Political Analysis

The New Iranian Ambassador Backs Houthi Militants

National Yemen

A close source told National Yemen that the new Iranian Ambassador to Yemen Hossein Niknam was trained by Hezbollah in Lebanon and that he adopts the theories of Hassan Nasser Allah. Niknam, who is accused of backing the Houthi militants in their movements.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for an explosion that occurred last month outside the residence of the Iranian Ambassador. The attack occurred the week after Niknam presented his credentials to the Yemeni authorities.

The stronghold of Houthis near Sana’a Airport enabled them to bring Iranian experts to support Houthi fighters and plan for their movements within Sana’a.