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US-British Strikes on Yemen Seek to Provoke Wider War with Iran

-US-British strikes on Yemen have predictably only escalated regional tensions;

-Yemen has been targeted for years not only by US-British backed Saudi air and missile strikes, but also a multi-year, Saudi-led ground invasion, neither of which impacted Ansar Allah’s military capabilities;

– US-British strikes on Yemen have only made passage through the Red Sea more dangerous, delaying by many months the possibility of commercial shipping returning to the route;

– US policy papers have laid out the ultimate objective for the region is removing Iran as a competitor through regime change using covert action within Iran while undermining Iranian allies across the region;

– Rather than attempting to de escalate and stabilize the region, it is clear the US is determined to do exactly the opposite, ultimately hoping to draw Iran into a direct confrontation;


NEO – US-British Attacks on Yemen a Portent for Wider War (January 16, 2024):
CNN – US and UK carry out strikes against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen (January 12, 2024):
NY Times – Army Special Forces Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels (2018):

Guardian – ‘The Saudis couldn’t do it without us’: the UK’s true role in Yemen’s deadly war (2019):
Vox – The US may still be helping Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war after all (2021):
Euronews Business – Red Sea trade route still months away from safety, says Maersk boss (January 12, 2024):
BBC – Biden says US strikes on Houthis in Yemen have not stopped Red Sea attacks (January 19, 2024):
Reuters – US personnel suffer minor injuries in Iraq base attack: U.S. official (January 21, 2024):
Defense News – Patriot missile defense systems now active in Iraq, say US officials (April 2020):

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