Yemen ‘promises Iran 400,000 troops’ in event of regional war
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By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies

In a startling development amid escalating tensions in the Middle East, Yemen has reportedly pledged the support of 400,000 troops to Iran in the event of a regional war. This announcement follows Israel’s bombing of the Iranian embassy in Syria, which resulted in the death of a top Iranian military officer.

The Iran Observer Twitter/X account, with a substantial following of 233,000, broke the news this afternoon, suggesting that Yemen has bolstered its forces with an additional 200,000 fighters since Israel’s offensive against Palestinians in Gaza began.

According to the account, Yemen’s fighters are prepared to “completely blockade the Red Sea and target US bases in Africa and the Middle East” if hostilities escalate further.

This revelation comes amidst heightened tensions across the region, with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warning of potentially dire consequences in Lebanon. Nasrallah indicated that Hezbollah’s restraint in response to Israeli attacks on Lebanese territory has reached its limits, signaling that “all scenarios” are now on the table.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s Houthi rebels have been actively targeting Israel-bound and -owned shipping vessels off the Yemeni coast. These actions are seen as a response to the International Court of Justice’s recent findings against Israel, highlighting Yemen’s commitment to retaliating against perceived aggression.

As tensions continue to simmer in the region, the prospect of Yemen’s significant military backing for Iran adds a new dimension to the complex geopolitical landscape, raising concerns about the potential for further escalation and instability in the Middle East.

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