Iranian regime is prolonging the Yemeni war

There is a lot riding on the battle of Hodeidah in Yemen, indeed this could be the battle where the Saudi-led Arab coalition finally pushes the Iranian Regime and its Houthi militia out of the war-torn county, but let’s look back at how the Houthis came to be in this position in the first place.

The Houthi militia is relatively small and, on its own, could not have forced out the legitimate Yemeni government and kept up a four-year-long fight against the Arab Coalition. However, thanks to its powerful supporters, most notably the Iranian Regime, the Houthis have been bolstered through military training and the supply of nuclear weapons.

Iran has even tried a fairly unusual way to turn global public opinion against the Arab coalition and continue this war, which has killed thousands already. The Iranian Regime claimed that the Arab coalition had been blocking deliveries of humanitarian aid by land and sea, when what the Arab coalition was actually doing was preventing Iran from sending in shipments of weapons, including ballistic missiles. These ballistic missiles, which were determined to be Iranian-made by independent UN experts, were being fired at Saudi Arabia for over a year, targeting civilians’ spaces.

The Arab coalition was actually working with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centres and the Red Crescent Society of the UAE to ensure the safety of civilians and provide aid to them, while the Iran-backed Houthis are actually posing a significant risk to Yemeni people.

How? Well the Houthis have committed a number of war crimes during the conflict, including, but not limited to:

• the recruitment of children

• using civilians as human shields

• false imprisonment

• assassinations

• murder

• torture

• smuggling weapons, including ballistic missiles

• receiving training from the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist group

• pledging political loyalty to Iran

• stealing money

Abdullah bin Bijad al-Otaibi, a Saudi writer and researcher, wrote: “The Houthis are not a state but a militia. They are not loyal citizens but a group with an external agenda. The Houthis are fully loyal to the ideology of Iran’s regime. Thus, killing, torturing, and humiliating poor Yemeni citizens are part of their established policy and declared ideology. They do not differ from groups like the Taliban, al-Qaeda or ISIS.”

It seems clear from this that the only option is the expulsion of the Iranian Regime and its militias from Yemen and the Middle East as a whole.

Source » ncr-iran

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