Yemen welcomes US reimposition of sanctions against Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meets with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen Mohammed Abdul Salam, Aug 13, 2019. (IRNA) September 21, 2020 The legitimate Yemeni government welcomed on Monday the United States’ announcement that it has reimposed all United Nations sanctions against Iran, including an armed embargo against Tehran. [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Yemeni Coast Guards thwart Iran arms smuggling attempt

Iranian missiles seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to Houthi militias in Yemen, Dec 5, 2019. (Supplied) September 16, 2020 The Yemeni National Resistance Forces have thwarted another attempt to smuggle quantities of weapons and equipment by a cell of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, with the aim [...]

By |September 16th, 2020|Yemen|

Iran fuels humanitarian crisis in Yemen, says foreign minister

Yemeni FM Mohammed al-Hadrami addresses the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP) September 11, 2020 The internationally recognized government of Yemen has once again accused Iran of undermining security in Yemen and other countries by supplying arms and funds to its allied militias. Speaking at a virtual Arab League [...]

By |September 11th, 2020|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis to suspend UN, humanitarian flights to Sanaa

Houthi militants man a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on December 2, 2017. (AFP) September 8, 2020 Yemen's Houthis will suspend all United Nations and humanitarian flights to Sanaa International airport over fuel shortage as of Wednesday, the group said in a statement on Monday. The Iran-aligned Houthi movement took over the [...]

By |September 8th, 2020|Yemen|

UK protects Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Houthi attacks, says defense secretary

A Houthi supporter holds up his rifle during a rally in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (Reuters) September 04, 2020 UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Thursday that his country contributes to protecting Saudi Arabia against Houthi attacks. In an interview with Al Arabiya, Wallace blamed Iran for supporting terror through the Houthi militia [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Europe, Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

UN should hold Iran responsible for fate of Safer tanker

People walk past a ship docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen. (Reuters) September 1, 2020 FSO Safer is a floating oil storage and offloading vessel that is moored in the Red Sea north of the Yemeni city of Hodeidah. It is holding more than 1.1 million barrels of crude oil. [...]

By |September 1st, 2020|Yemen|

Arab coalition foiled Iran-backed Houthi attacks by air, sea

A Saudi border guard patrols near Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen, along the beach on the Red Sea, near Jizan. (Reuters) August 31, 2020 The Arab Coalition supporting the Yemeni legitimate government intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden boat belonging to Iran-backed Houthi militia which was targeting maritime routes south of the Red Sea, [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

UN urges Iran-backed Houthis to grant access to abandoned ‘Safer’ oil tanker in Yemen

A ship is docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 23, 2017. (REUTERS) August 15, 2020 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the Iran-backed Houthi militia to allow an assessment team to travel to a decaying oil tanker that is threatening to spill 1.1 million barrels of crude oil off Yemen’s [...]

By |August 15th, 2020|Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis push Baha’is out of Yemen

Members of the Baha'i faith demonstrate outside a state security court during a hearing in the case of a fellow Baha'i man in Sanaa, April 3, 2016. (Reuters) August 12, 2020 The Baha’i community risks totally disappearing from Yemen, as it is specifically targeted with persecution by the Iran-backed Houthi militias. Things are [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Yemen|

Iran-allied Houthis accused of exploiting Beirut blast to raise donations for Hezbollah

Shia rebels, known as Houthis, hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) August 8, 2020 Yemeni activists accused Houthi militias in Sanaa of preparing to raise funds for the Lebanon-based Hezbollah against the background of the Beirut port explosion which struck [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Lebanon, Yemen|