The Houthi-Iranian missiles which were fired towards Riyadh and other Saudi cities reveal why fighting the Houthis in Yemen is an existential matter and an inevitable choice, contrary to those demanding to halt the war or doubting its usefulness.
We are before a terrorist group that takes orders from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and that does not even aim to serve the interests of the Houthi Movement itself. Just like its masters in Tehran, this terror group frankly states that it wants death and destruction for Saudi Arabia and the Saudi people.
It’s important to clarify this for the thousand time and note that this is not only Saudi Arabia’s war but the war of an Islamic Arab coalition that has international legitimate support. The summary of the argument of Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Arab coalition, is that it’s Iran which actually shelled some Saudi cities while the Houthis are just a nickname, like when one uses a fake name on online interactive platforms!
All this happened as US President Donald Trump’s team integrated and the political mood towards Iran was unified by appointing Mike Pompeo as US Secretary of State and John Bolton as national security advisor. It’s also happened as Saudi-Emirati-American coordination strengthened as seen by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s current tour to the US.
Will this reckless missile attack expedite the pace of the “great confrontation” with Khomeini's Iran that nurtures all evils in the region?Mashari Althaydi