Iran Fueling a War Leading 20 Million to Famine

The president of Yemen, home to an eight-year-old civil war and arguably the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that as many as 20 million people in his country are facing famine.

Rashad Mohammed Al-Alimi, who took over from former President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in April, denounced the violent Islamist regime in Iran for supporting the Shiite Houthi militias that began the war by invading the nation’s capital, Sanaa, in 2014 and “interfering in our domestic affairs in an absolutely unacceptable way.” He urged the United Nations to respect the global sanctions on Iran’s economy and add to them to prevent funding from Tehran to go towards weapons for the Houthis.

The Houthi attack in 2014 resulted in the group — a jihadist terrorist group whose motto is “Allahu akbar, death to the United States, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews, victory for Islam” — taking over Sanaa and forcing the legitimate,…

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