Lebanese Scholar Sayyed Mohamed Ali El Husseini hailed on Monday the Saudi-led ” Decisive Storm” in Yemen as being a timely Operation to stop the Iranian use of the Houthis to expand its dominance of the region.
During an interview with Okaz newspaper , he expressed hope that the Saudi -led operation will restore stability in Yemen. He also said he has full confidence in Saudi King Salman’s ability to end the Iranian expansion in the region
The top shiite cleric is considered to be one of the most prominent scholars of the Arabic and Islamic world. He is known for “his open-minded, intellectual and political attitudes and moderate and unionistic religious positions that reject separation and sedition propagandists”, according to local media reports .
In 2009 he launched the Islamic Arab Council group to fight the enemies of Arabs and stressed the Arab identity of the group as opposed to Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran.
When asked about the source of funding, Husseini said it comes from individuals and not countries and is open anyone to join, whether Sunni or Shiite.
Husseini is the author of more than 70 books on Islamic and political issues. Some of these books were translated into English.
For the past few years the Shiite cleric has been warning of the Iranian project , which he said ” ultimately seeks to establish a totalitarian religious empire that extends its influence in Iran and the Arab countries. ”