide, Saleh travelled to Riyadh to negotiate a "plan for political transition", which granted him political imunity from being prosecuted. Ever.
- Saudi-led intervention to crush Yemeni people's will to sovereignty, 2015. The Saudi regime saw the September 21st Revolution of 2014 as a major threat to their sphere of influence, and began bombing the country to the stone age.

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