Yemen Prime Minister stresses the need to unite ranks against Houthis

Yemen Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr. (Reuters)
Updated 20 April 2018

Yemen Prime Minister stresses the need to unite ranks against Houthis

  • Yemen Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr met with Major General Khaled Fadel, leader of the Yemeni army in Taiz
  • He said that his government pays particular attention to the province of Taiz, that has been fight the Houthi militias since the start of the war

Yemen Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr stressed the need to uphold the unity among different ranks in government in order to remove the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from Sanaa.

He stressed during his meeting on Friday with the leader of the fighters in Taiz, Major General Khaled Fadel, to avoid divisions within ranks as it that only leads to retreat and losses.

He said that his government pays particular attention to the province of Taiz, that has been fight the Houthi militias since the start of the war.


Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

Updated 14 July 2020

Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

  • An official said Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA during his last years serving at the defense ministry

Iran has executed a former defense ministry worker who sold information to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Iranian judiciary said on Tuesday.
Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA during his last years serving at the defense ministry and sold the agency information about Iran’s missile program, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said, quoted by its Mizan website.
He retired from the ministry four years ago. Esmaili said Asgari was executed last week.
Separately, Esmaili said a death sentence for Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, an Iranian accused of spying for US and Israeli intelligence, is among those still to be carried out. Last year, Iran announced it had captured 17 spies it said were working for the CIA.