US slams Iran-backed Yemen rebels for snubbing UN envoy

UN envoy Martin Griffiths attends a news conference at the UN in Geneva, Sept 5, 2018. (Reuters) May 7, 2021 The Biden administration lashed out at Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Friday for refusing to meet with a senior U.N. official to discuss ending the country’s devastating conflict and speeding humanitarian relief to [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran’s Quds Force commander acting as de facto ruler of Houthi-held areas: Yemeni minister

Iran's representative, Hassan Eyrlo, (left) with the Houthis' self-proclaimed FM Hesham Sharaf Abdallah in Sanaa, undated. (Supplied) May 6, 2021 Iran’s Quds Force commander Hassan Erlo is acting as de facto ruler of areas controlled by the Houthi militia, a senior Yemeni official was cited by state news agency SABA. Erlo’s movements are [...]

By |May 6th, 2021|Yemen|

Yemeni government calls on Iran to prove its efforts to bring peace

Houthi militants at a checkpoint in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on December 2, 2017. (AFP) April 29, 2021 The Yemeni government called on Tehran to prove its credibility in supporting peace efforts for the country by withdrawing its military governor in Sana’a, Hassan Erlo, state news agency Saba reported. The government also called [...]

By |April 29th, 2021|Yemen|

Iran’s Zarif holds talks with Houthi leader in Oman

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif arrives in Muscat, Oman, October 2, 2017. (AP) April 29, 2021 Iran's foreign minister met Houthi militia representatives in Oman on Wednesday, to express Tehran’s support for a cease-fire and a return to talks to end the country’s long conflict. At the talks with Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam, [...]

By |April 29th, 2021|Oman, Yemen|

Iran rejects remarks by former official about military support to Yemen’s Houthis

Rostam Ghasemi, former oil minister and Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander. (ISNA) April 24, 2021 Iran’s foreign ministry rejected on Friday remarks made earlier this week by a former Iranian official about Tehran’s support to the Houthi militia in Yemen. The remarks by Rostam Ghasemi, former oil minister and Islamic Revolutionary Guards [...]

By |April 24th, 2021|Yemen|

U.S. says Iran support to Yemen’s Houthis ‘significant, lethal’

A Yemeni Shia Houthi holds a poster of the Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis during a protest in Sanaa, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP) April 21, 2021 Iran’s support for Yemen’s Houthi movement is “quite significant and it’s lethal” and there is no real evidence that Tehran wants [...]

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

US blasts Iran-backed Houthis for failing to commit to Yemen ceasefire

Iran-backed militias Houthis rally in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) April 15, 2021 The Iran-backed Houthis are not committed to reaching a solution to the war in Yemen, and their offensive on Marib must stop, the US ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. “Houthi actions to date do not lead us to believe they are committed to a peaceful [...]

By |April 15th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran-backed Houthis using textbooks to spread rhetoric among Yemeni children

The monthly children’s 'educational' magazine produced by the Houthis in Yemen called ‘Jihad’. (Supplied) April 9, 2021 Iran-backed Houthis have targeted the mainstream education system in Yemen by spreading its rhetoric of hate in textbooks circulated in the curriculum designed to influence the country’s children, a study published by the Institute for Monitoring Peace [...]

By |April 9th, 2021|Yemen|

Yemen peace efforts falter as Houthis demand direct flights to Iran

UN envoy Martin Griffiths attends a news conference in Geneva, Sept 5, 2018. (Reuters) April 5, 2021 UN-brokered peace efforts to end the war in Yemen have made no progress, with the Houthis and government squabbling over key issues such as flights from Sanaa airport, halting military operations and airstrikes, and Hodeidah seaport [...]

By |April 5th, 2021|Yemen|

Revealed: Iran-linked Houthi militia’s deadly ties with Al-Qaeda and Daesh

Houthi rebel fighters are seen in Sana'a on December 4, 2017. (AFP) April 2, 2021 Yemen’s internationally recognized government has officially accused the Iran-backed Houthis of harboring Al-Qaeda and Daesh terrorists, with militants from both groups being set free to fight and spread terror among the Yemeni people. In the wake of a [...]

By |April 2nd, 2021|Yemen|