Iran went after Yemen for the sole purpose of gaining control over the gulf of Aden.
The gulf-states, Egypt and Jordan have no intention to let that happen, as they shouldn't.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
So far, the Sunni coalition forces include Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Morocco. The US is lending reconnaissance and intelligence data.
SA has suspended international and domestic air traffic at seven southern airports. The UAE has turned off Yemen TV. It is reported that fleeing Yemeni president Hadi is now in Oman. Al Houthi reports that Sana'a International Airport has been struck with many civilian dead. The Saudi air force says that Houthi anti-air systems have been neutralized. Saudi jets struck Houthi positions in their stronghold province of Saada near the Saudi border and also struck the compound of the US-trained Yemeni Special Forces which is controlled by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh who is allied with the Houthi.
Iran termed the coalition operation an "invasion" and a "dangerous step" that will worsen the crisis in Yemen.
Crimea is illegally occupied by Russia
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
It appears the Saud has requested for ground forces to go in.....the escalation prompted Putin to contact Iran.
Russia's Putin to Iran: Immediate ceasefire needed in Yemen.....
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin called for an "immediate cessation of military activities" in Yemen in phone conversations with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, the Kremlin said in a statement on Thursday.
Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militias have seized large parts of Yemen. The conflict deepened on Thursday when warplanes from Sunni Muslim power Saudi Arabia attacked Houthi positions in Yemen, drawing protests from Tehran......snip~
Russia's Putin to Iran: Immediate ceasefire needed in Yemen
Turkey's Erdogan says Iran and 'terrorist groups' must leave Yemen: France 24.....
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Thursday as saying Turkey may consider providing logistical support to the Saudi-led military mission in Yemen and called on Iran and "terrorist groups" to withdraw from the country.
"Turkey may consider providing logistical support based on the evolution of the situation," Erdogan told France 24 in an interview, extracts of which were published on its website and by Turkish broadcasters.....snip~
Turkey's Erdogan says Iran and 'terrorist groups' must leave Yemen: France 24
Pakistan says it will respond to any threat to Saudi Arabia.....
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's office said on Thursday any threat to Saudi Arabia would "evoke a strong response" from Islamabad. Sharif chaired a "high-level meeting" in which he said Pakistan enjoyed close and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
Pakistan would send a delegation, including military officials, to Saudi Arabia on Friday, the statement said. Pakistan was considering a request from Saudi Arabia for troops to send to Yemen, the foreign office said on Thursday.....snip~
Pakistan says it will respond to any threat to Saudi Arabia
Four Egyptian naval vessels en route to secure Gulf of Aden: sources....
CAIRO (Reuters) - Four Egyptian naval vessels have crossed the Suez Canal en route to Yemen to secure the Gulf of Aden, maritime sources at the Suez Canal said on Thursday.
The sources said they expected the vessels to reach the Red Sea by Thursday evening.....snip~
Four Egyptian naval vessels en route to secure Gulf of Aden: sources
Egypt seizes Bab el Mandeb ahead of Iran. Saudis bomb Iran-backed Yemeni Houthis. US launches air strikes over Tikrit
U.S. will work to ensure Bab-el-Mandeb strait remains open -U.S. general | Reuters
And Im reading reports (twitter) that Turkey and Sudan are joining coalition forces.
Seems lots of nations are worried about Iranian power expanding into Yemen.
Last edited by US Conservative; 03-26-15 at 04:25 PM.