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.


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