US seizes Iranian news sites under unclear circumstances

The U.S. seized roughly three dozen websites, the majority of which are linked to Iranian disinformation efforts. (Screengrab) June 22, 2021 American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites under unclear circumstances on Tuesday, the U.S. and Iran said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian [...]

By |June 22nd, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Houthis fire 55 Iranian-made ballistic missiles at Marib since start of 2021

Mobile short-range ballistic missile used by the Houthis militants in Yemen. (INU) June 12, 2021 Yemen’s Information Minister Moammar Al-Eryani criticized on Saturday the Houthi militia targeting of residential neighborhoods, displacement camps and civilians in Marib with more than 55 Iranian-made ballistic missiles since the start of the year. He said that statistics [...]

By |June 12th, 2021|Yemen|

US hits alleged financing ring linking Yemen’s rebels, Iran

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (AFP) June 10, 2021 The U.S. leveled sanctions Thursday against a Yemeni network that the U.S. government claims was cooperating with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to illicitly transfer tens of millions of dollars to Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthi rebels. The Biden administration also announced it was lifting sanctions on [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

International positions towards Iran-backed Houthis shifting

Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen. (AFP) May 7, 2021 The FSO Safer is a rusting oil tanker abandoned seven kilometers off the Yemeni coast and containing enough oil to cause a major global environmental disaster. If the dilapidated vessel explodes or sinks, the catastrophe would be four times greater than that of the [...]

By |June 7th, 2021|Yemen|

Yemen FM says Iran’s support for Houthis is prolonging war

Yemeni present documents to receive food rations provided by a local charity in Sanaa. (AP) May 29, 2021 Yemen’s foreign ministry said Iran’s support for the Houthis has pushed the war into its seventh year, state news agency SABA reported. “Iran is not only destroying Yemen and exacerbating its humanitarian crisis, but is [...]

By |May 29th, 2021|Yemen|

Why the Iranian regime is major threat to the region and international community

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini (L), and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on Feb 6, 2019. (AFP) By Track Persia May 27, 2021 Since the success of Grand Ayatollah Ruhullah Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution in Iran and the overthrow of the [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen|

Blinken: Houthis benefit from ‘generous’ Iranian support

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.  (REUTERS) May 22, 2021 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has accused the Houthi militias of benefiting from “generous military support” from the Iranian government to launch attacks against civilian population centers and commercial infrastructure in Yemen, aggravating the conditions, which are already known as “the world’s [...]

By |May 22nd, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

US imposes sanctions on Iran-backed Houthi military leaders

Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle. (AFP) May 21, 2021 The United States is imposing sanctions on two Houthi military officials leading the Iran-backed militia's offensive to seize Yemen's gas-rich Marib region, US Special Envoy on Yemen said on Thursday. Tim Lenderking, who has been pushing for a ceasefire between [...]

By |May 21st, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Over a decade of Iran trafficking arms to Houthis in Yemen amid political instability

Weapons that the US Navy described as coming from a hidden arms shipment aboard a stateless dhow are seen aboard the USS Monterey, May 8, 2021. (AP) May 17, 2021 Over a decade has passed since the first Iranian arms shipment en route to Houthi militias in Yemen was officially seized. A few [...]

By |May 17th, 2021|Yemen|

US Navy seizes weapons sent by Iran to Houthis

Weapons that the US Navy described as coming from a hidden arms shipment aboard a stateless dhow are seen aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey, May 8, 2021. (AP) May 10, 2021 The US Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machine guns and sniper rifles hidden [...]

By |May 10th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|