The Islamic Revolution Continues beyond Iran's Borders

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in April that the U.S. Fifth Fleet and other international forces recently intercepted four ships ferrying weapons from Iran to the Houthi rebels in Yemen. In March, Lebanese and Gulf media reported that Hizbullah missile and rocket experts were training and assisting Houthi rebels with precision barrages on Saudi territory. Iran's ongoing subversive activity in assisting Lebanese Hizbullah in Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, and other places is intended to signal that Iran will keep working to export the Iranian revolution. In this context, Iran's supply of missiles and rockets to the Houthis in Yemen, Lebanese Hizbullah, and the Palestinian terror organizations is of great importance. Standing against this trend is Saudi Arabia, which continues to draw blood in Yemen and to pay large sums for the ongoing campaign in Syria - two arenas where Iran is heavily involved. The Saudis are thus trying to forge an effective blocking coalition against Iran's expansionist ambitions in the region. The writer, an expert on strategic issues with a focus on Iran, is a senior analyst at the Jerusalem Center.

2016-05-19 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive