If Yemen's Houthis weren't Iranian proxies before, they could be soon

Mar 30, 2017, 01:07
If Yemen's Houthis weren't Iranian proxies before, they could be soon

In a recorded speech broadcasted by a TV channel loyal to the Houthis, Al-Houthi accused Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the USA and Israel of committing the "worst crimes" during the past two years.

As tens of thousands of Yemenis mark the two years of war that have claimed the lives of over 4,000 civilians and brought the country "to the brink of starvation", there are signs the United States' already tainted role in the conflict may be set for escalation.

Yemen's Legal Center of Rights and Development announced the same day, Saturday, that the conflict has thus far killed over 12,040 Yemenis and left more than 20,000 others wounded.

There is no doubt that continuation of this situation will not only be harmful to the countries in the region but will lead to regional instability and insecurity, it added.

"At this meeting, they agreed to increase the amount of help, through training, arms and financial support", the official said.

The port would open a gateway for delivering humanitarian aid in a country in which 60 percent of the population is at risk of starvation, according to relief agencies.

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His father also has been detained on suspicion that he knew about his son's activities and ordered held in jail until March 30. Authorities have not released his name but say the suspect has dual citizenship in the USA and Israel and was home-schooled.

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The Saudi-led Arab coalition has come under repeated criticism over civilian casualties in Yemen.

"We're interested in building the capability of the Saudis" to operate in Yemen and elsewhere, said one U.S. defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to explain the thinking within the Pentagon and U.S. Central Command. "It's the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world".

In October previous year, the Saudi-led coalition targeted a funeral procession in Sanaa, killing at least 140 people and wounding more than 525.

A Yemeni man offers prayers at the portrait adorned grave of his relative who was killed in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, at cemetery in Sanaa. Various rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have on many occasions reported and criticized the use of cluster bombs by Riyadh's military in Yemen. "The prospect of radical groups like Al-Qaeda, as well as Iranian-backed militants, finding safe haven on the border of Saudi Arabia was more than our Arab partners could withstand".

It would also be a clear signal of the administration's intention to move more aggressively against Iran. With the support of security forces, they have carried out arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and torture and have shut down NGOs.

The memo was first reported by the Washington Post and comes amid a broader US review into its policy in Yemen, which for years has been seen nearly entirely seen through the prism of America's fight against al-Qaida. But analysts warn of tensions among the anti-rebel forces that will likely lead to internal conflict even if the civil war ends, which is unlikely any time soon.

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