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The Coalition has foiled many missiles attacks by the Houthis on Saudi Arabia and liberated areas of Yemen,

by Poorang Novak

The United Arab Emirates’ Armed Forces have intercepted a ballistic missile that the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen fired at the densely populated Mokha district in Taez province, a liberated area of Yemen.

There has already been plenty of success when it comes to US allies in the Middle East targeting Iranian proxies

By INU Staff

INU - Few Americans are keen to see the US entangle itself in another costly war in the Middle East, which is why instead of military action, the US should use whatever political, economic, diplomatic and commercial capabilities they have to help the people of Iran and their organised resistance forces take down the Regime in Iran.

Captain Bill Urban, a representative for the US military's Central Command,

By INU Staff

INU - The US military has promised to keep the Persian Gulf waterways open to oil tankers even as the Iranian Regime increases its threats to close off the region.

Iran has supported Syrian President Bashar Assad mostly via proxies

By INU Staff

INU - Iran has supported Syrian President Bashar Assad mostly via proxies and allied militias. The Lebanese group Hezbollah has contributed thousands of men to fight in Syria. Foreign fighters from Afghanistan have also gone into Syria. Phillip Smyth, Soref fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, termed this the “Shia Jihad” in his report, “The Shiite Jihad and Its Regional Effects.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on her fellow European

By INU Staff

INU - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on her fellow European leaders to act "urgently" to counter Iran’s "aggressive" activities in the Middle East, following a meeting in Amman with King Abdullah of Jordan.

The US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal has been well received in many capitals.

By INU Staff

INU - The US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal has been well received in many capitals. The signatories of the Iran nuclear deal do not live in the region, so the positive reception to the US withdrawal by countries in the Middle East is not surprising. Their perception of Tehran is that it is most immediate security threat to the stability of the region.

The consensus in the region if that the regime should under no circumstances possess or acquire material required for the production of nuclear weapons. Countries in the Middle East very concerned over the prospect of the regime building a nuclear arsenal.

The regime’s destabilizing behavior affects global order more at this time than at any other point since 1979, especially regarding rights of navigation and ballistic missile proliferation.

Tehran now threatens the rights of navigation in Bab Al Mandeb and Hormuz. Not only do the nations of the GCC use these channels, but the rest of the world’s commercial fleets do as well. US-led coalition ships have been targeted in Yemen. Bab Al Mandeb links the Mediterranean and The Red Sea to The Arabian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and the Malacca Straits transit which stretches to Indonesia, Australia, Asia and the Western Pacific.

Another concern is Iran’s ballistic missile program. In fact, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was never targeted by ballistic missiles from Yemen before Iran became involved in the country. It has been proven that missiles used by Houthis were smuggled as disassembled parts into Yemen, where operatives of the IRGC then reassembled and fired them into The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The way forward, should Tehran continue with its current behavior in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq should predicate any trade or commercial activities by multinational corporations with the regime, on an end to missiles proliferation, and Iran’s behavior in Iraq, the in Damascus, and the in Lebanon.

Casual indifference to Iran’s behavior will not last. There must be immediate suspension of all nuclear related activities, which must be verified by inspection teams, and a complete cessation of all ballistic missile proliferation. As well, the removal of all sectarian and proxy assets from Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, the severing of all ties to terrorist groups is necessary.

The people of Iran continue protesting against the clerical regime, and deserve to live as free people.

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