The deputy chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces has hinted that his country may send military advisers to Yemen, as it has in Syria. He said Tehran feels a duty to both countries. Iran has been present in Yemen since before the coup against President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi’s government last year.
Iran does not lack courage to get more involved in Yemen, but this will backfire on it militarily and politically.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
All this suggests that it wants to turn Yemen into another Syria, and into a battlefield for Iran-linked militias from Afghanistan to Lebanon. Tehran seems to be sending a message after positive developments regarding Yemen, such as negotiations, prisoner exchanges and delivery of aid for the first time. Iran either wants to destroy this progress or grant more leverage to its allies, who have lost more than half the territory they had seized.SHOW MORE