Tehran continues to smuggle weapons to the Houthis to kill more YemenisEnglish - الاثنين 15 أغسطس 2022 الساعة 10:01 ص
Dozens of Houthi terrorist cells that were overthrown by the National Resistance Intelligence on the western coast, including spy cells and terrorist activities, and cells planting mines and explosives, chiefly cells smuggling Iranian weapons to Tehran's arm in Yemen.
The "Abu Zahr" cell, which was recently overthrown on the western coast, is one of dozens of smuggling cells recruited by the Houthi militia to smuggle Iranian weapons by land and sea through multiple smuggling routes.
The confessions of the cell involved in smuggling weapons to the Houthi militia from the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas to the ports of Hodeidah confirmed the insistence of the Iranian arm in Yemen to use the sea ports governed by the Stockholm Agreement as a way to smuggle and import Iranian weapons without any control, after lifting the restrictions on Hodeidah ports to allow the entry of derivatives Oil, food, and humanitarian aid, in accordance with the terms of the UN truce that the Houthis continue to violate every day.
The information revealed by the cell members about Iranian Revolutionary Guard experts’ supervision of Iranian weapons smuggling operations to the Houthis came as a new confirmation of Tehran’s continued supply of weapons to its arm in Yemen to kill Yemenis and spread chaos and terrorism in the region.
According to observers, the Houthi militia's association with the Revolutionary Guard appeared early during their war with the Yemeni army in the group's stronghold in Saada, as the training, military expertise and literature that the group was working on was a duplicate of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
Although the military relationship between the Revolutionary Guards and the Houthis is old, it remained hidden, but it began to become more evident in 2013 when the Iranian Revolutionary Guard intensified the smuggling of weapons and experts to the Houthis.
Tehran openly supports the Houthis in their war against the Yemenis, but it always denies providing them with Iranian weapons, despite evidence that proves its involvement in supporting them with ballistic missiles and drones.
The terrorist Houthi militia exploits the port of Hodeidah, which is the second most important commercial port in the country after the port of Aden, for military uses, and makes it a center for receiving Iranian weapons.
International reports indicate that Iran has begun to increase aid to the Houthis with the intensification of the war in Yemen, through the Quds Force, the foreign arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which provided many types of weapons and systems to the Houthis.
According to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), "The Quds Force does not use air and land bridges to transport Iranian weapons and materiel to Yemen, but rather uses many maritime smuggling routes. Iran often dismantled weapons systems, placed them in boats, and transported them through ports."
Iran continues to supply the Houthi militia with weapons through maritime smuggling from Iranian ports to Yemeni territorial waters or through the coasts of the Horn of Africa, or through Iranian ships that reach directly to the port of Hodeidah since the start of the UN armistice and the lifting of restrictions on the port.