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If there had been no Operation Decisive Storm

Turki Aldakhil

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In few days, it will be exactly one year since Saudi Arabia declared Operation Decisive Storm. Saudi King Salman has led the battles against the evil lurking in the region.

The Iranians and those affiliated with them thought they could besiege Saudi Arabia from the north and south, and they rest reassured as they counted on the Saudis' wisdom; however, they've misread their patience. The strong Saudi army and the Saudi-led alliance prevented countless evil plots.

Speeches against this Saudi-led alliance have not stopped ever since it launched its operation in Yemen. Hezbollah militia leader Hassan Nasrallah rarely delivered speeches; however, he's been making more speeches ever since. He even delivers boring and long speeches like three times a week in an attempt to conceal the ill practices he stained his hands with.

Ten years ago, Hezbollah was cheerful by the deceitful thought of the "resistance" when it triggered a confrontation with Israel and thousands of innocent Lebanese people fell victims as a result of its adventure

Turki Al-Dakhil

Ten years ago, Hezbollah was cheerful by the deceitful thought of the "resistance" when it triggered a confrontation with Israel and thousands of innocent Lebanese people fell victims as a result of its adventure. Decisiveness thus came to put an end to rogue states and threatening militias.

Legitimacy and decisiveness

Decisiveness strengthened legitimacy in Yemen and it's on the path of solidifying it. It restored hope to the Yemenis and organized Gulf work to confront Iranian aggression.

Imagine how Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani would have moved in Yemen and planned to target our country if King Salman had not decided to launch the Decisive Storm Operation?

So if we hadn't been safe from the Hezbollah members training illegitimate Yemeni armed forces on targeting our country, how would it have been without King Salman's decisiveness?

This article was first published by Okaz on Mar. 10, 2016.
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Turki Al-Dakhil is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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