Where the information indicates the control of the UAE to the Directorate of Azan in the province of Shabwa in eastern Yemen and put its hands on the gas fields and pipelines linking to the port of Balhaf allocated for the export of oil and gas with American assistance.
The move took on a new dimension after the United Arab Emirates settled a settlement by a pro-Salafist, Muhammad Baouzah, with al-Qaeda. The organization withdrew from the Azzan Directorate (for a sum of money) to replace the UAE forces.
The UAE is also interested in acquiring ports in many parts of the world, including areas bordering the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and can be interpreted in the context of strengthening its economic influence and foreign investment.
With the war in Yemen, the process of securing the region (East Africa) has become a new mission to the Gulf States since March 2015, but with the hidden objectives revealed over time the establishment of military bases belonging to the UAE.
With the demise of the Islamic state in the region, the ideology of Arab states including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Egypt was raised by the Americans and the British. This coincided with the failure of the Arab alliance in Yemen.
Has extended its influence in East Africa by setting up military bases in Somalia and Eritrea, which has angered Ethiopia as a direct threat to it.
The importance of the Horn of Africa to the Gulf States can be seen by simply looking at the map. The Red Sea coast is 30 kilometers from Yemen at the Bab al-Mandab Straits, an important place for oil tanker flights from the Gulf to Europe.
For years, East Africa has been an important place for smugglers to reach Yemen, as well as piracy. The process of securing the region has been of new importance to the Gulf states since March 2015, when the Saudi-led coalition launched a war against Yemen.
The West presented a solution to the emergence of these countries from the blockade, which spread Arab influence in East Africa by the establishment of military bases in Somalia and Eritrea and the UAE has undertaken this task, and in an American report included images of satellites showing the expansion of the UAE in the Horn of Africa, Which also gives it control of the Gulf of Aden and East Africa in the long run. Abu Dhabi has also established a military base north of Assab port in Eritrea. Satellite images show a former Eritrean air link center around Ba Full to a UAE military base.
According to the report, Abu Dhabi is building a naval facility to replace the port of Assab, which was reported by the UN Monitoring and Monitoring Commission for Eritrea to be leased by the UAE and Saudi Arabia for three contracts for half a billion dollars.
However, there are many questions about its attempts to expand militarily in the Horn of Africa. These questions seek to seek the interest of the UAE, although it works for the agenda of other countries, such as Israel, whose military presence will be so much .
The aspirations of the regional countries to implement the agenda of the colonial countries raised the concern of many followers of the Yemeni file, as Saudi Arabia considers Yemen as its backyard and it implements the American agenda in Yemen and trying to convince America to be the file of Yemen in its own hand, and the UAE sees control of Yemen and East Africa Gulf gate and the only way out Of this blockade.
The UAE seeks to keep the war for a long time to achieve its objectives and economic and political ambitions in Yemen, especially after its conflict with the mouse Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who sacked a number of eminent officials entrusted to the UAE special missions, although Saudi Arabia seeks to end the war because its territory targeted by the missile force Yemenis, and the UAE has ignored the missile power that it can target the military and economic centers of the UAE, perhaps if a ballistic missile was launched on the UAE ports, we see major differences in the UAE government over its intervention in Yemen.