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|

Militias force Yemeni students to say pro-Houthi, Iran chants at school

Yemeni children accompanied by their fathers hold weapons during a gathering in Sanaa to show support for the Huthi Shiite movement against the Saudi-led intervention in the capital Sanaa on September 27, 2018. (AFP) October 30, 2018 Yemen’s information minister Muammar al-Eryani shared a video of a Houthi militiaman holding a mic and [...]

By |October 30th, 2018|Yemen|

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|