Riyadh, Sanaa-The public presence of the Lebanese Hezbollah militants and their military role taking the Houthi rebels’ part have raised questions on the methods they used to reach Yemen.
The Yemeni Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Ahmad Al Dailami, commented on this matter by telling Asharq Al-Awsat that strict instructions were issued by the Yemeni Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ban visas for Lebanese citizens, who are willing to travel to Yemen in the current conditions.
Moreover, informed Yemeni sources predicted that Hezbollah militants might have entered the country illegally through the sea from the borders of some neighboring countries.
These sources didn’t exclude the presence of a possible Iranian role in the logistic support for the infiltration operations of Hezbollah’s militants in order to help Houthi militias and the ousted former President Ali Abdullah Saleh withstand the progress of the pro-legitimacy forces.
For their part, informed sources in Yemen told Asharq Al-Awsat that Hezbollah’s experts present in Yemen are the ones leading and planning for all the military operations implemented by the Houthis and that they supervise the war propaganda for the Houthis.
Latest videos have revealed the involvement of leaders from Hezbollah in scheming for operations in Haradh on Saudi borders in addition to training Houthi rebels to carry out assassinations and take hold cities in Yemen.
Commenting on Hezbollah’s involvement in military acts in Yemen, Najeeb Ghallab, Head of Aljazeera Al-Arabiya Center for Studies and Research, told Asharq Al-Awsat that Hezbollah vandalized Lebanese-Yemeni relations by establishing a terrorist group to spread sectarian thoughts. He added that the Lebanese citizens are free, and they have a historical relation with Yemen as many Lebanese families from different sects originally descend from Yemen; not to
mention of the business ties, in which Yemenis benefited from Lebanese experts.
Ghallab explained that Hezbollah contributed to establishing and founding a rebel movement that destroyed Yemen. He said that the methods Hezbollah used to extend allies in Yemen and form assassination groups let the Houthis turn into a vicious monster devouring the state and its institutions.
Moreover, according to Ghallab, Hezbollah has taken advantage of the economic crisis to build a system of commercial networks similar to the one it has in Lebanon.
Ghallab did not exclude the possibility of Hezbollah taking this scheme to Saudi Arabia through Houthi and Hezbollah movements especially that their rebellion in Yemen might be ending soon.