Houthi of Yemen appoint an ambassador to Iran
The Houthi militia group in Yemen announced the appointment of their “ambassador” to Tehran. Their decision was condemned by the legitimate president of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and his government, which is recognized as the only official government of Yemen by the world.
Almasirah TV, which belongs to Houthis, announced on Saturday night of August 17 that Ibrahim al-Dailami has been appointed as Houthi’s ambassador to Tehran.
This decision was made a few days after a meeting between several high-ranking Houthi officials and the leader of the Islamic Republic, Ali Khamenei, in Tehran.
In this meeting, the Houthi delegation delivered a letter from the leader of Houthis, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, to Ali Khamenei.
The official government of Yemen, now located in Aden, has issued a statement calling this appointment “a clear violation of international laws.”
The Houthis government in Sanaa is not recognized by any government in the world.
However, Iranian media have reported meetings between Houthi representatives from Ansar Allah and the ambassadors of Germany, France, Britain, and Italy.
According to the reports, the 4 ambassadors conveyed the views of their countries regarding the crisis in Yemen.
In a speech on Saturday, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi defended relations with Iran, and referred to Iran as “the only honest supporter of our nation” who “condemns the aggression”.
Regarding the recent Houthi drone attack on a Saudi oil facility, al-Houthi stated: “Today’s drone attack is the largest operation performed by Houthis since the beginning of the attacks to this day.” He explained that the operation was performed by 10 planes.
Iran does not hide its support of Houthis but denies sending them any weapons. However, weapons, missiles, and drones acquired from Houthis show close similarity to the Iranian products.