IRGC Commander Ismail Qaani affirms Iran backing Houthi assaults on Saudi Arabia
The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Ismail Qaani stated at a conference in the northeastern city of Mashhad that the Houthi rebels are backed by Tehran and they had launched 18 strikes targeting Saudi Arabia in less than ten days.
He added that Iran supports all armed groups around the globe, which he defined as forces of resistance against international arrogance, The Arab News reported.
Following General Qassem Suleimani’s assassination in a US drone attack in 2020, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei assigned Brigadier General Ismail Qaani as commanding officer of the extraterritorial operations Quds Force of the IRGC. During a speech in Mashhad, Qaani repeatedly threatened that the United States will have to pay for the assassination of Soleimani.
The Quds Force head likewise reiterated Iranian risks against Israel. “Although Israel has all available tools to safeguard it and is busy building a huge 1 meter wide and 6 meters high wall to protect their nation, he added. “However, they should be aware that we will obliterate that wall as well.”
According to The National News, The military unit of the IRGC, the Quds Force commands a variety of militia proxies and puts together Iran’s military operations overseas.
Yemen’s senior officials Muamer Al-Eryani also expressed today that Tehran has continued to provide support to the Houthis will military aid as the state militia maintains to be outfitted with Iranian make marine mines, the Yemeni News Agency reported.
The Iran-supported army has raised many military actions with drones and military operations in Yemen’s Marib region against Saudi Arabia.