Iran might be advancing its support to Houthi rebels in the conflict in Yemen, a senior US State Department official told reporters.

“I think Iran’s support to Houthis, especially in areas like sending advanced weapons, is continuing without any diminution,” the official said during a press briefing on Tuesday.

“They might even be stepping it up.”

According to the official, Iran’s support enables the Houthis to “threaten” Saudi Arabia to launch advanced missiles at civilian airports and, “potentially,” threaten US citizens.

The official went on to say that international donors will suspend many assistance programs in Yemen over the next two months if Houthi rebels do not stop impeding aid operations.

The United States hopes that Houthi rebels will “change their behavior” and the measures to limit aid will not be necessary, the state department official added.

Earlier in February, the United Nations said it could reduce the humanitarian assistance to the northern Yemeni areas over the new restrictions imposed in the Houthi-controlled areas. Similar statements have been made by the United Kingdom and the United States.

Yemen has been engulfed in an armed conflict between government forces led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi and the Houthi rebels since 2015, with Iran said to be providing support for the latter.

Iranian officials have repeatedly denied supporting Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia.

 

Source: Sputnik

 

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Hadi government resigned twice and escaped to Saudi Arabia. So his government is not legal and meaningless.
Also How Iran could deliver such weapons when there is no land border and also the sea and all the ports are controlled and monitored by the Saudis and their US, French allies?
This billion-dollar army of Saudi failed against the soldiers who do not have even boots for themselves. It is so embarrassing for the US and Saudis that they want to blame a greater power for it which is Iran.

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So what U.S., you keep supplying your Saudi barbarians with weapons to use against Yemeni’s on order to foster an unelectable puppet in Hadi.

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Actually, the civil war was started by Houthis who wanted to seize power without running for an election they CAN’T win since only 15% of Yemenis are Shias and not all Shias are pro-Iran.

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The previous president Saleh was supported by the Houthis whom was forced to step down while Hadi ran unopposed. Houthis didn’t have a problem with Saleh until he betrayed them long after he was forced to resign.

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Quiere decir que EE.UU. y Reino Unido si pueden ayudar al invasor Monarquía Saudí, la ONU siempre ha sido instrumento de estos países para abusar al resto del mundo. malditos hipócritas.

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Nope.Houthis are seizing UN food and drugs humanitarian packages and either SELL these or use these to coerce poor families into having their children drafted in Houthi forces : either the kids fight for the Houthis or the family is starved! This has been confirmed by all UN workers and NGOs operating in North-Yemen, as the fact that the 3rd of Houthi fighters are child-soldiers! The hypocrites and criminals are the Houthis, and they’re also the ones who started this civil war, reinstalled ousted prez Saleh in Sa’ana, then assassinated him when he tried to make a peace treaty with… Read more »

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Masoumeh Ebtekar https://tinyurl.com/ts5y8bs infected by coronavirus.