Reading Ahmadinejad’s initiative on ending Yemeni conflict

Iranian former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP) By Track Persia July 28, 2020 Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a message to the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, presenting ideas for an initiative to end the war in Yemen, Saudi media reported. He suggested in his letter that the Saudi Crown Prince take [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Houthis threaten response to US interception of Iranian passenger plane

Houthi insurgents react while riding on the back of a truck as they attend a tribal gathering in Yemen's capital Sana'a, August 11, 2016. (REUTERS) July 28, 2020 The Iran-backed Houthi militia said Monday it will not allow the recent interception of an Iranian passenger plane by US fighter jets go unanswered. The [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran’s Ahmadinejad sends letter to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Reuters) July 27, 2020 Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reportedly reached out to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a letter offering to work together on Yemen, despite the history of tensions between the two countries. Ahmadinejad, who served as Iran’s president from 2005 to [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi air defenses foil Iran-linked Houthi missile, drone strikes

The Houthis have for the past five years targetted various civilian areas and industrial sites in Saudi Arabia. (Reuters) July 13, 2020 Saudi Arabia's Air Defense Forces intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles and six drones fired by the "terrorist Houthi militia" toward Saudi Arabia on Sunday night, the alliance said early Monday. Colonel [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Arab Coalition says it destroyed Iran-backed Houthi explosive boats

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for Arab Coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, April 17, 2019. (AP) July 9, 2020 The Coalition to Fight Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday that it destroyed two Houthi explosive-laden boats in the Red Sea. The two remotely controlled boats were threatening navigation, [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Pompeo says U.S. seized Iranian weapons on way to Houthi rebels in Yemen

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shares lunch with members of the military as he visits the Prince Sultan airbase in  Saudi Arabia, Feb 20, 2020. (Reuters) July 8, 2020 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that U.S. and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to [...]

By |July 8th, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iranian fishing fleet accused of illegally plundering Yemeni waters

Yemen has long accused the Iranians of overfishing its waters and harrying Yemeni fishermen. (Supplied) July 7, 2020 The Yemeni government has accused Iranian fishermen of making illegal catches off Yemen’s Socotra archipelago and harassing local crews. Dozens of Iranian boats were allegedly spotted crossing into Yemeni waters 9 miles west of Socotra [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Yemen|

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis threaten to blow up abandoned oil tanker

A ship is docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, March 23, 2017. (REUTERS) July 06, 2020 Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia has threatened to blow up a decaying floating storage tanker full of oil, causing major environmental damage to the Red Sea, if the eastern port city of Hodeidah falls to the UN-recognized [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|Yemen|

Arab Coalition launches military operation against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

Saudi security forces keep watch along the border with Yemen in the Al-Khubah area in the southern Jazan province. (AFP) July 2, 2020 The Arab-led coalition has launched a military operation against Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi movement after it recently stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, state television reported on [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia to reveal new Iranian missile cargo

Iranian missiles seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to Houthi militias in Yemen, Dec 5, 2019. (Supplied) June 29, 2020 A new Iranian missile shipment intercepted by the Arab Coalition offshore from Yemen will be revealed today in a press conference by Saudi Arabian officials, with Al [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|