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US rules on Houthi actions — and Iran is to blame

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) By Faramarz Davar August 17, 2019 For the first time, a United States court has ruled that the Islamic Republic can be held accountable for the activities of the Houthis, the insurgent religious-political [...]

By |August 17th, 2019|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis believe Khamenei is continuing the Prophet’s leadership

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures during a meeting with religious poets in Tehran, Iran, March 8, 2018. (REUTERS) August 16, 2019 The Houthis consider Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s leadership to be the continuation of that of the Prophet Muhammad and his son-in-law Ali, said the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi [...]

By |August 16th, 2019|Yemen|

UAE says Khamenei meeting proves Houthis are Iran’s proxy

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) August 15, 2019 A meeting between a Houthi official and Iran's Supreme Leader proves “in black and white” that the Yemeni militants are an Iranian proxy, a senior Emirati said Wednesday. State [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|UAE, Yemen|

Iran’s Khamenei meets with Houthi spokesman Abdul Salam

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) August 14, 2019 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei met with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, Mohammed Abdul Salam, in Tehran on Tuesday, Khamenei’s official website reported. Earlier on Sunday, Fars [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Yemen|

Simultaneous attacks in Aden reveal coordination between Iran-backed Houthis and jihadist groups

Soldiers carry the injured following a missile attack on a military parade during a graduation ceremony for newly recruited troopers in Aden, Yemen August 1, 2019. (REUTERS) August 6, 2019 Observers said there was strong coordination between the Iran-backed Houthis and the jihadist groups of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in carrying out [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi militia drones target Saudi airports

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, last April. (AP) August 5, 2019 Saudi air defenses intercepted Iran-backed Houthi militia’s drones targeting civilian airports on Monday, the Arab Coalition said, as the Houthis ramp up cross-border attacks. The coalition, in a [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi envoy to Yemen blames Iran for attacks in Aden

Soldiers carry the injured following a missile attack on a military parade during a graduation ceremony for newly recruited troopers in Aden, Yemen August 1, 2019. (REUTERS) August 1, 2019 Saudi Arabia’s envoy to Yemen accused Iran of being behind an attack on a military parade in Aden on Thursday that the Houthi [...]

By |August 1st, 2019|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen raise nearly $300,000 for Hezbollah

The director-general of Houthi-affiliated radio station Sam FM, Hamoud Mohammad Sharaf, (L) is seen leading a chant, praising a fundraising campaign for the Iran-backed Lebanese militia group, Hezbollah. (Screen grab) July 23, 2019 Houthi rebels in Yemen have announced that they have raised nearly $300,000 in the latest stage of their campaign for [...]

By |July 23rd, 2019|Lebanon, Yemen|

Iranian vessel disrupts activity of 30,000 Yemeni fishermen in Red Sea

The Iranian military vessel “Savez” which disguises as a commercial ship supplies the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen with landmines and naval mines. (Supplied) July 18, 2019 Yemeni fishermen accused an Iranian vessel in the Red Sea of disrupting the activity of about 30,000 fishermen. They held on Tuesday their second protest, rejecting the [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|Yemen|

Trump says ‘a lot of progress’ made with Iran, wants it ‘out of Yemen’

US President Donald Trump. (Reuters) July 17, 2019 US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday “a lot of progress” had been made toward ending a volatile stand-off with Iran, adding that he wants it “out of Yemen.” The surprising disclosures came hours after Iran’s supreme leader upped the ante in the brewing confrontation [...]

By |July 17th, 2019|North America, USA, Yemen|