Yemeni army takes full control of major western directorate in Taiz

Yemeni supporters of the Houthi militia attend a demonstration in the second largest city of Taiz. (AFP)
Updated 13 May 2018
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Yemeni army takes full control of major western directorate in Taiz

DUBAI: Yemen’s national army has taken control of Al-Waza’iyah directorate in western Taiz as the Iran-backed Houthi militia fled to neighboring villages, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
A spokesman for the Taiz axis said that the Directorate of Al- Waza’iyah has been fully liberated and the remaining militants are surrounded by Yemeni army forces.


Pence: Time has come for European partners to stop undermining Iran sanctions

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Pence: Time has come for European partners to stop undermining Iran sanctions

  • Vice President of the United States Mike Pence: Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world
  • Pence also called on the EU to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal

LONDON: The time has come for the United States' European partners to stop undermining sanctions on Iran, the US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday at the Munich Security Conference. 

Pence added that Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world, and called on Europe to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. 

The US vice-president also vowed that the United States would "hunt down" Daesh even after pulling its troops out of Syria, where the terrorists are facing the loss of their final scrap of land.
"The United States will continue to work with all our allies to hunt down the remnants of ISIS wherever and whenever they rear their ugly heads," Pence told the Munich Security Conference.

The US withdrew unilaterally last year from the Iran nuclear deal offering Iran incentives in exchange for limiting its nuclear capability and re-imposed tough sanctions, leaving the Europeans, as well as China and Russia, scrambling to try and keep it alive.