Trump blames Iran for Yemen war as Congress takes aim at Saudis

Trump blames Iran for Yemen war as Congress takes aim at Saudis

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2018 Under pressure from Congress to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, President Donald Trump said “I’d want to see Iran pull out of Yemen too.” “I hate to see what’s going on in Yemen, but it takes two to tango,” Trump said in a Dec. 11 […]

Iran missiles shipped to Houthis in Yemen seized, displayed by U.S.

Iran missiles shipped to Houthis in Yemen seized, displayed by U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 30, 2018 The U.S. State Department on Nov. 29 displayed what it says is proof that Iran continues to violate UN resolutions which prohibit the Islamic Republic from exporting weapons. During a press conference at Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in Washington, D.C., the State Department unveiled Iranian missiles that […]

Pompeo, Mattis warn Senate on regional impact of weakened Saudi ties

Pompeo, Mattis warn Senate on regional impact of weakened Saudi ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Any draw-down in U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia would lead to a stronger Iran and reinvigorated Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaida, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told U.S. lawmakers on Nov. 28. Speaking to reporters after he and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned the Senate in a closed-door […]

Yemen’s agony tops global crisis list

Yemen’s agony tops global crisis list

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS —The continuing crisis in Yemen, a country beset with tribal fault-lines, jolted by sectarian clashes, and magnified by a clash of cultures between Arab monarchies and the Islamic Republic of Iran, has shaken the Arabian peninsula to the core. Now after five years of warfare between […]

U.S. Navy seizes arms shipment near Yemen

U.S. Navy seizes arms shipment near Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2018 The crew of a U.S. destroyer has seized 2,500 AK -47 rifles and other weapons from a vessel off the coast of Yemen. U.S. authorities on Oct. 25 said they invited UN inspectors to determine whether the weapons provide proof that Iran is smuggling arms to Houthi rebels in […]

Houthis provide Yemen update to Hizbullah officials in Lebanon

Houthis provide Yemen update to Hizbullah officials in Lebanon

by WorldTribune Staff, August 20, 2018 Delegations from two of Iran’s top terrorist proxies reportedly met in Lebanon this past weekend amid questions about Iran’s ability to project power in the region under new U.S. sanctions. Hizbullah said on Aug. 19 that its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, met with a delegation from Yemen’s Houthi rebels, The Associated […]

Yemen official credits Trump’s Iran strategy for reduced backing of Houthi fighters

Yemen official credits Trump’s Iran strategy for reduced backing of Houthi fighters

by WorldTribune Staff, August 10, 2018 Iran’s support of Houthi rebels in Yemen has diminished since President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic, Yemeni officials said. “Any way that support from Iran is lessened is helpful in stopping the war,” Abd-Rabbo Moftah, deputy governor […]

Iran threatens U.S., oil lanes in Red Sea as Houthis fire missiles at Saudi tankers

Iran threatens U.S., oil lanes in Red Sea as Houthis fire missiles at Saudi tankers

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2018 The head of Iran’s Quds force declared on July 26 that the Red Sea “is no longer secure” after Iran-backed Houthi rebels fired missiles at two Saudi oil tankers transiting the sea. Saudi Arabia announced it was temporarily halting all oil shipments through a Red Sea shipping lane after […]

UN: Parts of Houthi missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made

UN: Parts of Houthi missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2018 Components from missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia were manufactured in Iran, the United Nations said. However, UN officials said they were unable to determine when the components were sent to Yemen, AFP reported on June 14. The UN’s inability to determine when the […]

Report: Houthis stealing UN humanitarian relief supplies to Yemen

Report: Houthis stealing UN humanitarian relief supplies to Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2018 Iran-backed Houthi rebels are plundering humanitarian aid supplies the UN is sending to Yemen, a report said. The Houthis are manipulating the names of people entitled to relief aid and taking the supplies to use in the war effort or selling them on the black market, said Abdul Raqeeb […]

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