Yemen Is Part of Iran's Mideast Master Plan

(Ynet News) Smadar Perry - During a tour Wednesday of the Saudi-Yemen border, Saudi defense minister Crown Prince Salman warned the Houthi rebels: "We are committed to the security of the Yemeni people. If you continue to undermine the stability and threaten Saudi Arabia, you will get hit hard." A spokesman for the Houthi rebels responded: "Your army is weak. Today we are more skilled. When we decide to invade, we won't stop in the city of Mecca, but will continue on to Riyadh to topple the government institutions." Yemen President Hadi appealed to the UN Security Council to declare Yemen a no-fly zone and thus put an end to Iran's supply by air of weapons, military equipment and thousands of instructors and fighters to the rebel forces. Without the help of Yemen's neighbors in the Gulf, Iran will continue to make progress towards its ultimate goal - regime change in Saudi Arabia. "The ayatollahs of Iran seek to take control of the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb so they can determine who can cross the Red Sea to the Suez Canal," says Dr. Yasser bin Hilal, a political science lecturer at the University of Sana'a. "If they are successful, it will also affect the movement of ships sailing with goods from the Far East to the port of Ashdod in Israel. Try to picture the nightmare scenario - fighters in the uniforms of the Revolutionary Guards directing maritime traffic, boarding cargo ships, checking the cargoes and crew, and blocking passage to anything that doesn't serve their interests."

2015-03-30 00:00:00

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