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Saudi Ambassador: Sanaa uprising against Iranian militias

Mohamed Al Jaber, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen. (Screen grab)

In an interview with Al-Arabiya.net, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohamed Al Jaber, described the uprising in Sana'a as “supporting and benefiting the Yemeni people.”

“It is encouraging and optimistic,” he said. “We hope that this will lead to the elimination of the militias belonging to Iran, including the Lebanese Hezbollah.”

He stressed that what Yemen and Sana’a specifically are witnessing now - the uprising against the Houthis militias - is because the Houthis had revoked different agreements with different political parties in Yemen, as their only purpose is to implement the Iranian agendas.

He said: “The Houthis follow Iran and its militias, and they were used to sign agreements and revoke it until it reached almost 80 agreements - whether it was done with the former Yemeni regime or the tribes, as well as other political parties - including the peace and participation agreement.”

The Saudi Ambassador said: “Iran supported the Houthis by providing training and experts. The missiles launched towards Saudi Arabia were provided by Iran.”   

Iran funding for Houthis 

Jaber added that Iran funded for the Houthi militias in Yemen by selling oil derivatives to the tune of $20 million, taken to the port of Hodeidah in Sana’a to be sold in the Yemeni market and then to use these funds to finance the fighting by the Iranian militias, including the Lebanese Hezbollah.

Jaber considered the Popular Congress Party as one of the largest political parties in Yemen and one of the parts of the Yemeni politics, saying that: “There are a number of wise people in the Popular Congress Party which is a distinguished political party.”

He pointed out that the current Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Hadi “is a member of this party which is also a part of the Yemeni political system.”

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Last Update: Saturday, 2 December 2017 KSA 21:58 - GMT 18:58
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