VP tells US ambassador Iran maintaining arms supply to Houthis
Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh has told the U ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller that Iran is maintaining its supply of arms, ammunition, rockets, landmines and money to the Saleh-Houthi coup militias.
In a meeting with Tueller in Riyadh on Wednesday, the Vice President said Iran supplies all that support under the disguise of fake companies . He told Tueller that the Houthis are trying to copy the Iranian Governance of the Islamic Jurist “Wilayat al-Fakih” are therefore changing school textbooks and spreading the Iranian culture in place of the Arab culture.
The Vice President also raised the issue of Houthiatrocities against Yemenis, mainly the acts of killing, intimidation, abduction and starvation of the people in the central Yemen city of Taiz.
The Vice President made mention of the latest in the serial Houthi atrocities in Taiz; the shelling of the city’s neighborhoods and markets that killed and injured scores of children and women a couple of days ago.
The Vice President said the militias continue to abduct journalists and all oppositionist activists. He renewed the interest in achieving a lasting peace based on the agreed upon terms of reference on the government’s side.
Tueller pointed to his country’s interest in supporting Yemen and its peace and security.