UN Report: Iran-built weapons found in Yemen

Pieces of an Iranian Qiam Ballistic Missile are displayed after intending to prove Iran violated UNSCR 2231 by providing Houthis with arms. (AFP) December 12, 2018 Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has claimed in a report that Iran-built weapons have been found in Yemen. According to AFP, Guterres's office reports that [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Yemen|

U.S. official says future Yemen should hold no Iranian-backed threat

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom welcomes Yemeni delegates at the opening press conference on U.N.-sponsored peace talks for Yemen in Sweden. (Reuters) December 10, 2018 While fully supporting peace talks among the warring parties in Yemen, the U.S. does not want any Iranian influence to linger on in the country, a State Department [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Yemen|

Iran defense minister acknowledges supporting Houthi militias in Yemen

Iran's Defence Minister Amir Hatami attends a parliament session to discuss the president's proposed cabinet in Tehran on August 15, 2017. (AFP) December 3, 2018 Iran’s defense minister, Amir Hatami, said his country has been supporting the Houthis in Yemen, but claimed that the support was limited to the “moral side”, while other [...]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Yemen|

US ambassador to Yemen accuses Iran of stoking regional conflicts

Iran-backed Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) November 30, 2018 The US ambassador to Yemen on Thursday accused Iran of “throwing gasoline on the fire” of conflicts across the Middle East, vowing that America will defend its regional interests and not “shy away when the problems get difficult.” [...]

By |November 30th, 2018|Yemen|

US presents fresh evidence of Iranian military support for Houthis in Yemen

Brian Hook, special representative for Iran, leaves the podium after speaking about the creation of the Iran Action Group at the State Department, in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP) November 29, 2018 Tehran's support for the Houthi militia is a flagrant violation of security in the region, the US special envoy for Iran Brian [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis crackdown on civil society groups in Sanaa

Houthis rally in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) November 27, 2018 The Iran-backed Houthi militias have ceased all activity by non-Houthi affiliated civil society groups in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The move is aimed at monopolizing such humanitarian work and exploiting them for their sectarian purposes. Houthi leader Ahmed Hamed ordered the Houthi ministry of [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Yemen|

Iranian regime’s fourth pillar: Antagonism toward Saudi Arabia

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) By Majid Rafizadeh November 26, 2018 When Iran’s mullahs set up the Islamic Republic in 1979, the pillars of its foreign policy were opposition to the West (particularly the US), anti-Semitism, and asymmetrical warfare by funding, training and arming terrorist groups and militias to [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Yemen accuses Iran of threatening Red Sea fishermen

People walk past a ship docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen. (Reuters) November 15, 2018 Yemeni Minister of Fisheries Fahd Kafayen accused on Tuesday Iranian ships of harassing and threatening fishermen in the Yemeni waters in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. The international community must assume its [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Yemen|

US considers designating Iran-backed Yemen’s Houthi militias as terrorist group

Houthi followers hold mock missiles and their rifles as they shout slogans during a demonstration against the United Nations in Sanaa. (Reuters) November 10, 2018 In an effort to place pressure on Yemen’s Houthi militias, which are aligned with Iran, the US is considering designating them as a terrorist organization, sources close to the [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Yemen|

Brothers in arms – dissecting Iran-Houthi ties

Iran views the Houthis as ideal recipients of their logistical and material support. (The Brief) By Baraa Shiban November 2, 2018 In December 2017, Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, hosted a news conference to demonstrate how Iran was interfering in Yemen’s affairs by providing military support to Ansarullah, the [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Yemen|