DUBAI: Tehran has not stopped providing the Houthis with military support as the militia continues to be equipped with Iran-made marine mines, a Yemen senior official said.
“The terrorist Houthi militiamen displayed in what they called ‘Exhibition of Military Productions’ types of Iran-made marine mines, used recently in attacks against commercial ships in the Red Sea,” according to Muamer Al-Eryani, the minister of information, culture and tourism, in a report by the Yemeni News Agency reported, citing Muamer Al-Eryani, the minister of information, culture and tourism.
“These Iran-made mines show that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have continued to supply the Houthis with weapons, military technology and experts, making the Yemeni territories a launch-pad to threaten commercial navigation and control international waterways,” Al-Eryani said.
The Iran-backed militia has escalated military operations in Yemen’s Marib region as well as ballistic missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia.
Ismail Qaani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ overseas Quds, has admitted that Tehran supports the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and said that the militia launched ‘18 operations in less than 10 days’ targeting the Kingdom.
Qaani, who took the top post after his predecessor Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike, said that Iran supports all such armed groups that are ‘forces of resistance against global arrogance.’
Ordnance experts recently deactivated and removed 2,200 Houthi landmines in the western provinces of Taiz and Hodeidah.