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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

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...

14th October 2016 – The Long War Journal

Tehran deploys warships to Red Sea as tension escalates in Yemen

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Patrick Megahan

Iran’s conventional Navy, known by its Persian acronym NEDAJA, reportedly deployed two vessels to international waters surrounding Yemen yesterday. more...

13th October 2016 – The Long War Journal

US strikes three radar sites in Houthi-controlled part of Yemen

Thomas Joscelyn

The US has launched missiles against three radar sites in the Houthi-controlled part of Yemen. The strikes came in response to two attacks on the USS Mason, which operates in international waters off the Red Sea coast of Yemen. more...