The Yemeni deputy defense minister Abdel Kader al-Amudi has accused Iran of supplying ballistic missiles to the Houthi movement and assisting the rebels in modernizing old rockets.
“Iran is directly involved in the ongoing war. Tehran supplies the Houthis with ballistic missiles and helps them to improve those missiles that were previously used by the Yemeni army, which have now come into the possession of the rebels,” the official stated.
He also noted that only small groups of the foreign forces, from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Sudan assist the government in its fight against the Houthis, while the overwhelming majority of the government forces consists of the Yemeni soldiers.
The country has been engulfed in an ongoing conflict between the government and the Houthi movement.