It’s the world’s worst humanitarian crisis with more than 24 million people – some 80% of the population – in need of assistance. To date over 100,000 have died.
Yemen’s civil war began in 2014 when Houthi insurgents, with links to Iran, took control of the country’s capital and largest city, Sana’a. They captured the presidential palace in January 2015.
Fast forward to the intervention of regional powers, including Iran, and Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia, creating a broader proxy war for control of the country, with the United States supporting the Saudis.
The Heat spoke with the former Foreign Minister of Yemen, Khaled Al-Yamani.
- Abdallah Al-Mouallimi is Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United Nations.
- Alexander Azadgan is a geopolitical analyst and an international political economics professor at Saddleback College.
- Gerald Feierstein served as the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen in the Obama administration. He’s currently the senior vice president of the Middle East Institute.
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 9, 2021
“As the president is taking steps to end the war in Yemen and Saudi Arabia has endorsed a negotiated settlement, the United States is deeply troubled by continued Houthi attacks.” https://t.co/sG3jtio3Pm
— The Independent (@Independent) February 8, 2021