Hezbollah is showing its support for Yemen’s Houthis rebels

October 21, 2018

An elusive leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, has recently raised his voice in support of the Iranian-backed Houthi insurgency in Yemen. His speech paid a particularly reflect homage to the Houthis. “I, and all my brothers and the resistance in the world … should bow in tribute to those fighters,” he said, before adding: “I am ashamed to not be among you.” The Yemeni government responded indignantly. Yemeni Foreign Minister wrote to his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil complaining that Nasrallah was “blatantly interfering in internal [Yemeni] affairs”.In mid-August, two months after the Arab Coalition started a major offensive to retake the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, Hezbollah pushed the display of solidarity even further during its annual commemorations of the 2006 war it fought

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