Iran is “damaging Yemen”, says security chief

Jihan II seized iranian ship in yemenYemen’s national security chief Ali Hassan al-Ahmedi accused Iran on Saturday of “damaging Yemen” as the interior ministry said it was pursuing a probe into an Iran-linked arms shipment which was seized last month.

“Such a shipment cannot be made by traders or smugglers… Only an official power stands behind it,” Ahmedi told reporters in Sanaa.

“We have repeatedly urged our brothers in Iran to reassess their stances towards Yemen. They had always denied any interference, but this shipment sadly affirms that they insist on damaging Yemen,” Ahmedi said.

“Yemen will take measures or preserve its right to defend its citizens and its sovereignty,” he said.

The Yemeni coastguard, in coordination with the U.S. navy, on January 23 intercepted in the Arabian Sea a ship carrying rockets and explosives which the Sanaa authorities say came from Iran. Tehran denies any involvement.

Interior Minister Abdelqader Qahtan said in a statement on Saturday that the “arms and explosives shipment seized in Yemen’s territorial waters on January 23 were very dangerous due to the amounts of explosives that would have killed millions of Yemenis if placed in residential areas.”

The ministry said the eight-member crew of the Jihan II were still being interrogated by security services who are also investigating “other shipments from the same source which entered the country” in May last year.

The ministry said the Jihan II was carrying “40 tonnes of arms, shells and explosives.”

A security official last week said the vessel came from Iran and that the arms “were destined for the Huthi rebels in Saada,” the stronghold of Shiite fighters in northern Yemen.

UN role

Yemen has officially requested the help of the UN Security Council investigating the Iranian weapon cargo that was seized in the Yemeni territorial water.

Yemen permanent representative to the UN Security Council submitted a letter from the Yemeni government to the UN committee of Iran Sanctions.

Yemeni politicians repeatedly accuse Iran of supporting the Houthi group with funds and weapons and seeking to create a proxy group in Yemen to make up fr the possible loss of the Al-Assad regime in Syria.

AFP/ Agencies

  • Moe28

    Ok Zaidyi Shia in northern Yemen have no rights and are not even allowed to be mayors in there own towns, Saudi Arabia in 2009 attacked them with F16’s to help Puppet Yemeni government crush them. Iran supplies them with AA to protect themselves, Kinda like whats Happening in Syria Saud Qatar arming the Rebels and Al Qaeda except the Houthi Rebel do not blow up people with suicide bombs they just want some basic human rights!! Yemen Zaydi Shia population is 40 to 45%

    • Patience2

      Weeeelll … they could move to Iran where, I’m sure, they’d have ALL the human rights their beloved Ayatolla-you-so could scrape together for them, huh??

      • Moe28

        Bet you would love to do that to the Lebanese also right? scum stick?

      • Moe28

        Inta wahad Zabale tfee ahlah shaklak.

        • wargame1

          Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him)said “Matters will run their course until you become three armies:an army in AshSham (Syria) an army in Iraq and an army in the Yemen” The narrator Abdullah ibn Hawalah asked:which one I should join? “He said”You should go to AshSham for it is the best of Allah’s lands and the best of His servants will be drawn to there. If you do not, go to the Yemen and drink from its wells.For Allah has guaranteed me that He will look after AshSham and its people”(Abu Dawud)

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          As soon as Yemen is destabilized the military chain of command will not be in order and you will see a Syrian situation where Bashar Al-Qaeda is with his minority Alawite fighting a growing sunni Mujaheddin. Similarly Yemen is going to face the same as the Majoosi adventurer are sending arms and fighters in there. The minority must not rule and should not be flattered by these savage Al-Majoos from Iran. But who will listen …the shia in Iran and Yemen are flying high at the moment.

        • wargame1

          Qatar ,Saudi Arabia and all other Arab countries should send the sunni mujaheddin in Syria to defend their brothers. What is your problem ? Dont you learn from the action of Al-Majoos from Iran who come running helping their alawite savage against a unjust war? I hope you will see many solders from Saudi Arabia ,Qatar ,UAE etc.

    • wargame1

      Those Shias should have stayed good in Yemen but they are tempted by the Iranian Al-Majoos and falling in to the trap of a Joy ride. When the Yemeni sunni Mujaheddin rise up they will shove the Yemeni RPG up in the the Majoosis and then we see the Alawite situation in Yemen too. Remember the Alawites were riding high against the unarmed protesters but that situation is long gone and now they face a well organized armed sunni Mujaheddin. The Iranian Majoos,Hezbushaitan,Russian Jews all are having difficulties in Syria.

      Yemen
      Population: 20,024,867
      Percent Shia Muslim: 36%
      Percent Sunni Muslim: 63%

    • wargame1

      Houthi Rebel are defeated and gone back to the village to grow food. They should not be tempted by the Iranian Al-Majoos help. In the end Iranian Majoosis left the Houthi to eat sand. The Alawites are having the same problem.

  • Moe28

    Ok Zaidyi Shia in northern Yemen have no rights and are not even allowed to be mayors in there own towns, Saudi Arabia in 2009 attacked them with F16’s to help Puppet Yemeni government crush them. Iran supplies them with AA to protect themselves, Kinda like whats Happening in Syria Saud Qatar arming the Rebels and Al Qaeda also except the Houthi Rebel do not blow up people with suicide bombs they just want some basic human rights!! Yemen Zaydi Shia population is 40 to 45%

    • Patience2

      Weeeelll … they could move to Iran where, I’m sure, they’d have ALL the human rights their beloved Ayatolla-you-so could scrape together for them, huh??

      • Moe28

        Bet you would love to do that to the Lebanese also right? scum stick?

      • Moe28

        Inta wahad Zabale tfee ahlah shaklak.

        • wargame1

          Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him)said “Matters will run their course until you become three armies:an army in AshSham (Syria) an army in Iraq and an army in the Yemen” The narrator Abdullah ibn Hawalah asked:which one I should join? “He said”You should go to AshSham for it is the best of Allah’s lands and the best of His servants will be drawn to there. If you do not, go to the Yemen and drink from its wells.For Allah has guaranteed me that He will look after AshSham and its people”(Abu Dawud)

          ———————————————————————————————————————
          As soon as Yemen is destabilized the military chain of command will not be in order and you will see a Syrian situation where Bashar Al-Qaeda is with his minority Alawite fighting a growing sunni Mujaheddin. Similarly Yemen is going to face the same as the Majoosi adventurer are sending arms and fighters in there. The minority must not rule and should not be flattered by these savage Al-Majoos from Iran. But who will listen …the shia in Iran are flying high at the moment.

        • wargame1

          Qatar ,Saudi Arabia and all other Arab countries should send the sunni mujaheddin in Syria to defend their brothers. What is your problem ? Dont you learn from the action of Al-Majoos from Iran who come running helping their alawite savage against a unjust war? I hope you will see many solders from Saudi Arabia ,Qatar ,UAE etc.

    • wargame1

      Those Shias should have stayed good in Yemen but they are tempted by the Iranian Al-Majoos and falling in to the trap of a Joy ride. When the Yemeni sunni Mujaheddin rise up they will shove the Yemeni RPG up in the the Majoosis and then we see the Alawite situation in Yemen too. Remember the Alawites were riding high against the unarmed protesters but that situation is long gone and now they face a well organized armed sunni Mujaheddin

      Yemen
      Population: 20,024,867
      Percent Shia Muslim: 36%
      Percent Sunni Muslim: 63%

    • wargame1

      Houthi Rebel are defeated and gone back to the village to grow food. They should not be tempted by the Iranian Al-Majoos help. In the end Iranian Majoosis left the Houthi to eat sand. The Alawites are having the same problem.

  • Out of the ashes of the Arab Spring will arise a 10 nation
    confederacy……….

    It is interesting that all the turmoil in the world today is
    happening in the countries listed in Psalm 83 ……..Soon 10 countries will form a 10 nation confederacy out of which the anti-christ will arise……….their common denominator will be their hatred of Israel….and persecution of Christians…..Will they hold the world at ransom for their oil?? Ahmadinejad of Iran also proposed forming a new group of 10 or 11 countries
    to work to end the 18-month Syrian civil war.

    Revelation 17:12-14………. 12 “The ten horns which you
    saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast……….

    Revelation 13:2-3…….2 Now the beast which I saw was like
    a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.

    Revelation 13:4……. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who
    gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

    Psalm 83:……..For behold, Your enemies make a
    tumult; And those who hate You have
    lifted up their head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. 4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” 5 For they have consulted together with one consent; They
    form a confederacy against You: 6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites; 7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assyria also has joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot……………………..

  • Plumbline

    Out of the ashes of the Arab Spring will arise a 10 nation
    confederacy……….

    It is interesting that all the turmoil in the world today is
    happening in the countries listed in Psalm 83 ……..Soon 10 countries will form a 10 nation confederacy out of which the anti-christ will arise……….their common denominator will be their hatred of Israel….and persecution of Christians…..Will they hold the world at ransom for their oil?? Ahmadinejad of Iran also proposed forming a new group of 10 or 11 countries
    to work to end the 18-month Syrian civil war.

    Revelation 17:12-14………. 12 “The ten horns which you
    saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast……….

    Revelation 13:2-3…….2 Now the beast which I saw was like
    a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.

    Revelation 13:4……. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who
    gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

    Psalm 83:……..For behold, Your enemies make a
    tumult; And those who hate You have
    lifted up their head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. 4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” 5 For they have consulted together with one consent; They
    form a confederacy against You: 6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites; 7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; 8 Assyria also has joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot……………………..

  • disqus_e68VGiBKGC

    as long as you put the religion first you will never be able to make a country the country is before any religion your country come first that is where the damn arab going wrong look at them religious body each one do what suite him and no one can questions them

  • disqus_e68VGiBKGC

    as long as you put the religion first you will never be able to make a country the country is before any religion your country come first that is where the damn arab going wrong look at them religious body each one do what suite him and no one can questions them