Yemen Rebel Chief Praises Hizbullah, Iran

W460

Yemen's rebel chief on Friday praised Iran and its ally Hizbullah, singling out the Lebanese group's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah for his "solidarity."

But Abdulmalik al-Huthi, whose fighters are battling Yemen's Saudi-backed government, again denied accusations of receiving smuggled weapons from Iran. 

In a speech broadcast on the rebels' Al Masirah TV, Huthi praised "the glory and dignity of Iran" and thanked Nasrallah for "solidarity with the people of Yemen from his position of greatness."

While Iran acknowledges support for the Huthis' cause, it denies arming the rebels. 

Saudi Arabia has also accused Hizbullah of sending its fighters into Yemen. The party has denied the accusations. 

"The U.S., Saudi Arabia and the UAE know that talk of rockets entering Yemen from Iran through the Hodeida port are completely false," Huthi said via video link from an undisclosed location.

Yemen's government, backed by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and their regional allies, is battling the Huthis for control of the impoverished country.

The conflict is now centered on the Red Sea city of Hodeida, home to the country's most valuable port and controlled by the Huthis. 

The United Nations, which recognizes the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, is pushing for a truce between rival parties to avoid further civilian suffering in a country teetering on the brink of famine. 

Huthi, who does not appear in public, said he had agreed to grant the U.N. "supporting logistical and technical role" in Hodeida, accusing the Saudi-led coalition of rejecting the offer. 

Comments 9
Thumb s.o.s 13 July 2018, 20:31

Dead man talking, Dictator President Saleh awaits him in hell, he’s already on the chaweyye, Skeletor is having a good time down there :)

Thumb Mystic 13 July 2018, 23:02

You can also be dead, just as easily.

Thumb s.o.s 14 July 2018, 02:00

of course I'll live forever dimdim, the question is where!!!! in the hearts of people !

Thumb Puppet 14 July 2018, 15:46

I respect Mr. Mystic because it has good ideas.

Thumb skeletor 13 July 2018, 21:47

All preparations are complete
Just awaiting his arrival

Thumb s.o.s 14 July 2018, 02:03

Is it me or we can already smell braised tormented souls! ya wayli, I wouldn't want to be born a heretic twelver! :p

Thumb Mystic 13 July 2018, 22:55

الله يحميه

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 13 July 2018, 23:22

lol indeed and that is why like nassrallah he hides in a cave:)

Thumb s.o.s 14 July 2018, 02:01

more like burried in the sand hahahaha