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Who Are the Houthis and Why Do They Shout “Death to America”?

Benjamin Weinthal
12th September 2017 - Quoted by Julie Lenarz - The Tower

About 170 nautical miles off the coast of Oman, a small, stateless fishing vessel got intercepted in March 2016 by the HMAS Darwin, an Australian navy ship operating under the Combined Task Force 150 which is responsible for counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East.

On board the Samer, the Australian crew discovered a large cache of weapons, including 100-rocket propelled grenades, 1,989 AK-47 rifles and 49 PKM general purpose machine guns, that appeared to have been manufactured in Iran.

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According to Benjamin Weinthal, an Iran expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, “the Iranian-sponsored Houthis is part and parcel of the spread of the Islamic Republic’s incorrigibly reactionary revolution to the Arabian Peninsula.”

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gulf-states, iran, yemen