Iran’s Next Move
The UN has welcomed the ceasefire hoping for peace to descent over war-torn Yemen that has been caught between the Yemeni rebels and the UN-supported government since 2015. However, one cannot be sure whether the Houthi rebels have a stronghold and say in taking this step.
A Wall Street Journal investigative story has revealed that Iran is actually planning another strike at the Kingdom, and Tehran has been pressurizing the Yemeni rebels to take on the offensive. Further, reports have come in that Saudi Arabia and the US have separately received warnings over a more strike. Saudi Arabia has already started beefing up its security arrangements while the US is said to have sent reinforcement help, wherever needed.
Houthi Thought Divided
Strangely, Mohammed Abdul Salam, the Houthi spokesman has denied the Yemeni rebel group of having given any warning signals to the US or Saudi Arabia through foreign diplomats. This shows weight in the fact that Saudi Arabia is still skeptical over Houthi claims of retreat because the rebel group has been off-late showing signs of disagreement between themselves.
For some in the group, the initial hope of defeating Saudi Arabia, with the help of Iran, seems to be dying a slow death. For the others, there is no better option than to side with Iran and make it happen.
Under the aegis of Mohammed al-Bukhiaiti, a member of the Houthi political council, the majority of the Houthis looks like are more tilted towards the thought that Saudi Arabia should join them in the cease-fire. “Yemen has nothing more to lose,” he has said to The Wall Street Journal. “Yemen and Saudi Arabia have common interests and that is why we hope Saudi leadership will respond to this initiative.”
Iran may actually have not initiated the earlier attack as claimed by the US which Tehran feels is merely a ‘propaganda strategy’ by Trump administration to further isolate Iran. But needled as much as Tehran is, the next attack might actually be by Iran, a catastrophic call of a war which Houthis do not want to be caught in. They may have realized that they are merely becoming insignificant pawns and collateral damage that no one will take the onus of. Their bid of a ceasefire might win them something from the UN if not from Iran, Saudi Arabia or the US.
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