How did Iranian weapons get to Yemen?
For the first time since the launch of Operation Al-Hazm in March 2015, Iranian weapons seized in Yemen were shown on the Al-Arabiya documentary “Al Wisam Al Aswad”. Naval mines, unmanned drones and warships all carried the hallmark of being made in Iran. Add to that the Houthi militias who launched 79 ballistic missiles – of which two were aimed towards Mecca. How did these Iranian weapons reach Yemen? Are there experts from the Revolutionary Guard or military men from the Lebanese Hezbollah who support the Houthi militias? These questions must be clearly answered in the context of the Iranian objective, which has been targeting Saudi Arabia since the overthrow of the Shah of Iran in 1979. According to Kevin Donegan, commander of operations for the US Fifth Fleet in the Arabian Sea, it was thanks to Iranian support and its weapons smuggling activities that the Houthis have a huge arsenal of ballistic missiles, and are able to sow sea mines and operate small booby traps to destabilize navigation in the Horn of Africa.