A senior Yemeni official has denounced the Houthi terrorist group and their Iranian masters for the murders of nearly 1,400 children and over 800 women in Yemen, since war broke out in 2014.

Yemen’s human rights minister Mohammed Askar said: “Hundreds of children and women have been killed also from March to August this year.”

The ministry in a soon to be released report has documented the official figures of 1,372 children and 814 women killed as a direct result of Iran’s military intervention in Yemen. In total, 13,389 have been killed since the Houthis stormed the capital Saana and forced the legitimate government out.

Askar said: “Iran has succeeded in turning the Houthis into a military tool that threatens international peace and security, especially in the navigational corridors of Yemen like Bab Al-Mandab and adjoining waters. Iran finds in the collapse of countries (like Yemen) an ideal opportunity to export its ideology of the Khomeini revolution, and expand its regional influence.”

Askar heavily criticised Iran for its destabilizing behaviour in Yemen, citing evidence from the UN that Iran is supplying weapons to the Houthis, including missiles and anti-tank guns.

He said: “Iran has poured funds and arms in a fervent bid to expand their hegemony in the region. The Iranian intransigence has kept the war raging, which has shattered the lives of Yemenis.”

He also said that 89 people held in the illegal Houthi-run prisons have died from torture or execution; with 12 dying in 2018 alone, while nearly 22,000 people have been arrested since the start of the war. The Houthis have turned schools and hospitals into military barracks and prisons to further their “systematic genocide”.

Askar said: “The number of detainees, who are still in the prisons of the militias, exceeds 2,652; while a large number of men, women and children are either missing or languishing in secret prisons of the Houthi militants.”

Shockingly, at least 941 people, including activists, academics, and journalists have been abducted since January and their fates are unknown.

Iran’s role

Of course, the Iranian Regime has a long history of interfering in the affairs of other sovereign states in order to create chaos there. This serves two purposes:

1) Diverting the world’s attention from the internal crises plaguing the Regime (currently, a nationwide anti-regime uprising and a failing economy)

2) Creating division in the neighbouring country, which destabilises the government and allows the Iranian Regime to take control and spread their Shiite Empire

Source » ncr-iran