The fact that the Iran-backed Shiite militia members were present in the Houthi rebel stronghold of Saada province supports the Arab coalition’s accusation that the Iranian Regime has been supplying ballistic missiles to the Houthis and that Hezbollah technicians have been launching the missiles at Saudi Arabia.
On Monday, coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said: “The coalition killed 41 terrorist elements in Maran and destroyed their vehicles and equipment. Among the dead were eight members of Lebanese Hezbollah, including a commander.”
Dozens of missiles have been fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen and after an attack in November 2017, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir accused Hezbollah of firing the missiles.
The Arab coalition has also produced evidence, including fuel delivery mechanisms with Iranian labels, that the missiles are Iranian-made; something that was also agreed by independent UN experts.
The missile parts had been smuggled to the Houthis in Yemen through Hodeidah port, so on June 12, the coalition forces launched a military offensive to take control of the port.
Saudi Arabia argues that this is not a war of choice, but of necessity.
Fahad Nazer, a Saudi political analyst and an International Fellow at the National Council on US-Arab Relations, said: “The fact that the Houthis continue to fire Iranian-supplied ballistic missile at civilian targets across Saudi Arabia, including as far as the capital Riyadh, is proof that the Houthis do pose a serious threat to the security of the
countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia.”
Saudi Arabia is still clearing up after the latest missile attack on Sunday night, when Saudi air defences intercepted two missiles over the capital, Riyadh. Debris fell near the US mission, at a school, and on the roof of a private residence, but there was no serious damage.
Al-Maliki said that the alliance’s advances on Hodeidah and elsewhere were pushing the Houthis to try to show strength through such attacks.
Of course, the real problem here is the Iranian Regime. They are directing the Houthis and Hezbollah to fire missiles at Saudi Arabia. It is part of the Regime’s plot to destabilise the Middle East so that that can take over.
The Iranian Regime’s regional aggression can only be solved through one thing: regime change. This is the true wish of the people of Iran and will be discussed at the Free Iran gathering in Paris on June 30.