U.S. ‘sitting by the phone’ as Gulf tensions mount

U.S. ‘sitting by the phone’ as Gulf tensions mount

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2019 The United States has made overtures for talks with Iran to “de-escalate” the current situation and is reportedly “sitting by the phone” awaiting the Islamic Republic’s response. President Donald Trump’s overtures for direct talks with Iranian leadership comes as tensions between the two countries and their allies in the […]

UN: Fuel illegally shipped from Iran is financing Houthis’ war in Yemen

UN: Fuel illegally shipped from Iran is financing Houthis’ war in Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2019 Fuel is being illegally shipped from Iranian ports to Yemen to support the Houthi rebels in their war against the Yemeni government, the United Nations said. In an 85-page report to the UN Security Council on Jan. 18, a UN panel tasked with monitoring the Yemen conflict said it […]

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 […]

Houthi political chief killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrike

Houthi political chief killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrike

by WorldTribune Staff, April 25, 2018 The political leader and second in command of the Iran-backed Houthi rebels was killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen, the Houthi-run Saba news agency confirmed on April 23. Saleh Al-Sammad, head of the Houthis’ so-called Supreme Political Council, was killed in the eastern province of Hodeida on […]

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2017 The Obama administration, via the nuclear deal, opened the door for Iran’s march toward “erecting a new empire” in the Middle East and the Trump administration has not gone far enough to stop it, an analyst wrote. “The pace of Iran’s imperial project is now accelerating,” Ilan Berman, senior vice […]

Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 Saudi Arabia placing trust in the United States is a “tragic mistake and miscalculation,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Nov. 8. Rouhani, during a cabinet meeting, called for an end to hostile relations between Teheran and Riyadh, adding that the Sunni kingdom and other Muslim states should come […]

Yemen president: ‘Military solution’ needed to end war due to Iran’s stealth role

Yemen president: ‘Military solution’ needed to end war due to Iran’s stealth role

by WorldTribune Staff, September 24, 2017 Conditions created by Iran’s expanding influence have reached a point where war may be the only way to solve Yemen’s civil war, Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi said. “The military solution is the most likely because it is not their (Iran-backed Houthis’) decision to make,” Hadi said on […]