Washington: Iran smuggled Eyrlou to Sanaa to expand malign influence

U.S. State Departmental Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus during a briefing. (US State Department) October 22, 2020 The United States Department of State accused on Wednesday Iran of intending “to use Houthis to expand its malign influence” in the region, especially after Tehran's appointment of Hassan Eyrlou, a Revolutionary Guard leader, as ambassador to coup-held [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran posts ambassador in Houthi-held Yemeni capital

Houthi followers in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters) October 17, 2020 Tehran's new ambassador to Yemen has arrived in the Houthi-held capital of the war-torn country, the Iranian foreign ministry said Saturday, five years after the last ambassador departed. "Hassan Eyrlou... ambassador for the Islamic Republic of Iran in Yemen, has arrived in Sanaa," foreign [...]

By |October 17th, 2020|Yemen|

2 US citizens released by Iran-backed militants in Yemen

Houthi fighters hold their weapons as they attend a gathering in Sana’a. (Reuters) October 15, 2020 An American humanitarian worker and a U.S. businessman held captive by Iranian-backed militants in Yemen were released on Wednesday in the Middle Eastern country’s capital, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said. He said another American detained [...]

By |October 15th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet condemns Iran-backed Houthi drone attacks targeting Kingdom

An Iran-made drone is launched during a military drill in Jask port, southern Iran, Dec 25, 2014. (AP) October 14, 2020 Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom's strong condemnation of the Iran-backed Houthi militia's continued launching of explosive-laden drones to target civilians in Saudi Arabia in a systematic and [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran’s open attack on Yemeni sovereignty

A boy walks on a street after clashes between fighters of the Popular Resistance Committees and Iran-backed Houthis in Taiz, Yemen, July 19, 2015. (REUTERS) By Hussain Al-Ahmadi October 07, 2020 Iranian fishing boats have entered Yemen’s territorial waters illegally over the last few weeks, prompting Yemeni officials to renew calls for Iran to halt [...]

By |October 7th, 2020|Yemen|

How Iran smuggles weapons to the Houthis

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 01, 2020 A captured gang of arms smugglers has revealed how Iran supplies weapons to Houthi militias [...]

By |October 1st, 2020|Yemen|

Yemen urges unity in Arab stance against Iranian interference

A boy stands behind armed Houthi followers attending a rally to celebrate the killing of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Dec 5, 2017. (REUTERS) September 30, 2020 The Yemeni government urged Arab nations to unify their stance against Iran’s agenda for destabilizing Arab countries through hostile and terrorist actions. This [...]

By |September 30th, 2020|Yemen|

U.S. launches new terrorism review of Iran-backed rebels in Yemen

Houthi rebel fighters are seen in Sana'a on December 4, 2017. (AFP) September 30, 2020 The Trump administration is considering new steps to intensify pressure on Yemen’s Houthi rebels, including a potential foreign terrorist organization designation, according to several officials, in a bid to further isolate the group’s patron, Iran. The officials cautioned [...]

By |September 30th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Germany stops Iran buying mini-engines after they were found in Houthi drones

Debris of Iranian-made Ababil drones displayed in Abu Dhabi, which were used by Houthi rebels in Yemen in battles against the Arab coalition forces. June 19, 2018. (AFP) By Damien McElroy September 26, 2020 German officials imposed a ban on the sale of model aircraft engines to Iran after a shipment ended up in [...]

By |September 26th, 2020|Europe, Yemen|

US calls on Iran-linked Houthis to halt attacks on Saudi Arabia

US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus stands at the lectern during a press conference at the US Department of State, June 10, 2019. (AFP) September 23, 2020 The US on Tuesday called on Houthi militants in Yemen to stop launching attacks on Saudi Arabia. The State Department said it was “deeply concerned” by [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|