Iran’s new ambassador to Yemen is a high-ranking Quds Force commander

Iran's representative, Hassan Eyrlo, (left) with the Houthis' self-proclaimed FM Hesham Sharaf Abdallah in Sanaa, undated. (Supplied) By Hassan Jafari November 9, 2020 Until three weeks ago, Hassan Irloo was a mysterious figure – associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’s Quds Expeditionary Force – who despite frequently being mentioned in the news was never shown [...]

By |November 9th, 2020|Yemen|

Coalition destroys Iran-backed Houthi drone aimed at Saudi southern region

Colonel Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, displays wreckage from Iranian-Houthi suicide drones in Khobar city, last April. (AP) November 5, 2020 The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday that it has intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias towards Saudi Arabia’s southern region. [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s violations, interferences raises tensions in the region

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. (SPA) November 03, 2020 Iran’s violations of international treaties and its interference in the affairs of other countries has caused tensions to rise in the region, the Saudi Press Agency cites the Kingdom’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan as saying. The Iranian [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

Iran ambassador to Sanaa is Khamenei’s direct representative: Former Houthi official

Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei. (Getty) November 2, 2020 Tehran’s new ambassador to Sanaa’s government in Yemen works directly under Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and has a long history of bribing members of the Houthi group giving him leverage to act as a supreme leader in Yemen, a former Houthi politburo [...]

By |November 2nd, 2020|Yemen|

US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia: Iran interference makes it difficult to find a path for peace in Yemen

Houthi followers hold mock missiles and their rifles as they shout slogans during a demonstration against the UN in Sanaa. (Reuters) October 29, 2020 US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid on Wednesday stressed the importance of promoting security in the Middle East and deterring the malign Iranian threat in the region, confirming that [...]

By |October 29th, 2020|Yemen|

Yemen’s Houthis want to strengthen Iran ties, minister tells Tehran’s new ambassador

Iran's representative, Hassan Eyrlo, (left) with the Houthis' self proclaimed foreign minister Hesham Sharaf Abdallah in Sanaa, undated. (Supplied) October 27, 2020 Yemen’s Houthis want to strengthen bilateral ties with Iran in various fields, the foreign minister for the Houthi administration that runs north Yemen told Iran’s new ambassador to the country on [...]

By |October 27th, 2020|Yemen|

Houthis, Iran condemned over new drone attacks on KSA

A photo distributed by the Houthi media shows the launch by the Houthi militia of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia, March 25, 2018. (Reuters) October 26, 2020 Houthi militias and their Iranian backers were condemned on Sunday after the Saudi-led coalition intercepted four explosive-laden drones in two attacks launched from Yemen [...]

By |October 26th, 2020|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

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|