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Over the Heads of the Saudis

24th April 2015 – NOW News

Over the Heads of the Saudis

Tony Badran

“Iran is part of the problem in Yemen, not part of the solution,” said Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the United States on Wednesday. The statement was an indirect rebuke of President Obama, who in an interview the day before had said that his administration had "indicated to the Iranians that they need to be part of the solution, and not part of the problem.” more...

Analysis & Commentary

31st October 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Why Iran supported Houthi attacks against the US Navy

Amir Toumaj

As activity in the Red Sea has heated up this month, debate rages on in Washington about Tehran’s role in attacks against U.S. forces there. The Pentagon confirmed this month that the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen were responsible for launching cruise missiles at the USS Mason on Oct. 9 and 12, while it still investigates a potential third attack on Oct. 15. more...

27th October 2016 – The Long War Journal

US military kills 5 AQAP fighters in central Yemen

Bill Roggio

he US military continues to target al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al Qaeda’s official branch in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. more...

19th October 2016 – Quoted by Alex Lockie - Business Insider

US General thinks Iran is behind the missile attacks on US Navy near Yemen

Jonathan Schanzer

US Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of US forces in the Middle East, said on Wednesday that he believes Iran was behind missile strikes on US Navy ships fired from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen. "I do think that Iran is playing a role in some of this. They have a relationship with the Houthis, so I do suspect there is a role in that," said Votel at the Center for American Progress, The Hill's Kristina Wong reports. more...

15th October 2016 – The Long War Journal

Analysis: Reading Tehran’s security establishment on the strike in Sanaa

Behnam Ben Taleblu

A Saudi-led military coalition against Yemen’s Ansar-Allah (also known as the Houthis) recently bombed a funeral hall in Sanaa. more...