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|

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|