An analyst says Yemen is run by America’s CIA and Saudi Arabia and implicating Iran in smuggling weapons while drones bomb Yemenis is just demonization and threat.
In the background of this the Yemeni government has asked the United Nations to probe a ship it claims contained Iran-made weapons thereby accusing Iran of smuggling arms into Yemen. The Yemeni government in it’s United Nations application could confirm the weapons were Iranian. Iran has denied that it is meddling in Yemen’s domestic affairs. Meanwhile the US has intensified drone strikes in Yemen sparking fear among the Yemeni residents. The Yemeni government has approved these drone attacks.
Press TV has interviewed Saab Shaath, author and Middle East expert, Belfast about this issue. The following is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Why do you think the Yemeni government is accusing Iran of smuggling weapons into Yemen?
Remember that such accusations they come from a government in bed with the US and Saudi Arabia to prop up a tyrant rejected by the people Ali Abdullah Saleh. It guaranteed in that way the continuation of the cooperation of the Yemeni government to serve the United States of America’s agenda and that of Saudi Arabia.
Here if I want to link this to other events actually happening lately where they are trying to implicate Iran and they have many Western and imperialist Islamists at work across the globe as I see it. You have the Argentinean attack, the Bulgaria attack in which they tried to implicate Hezbollah and so with Iran and you have other things as well.
This allegation against Iran comes as the US intensifies its drone attacks in Yemen and intensifies its halts to open negotiations with the Iranian leaders so in that way it can slow down...
Imam Ali Khamenei closed the door on direct nuclear talks offered by, what’s his name, Joe Biden the vice president of the United States. Khamenei said the US they want talks, but it doesn’t solve anything these talks... And he continued saying you are holding a gun against Iran and the Iranian nation will not be frightened by threats.
The threats as we can see from here, the Yemeni ship comes, they try to frame Iran and implicate that Iran is the one who is smuggling weapons to Yemen and what we know from the 1960s what is causing all the trouble in Yemen is Saudi Arabia with its British and Israeli friends.
And now Saudi Arabia with the CIA are trying to keep the country destabilized and accuse Iran of interfering there.
All of that is just because the West and Israel became so desperate they want to slow down this industrial and scientific progress taking place in Iran, in a country that is militarily powerful and they cannot attack. They just wanted to do anything to demonize the country and impose more sanctions... so the people, the Iranian people themselves will move against their government. That’s their only hope they are playing at, at the moment.