Houthi commander admits: Iran training us
Iranian experts and Lebanese from Hezbollah militias currently in Saada helping run secret training facilities
A Houthi militia leader has confessed that both Iran and Hezbollah have been heavily involved in training their fighters.
Abu Mohammed, who was in charge of rocket attacks in the al-Nihm district in Yemen, made the confession after surrendering.
He said that there were Iranian experts and Lebanese from Hezbollah militias currently in Saada helping run secret training facilities.
The confession comes a month after a report by independent research group Conflict Armament Research (CAR) suggested that there is an arms “pipeline” that extends from Iran and Yemen.
Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) last year admitted that missiles made in Tehran were recently used in Yemen by Houthi militias in cross border attacks against Saudi Arabia.
The Zelzal-3 rockets are Iranian-made solid propellant missiles that has been known to be used by Iranian, Syrian and Hezbollah forces.