Staff writer, Al Arabiya, 28 April 2017 - US officials have revealed that elaborate discussions are taking place within the administration of President Donald Trump that will provide more assistance to the Gulf States in their war against the Houthi militias and their Iranian allies.
According to Reuters, they explained that this aid includes expanding the range of intelligence provided by Washington. Administration officials have not ruled out US assistance in the battle to be waged by the coalition and the Yemeni army on the port of al-Hudaydah, explaining that they would not strike at Houthi targets or deploy ground troops.
According to sources, the naval support will be through maritime surveillance and preventing arm smuggling to the militias across the Red Sea while the intelligence aid will provide more Intel on the movements of the Houthis that Americans are monitoring through the satellites.
The new US administration is aware that the conflict in Yemen has been stirred by Iranian interference, which has become an obstacle to the war on al-Qaeda and threatens the strategically important Bab Al Mandab strait.
Observers confirm that Iran is helping to raise the level of proficiency of guerrilla fighters. The commander of the US Central Command’s Marine Corps believes that the militias have weapons they did not have before the war, including long range Ballistic missiles.
An Emirati official revealed that the militias have aircraft, anti-tank missiles, ships and land and marine mines.