Reuters: Iran intensifies sending weapons, consultants to Houthis

Reuters: Iran intensifies sending weapons, consultants to Houthis

Iran is sending advanced weapons and advisors to the Houthi Movement in Yemen, Reuters has quoted regional and western sources.

Well-informed sources, which asked to be anonymous, told Reuters that Iran increased all sorts of supports to the Houthis.

A senior Iranian official said Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Qods Force - the external arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - met top IRGC officials in Tehran last month to look at ways to "empower" the Houthis.

The official said that they agreed to increase the amount of help through training, arms and financial support.

Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri, spokesman for the Arab coalition fighting the Houthis, told Reuters: "We don't lack information or evidence that the Iranians, by various means, are smuggling weapons into the area.

"We observe that the Kornet anti-tank weapon is on the ground, whereas before it wasn't in the arsenal of the Yemeni army or of the Houthis. It came later."


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