Recalled Iran ambassador to Yemen dies of COVID-19

Iran’s ambassador to Sanaa Hassan Eyrlou attending a Houthi rally, Jan 3, 2021. (AFP) December 21, 2021 Iran’s top diplomat to Yemen died on Tuesday after reportedly contracting the coronavirus, the country’s state TV said. The death of Ambassador Hassan Irloo came after he was recalled from war-torn Yemen for what Iran described [...]

By |December 21st, 2021|Yemen|

Iran envoy to Houthis leaves Yemen for COVID-19 treatment: Ministry

Iran's representative, Hassan Eyrlo, (left) with the Houthis' self proclaimed foreign minister Hesham Sharaf Abdallah in Sanaa, undated. (Supplied) December 18, 2021 Hassan Irlu, Iran’s envoy to the Houthis, has left Yemen and headed back to the Islamic Republic to receive treatment after testing positive for COVID-19, Iran’s foreign ministry said on Saturday. [...]

By |December 18th, 2021|Yemen|

Iran must end its ‘lethal’ support to Houthis, US envoy tells UN

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the UN. (Reuters) December 15, 2021 Yemeni staff employed by the US embassy in Sanaa are still being harassed and detained by the Houthis, the American ambassador to the UN told the Security Council on Tuesday. Linda Thomas-Greenfield added that the militia also continues to ignore repeated [...]

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

Yemen army kills Iran-linked Hezbollah military expert in Marib

Houthi rebels hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in support of Hezbollah, in Sana'a, Yemen. (AP) December 10, 2021 A Hezbollah military leader fighting for the Iran-backed Houthis has been killed in clashes with government forces in the central province of Marib, Yemen’s information minister revealed on Thursday. [...]

By |December 10th, 2021|Lebanon, Yemen|

Yemen calls for punishing Iran for military supplies to Houthis

US Justice Department announced intercepting two large caches of Iranian weapons heading to the Houthis in Yemen on two vessels in the Arabian Sea. (AP) December 9, 2021 The Yemeni Army battling the Houthis across the country has demanded that the UN Security Council and the UN special envoy to Yemen name and [...]

By |December 9th, 2021|Yemen|

US thwarts smuggling attempt of Iranian arms in Arabian Sea bound for Yemen’s Houthis

On Feb. 9, 2020, U.S. authorities seized three type “358” surface-to-air missiles sent by Iran to Houthis in Yemen. (US Justice Department) December 8, 2021 The US seized two large caches of Iranian arms, including 171 surface-to-air missiles and eight anti-tank missiles, intended for the Houthi militia in Yemen. The US justice department [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Yemen, US officials accuse Iran of imperiling peace efforts in Yemen

A Yemeni Shia Houthi holds a poster of Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP) December 4, 2021 Yemeni and American officials have accused the Iranian regime of perpetuating the war in Yemen through arming and training the [...]

By |December 4th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|

Yemeni President: We are facing an Iranian project targeting Arab nation

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi attends the final session of the South American-Arab Countries summit, in Riyadh Nov 11, 2015. (REUTERS) December 3, 2021 Yemen’s legitimate government faces an enemy that knows only war and imposing a fait accompli, said Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, expressing regret at the international community’s inability to [...]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Middle East, Yemen|

Arab coalition targets IRGC site in Yemen’s Sanaa: Report

A fighter jet belonging to the Arab coalition fires a missile over Sanaa, Yemen August 30, 2016. (Reuters) November 30, 2021 he Arab coalition fighting in Yemen said on Tuesday it launched air raids on “legitimate” Houthi military targets in the capital Sanaa including a “secret” site belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, [...]

By |November 30th, 2021|Yemen|

UN Security Council calls on Houthis to end US embassy raid, release hostages

Security council members specifically called for the protection of a diplomatic mission that has been temporarily recalled, “together with its property and archives.” (UN) November 19, 2021 The UN Security Council condemned “in the strongest terms” the Houthis’ ongoing breach of the former US embassy compound in Sanaa, calling on the Iran-backed militia [...]

By |November 19th, 2021|North America, USA, Yemen|