OP-ED

Iran’s Mullahs Sinking In The Quagmire Of Yemen

National Yemen

By: Heshmat Alavi

Since the outbreak of war in Yemen and takeover of Houthis, the Iranian regime denied meddling in the internal affairs of Yemen. But it was quite clear for every political analyst that the Iranian regime and its terrorist Quds Force are behind the whole adventure of Yemen. In order to advance the policy of suppression and execution the Mullahs regime uses its propaganda machine with saber-rattling news to terrify and silence the people. You could hear many times in the past month by mullahs in different Friday Prayers that the Iranian regime is controlling four Arab Capitals of Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut, and Sanaa.

On May 23 the Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani, Deputy Commander of the terrorist Quds Force, acknowledged that the militias affiliated with the Iranian regime in Yemen have been trained by regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). “Those defending Yemen have been trained under the flag of the Islamic Republic” and “the enemies are incapable of confronting Yemeni fighters,” he said (IRIB News Website – May 23).

The Security and Anti-Terrorism Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran issued a statement on May 2, 2015 regarding the transfer of injured Houthis to Iran disclosing: “Up until the Arab coalition, injured Houthis were regularly transferred to Iran. Including on March 23, the QF airlifted 52 injured members of Ansarullah to IRGC Baqiyatollah Hospital in Tehran. IRGC General Qa’ani personally paid a visit to them at the hospital.”

Five Houthi commanders who had been transferred to the IRGC hospital in Tehran died and a number of them who were discharged from the hospital were being taken by Mahan Airline to Sanaa on April 29, but, the Arab Coalition prevented this flight from landing in Sanaa. IRGC had sent this plane under the cover of sending Red Crescent aid to Yemen.

Almost two months after Yemen crisis everything shows that the Mullahs in Tehran were behind this conflict since almost a quarter of century ago in order to dominate on Arabian Peninsula and expand their Velayat-e-Faqih State to the whole Middle East as it is in Iran. But the progress of incidents indicates that they are sinking in the quagmire that they thought is a salvation ship in Yemen. Their air connection to Houthis is cut, their sea connection is blocked and the ground fighting in Yemen goes against Mullahs will. They should expect worse than this in future.

Heshmat Alavi is a political activist and supporter  peace , freedom and Democracy.

2 Comments

  • YOU ARE WRONG!

    Mr. Stephen Seche who was the American ambassador to Yemen between 2007-2010 wrote extensively about the Houthis and he said that all the Arab regimes accused Iran of meddling in Arab affairs but they were unable to provide any proof. The bombs that are destroying Yemen belong to the Saudis. You should direct your outrage in the right direction. Your sectarian bias is crystal clear. The Muslim world would never find peace unless the Sunnis and Shias recognize that they are Muslim brothers who have common deadly enemies: so-called ‘Israel’, America and the rest.