UN investigating whether Iran supplied weapons seized by U.S. Navy near Yemen

The USS Jason Dunham. (apa) October 26, 2018 UN inspectors are examining more than 2,500 AK-47 rifles and other guns seized by the crew of a U.S. destroyer off the coast of Yemen to determine whether the weapons originated in Iran or Somalia. U.S. authorities said they invited the UN inspectors on board [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Yemen|

Guterres condemns Hezbollah’s continued involvement in Syria, Yemen

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. (Reuters) October 26, 2018 In a recent report on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1559, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed “deep concern” that Hezbollah militias still retain significant military capabilities beyond the control of the state and called on the Lebanese government to take all [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Lebanon, Syria, Yemen|

Deputy minister breaks with Houthis, says militias spread Iran’s ideology

Dr. Abdullah al-Hamdi said that he broke with the Houthi militias. (Supplied) October 23, 2018 The deputy minister of education in the coup-government of the Houthi pro-Iranian militias, Dr. Abdullah al-Hamdi, said that he broke with the militias, calling to rise up against these rejected militias from 90% of the Yemeni people who [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Yemen|

Yemen’s Vice President: Iran sponsors terrorism project in region

Yemeni Vice President General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar arrives at Khartoum airport on November 13, 2016. (AFP) October 20, 2018 Yemeni Vice President General Ali Mohsen Saleh said that Iran is supporting and sponsoring terrorism and sabotaging projects in the region through the Houthi militias, which caused suffering for the Yemenis and targeted neighboring [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Yemen|

Yemen president: Iran wants a Persian empire stretching to the Red Sea

Yemen's President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Reuters) October 15, 2018 In a speech marking the 55th anniversary of the October 14 revolution, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stressed that he would never allow fighting between the southerners. Hadi said what was going on [...]

By |October 15th, 2018|Yemen|

Yemeni minister says Iran exports sectarianism

A Yemeni delegation carrying posters of Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and Houthi leader Abdulmalik Al-Houthi in a southern Beirut suburb on October 12, 2016. (AFP) October 15, 2018 Yemeni Minister of Endowments and Guidance Ahmad Attia slammed Iran for training and brainwashing loyalists with radical ideology on its territory. Houthi militia leaderships [...]

By |October 15th, 2018|Yemen|

US diplomat: Iran’s actions are hostile, will not last long

Yemen’s Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr meets with US Ambassador Matthew Tueller. (Saba Net) October 11, 2018 US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Toler has stressed Washington’s support for the legitimate Yemeni government and keenness on the country’s security, stability and unity. He said during a meeting with Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|North America, USA, Yemen|

Denying Iran’s role in Yemen muddles peace process

Yemeni protesters carrying posters of Houthi rebel leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi and Iran IRGC leader Qasem Sulaimani. (Rudaw) October 10, 2018 The Iran Action Group, which was created by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in August, released its findings in a 45-page report last month. Amid the many issues that the paper [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis arrest protesters in Sanaa

Houthi supporters in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters) October 8, 2018 Yemen’s Houthi militias arrested a number of people demonstrating in Sanaa on Saturday over plunging living standards, as soaring prices put basic commodities out of reach for many people. One protester, Sami al-Masouri, died of multiple stab wounds inflicted by the Houthis while he [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Yemen|

Arab Parliament condemns Iranian intervention in Yemen

Weapons and equipment, believed to be from Iran, are displayed aboard the deck of USS Forrest Sherman after they were seized from a smuggling boat on Sept. 27, 2015 off the coast of Yemen. (AP) October 4, 2018 The Arab Parliament condemned the Iranian interference in Yemen, through its support for the Houthis [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|Yemen|