Daniel Halliday
May 16 · Last update 1 mo. ago.
Could the War in Yemen spill out into a larger conflict in the Arabian Gulf?
Following yesterdays Houthi drone strike on an oil pipeline near Riyadh in Saudi Arabia concern is not just on the failing proxy-war in Yemen but on growing US and Iranian tensions. Some fear this tense situation could descend into a wider conflict in the Arabian Gulf with direct military involvement from the US, following a series of foreign policy decisions to ramp up tensions with Iran and Trump’s veto of a US Congress bill to end US military support of Saudi Arabia in Yemen. How likely is escalation of conflict in this region, and what should be done to deal with this situation?
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No, Iran just needs to deescalate the situation
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Yes, a very real threat
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No, Iran just needs to deescalate the situation

The real supporters of the conflict in Yemen (Iran and the US) have said that there is no intention for conflict between them, so this just shows how much the issue of Houthi rebels needs to be solved, to lower raising tensions between the US and Iran especially considering the recent diplomacy dilemma. Iran is obviously behind the supply of weapons to the Houthis in Yemen, as almost identical drone technology has been built in Iran. Similar drone strikes were also made against United Arab Emirates’ Abu Dhabi Airport last year, making this a pressing issue in the region. There is a more direct threat now posed to Iran by the United States, so Iran needs to help calm the situation and ceasing support for the Houthis would demonstrate that commitment to the region and the international community.

aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/yemen-rebels-attack-abu-dhabi-airport-drone-180726155103669.html aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/houthi-drone-attacks-saudi-show-level-sophistication-190515055550113.html

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Yes, a very real threat

The US is now aggressively pushing to stop Iran exporting oil and pushing Saudi and US oil to fill this space in global oil market, which poses a very real threat as long term Saudi and US intentions to interfere with Iran are being played out in an already tension part of the world. The situation have become very serious in the Arabian Gulf, with a Saudi government that has been pushing the US for war with Iran for the last decade, plus a US National Security Adviser with a history of engineering US war campaigns and a key architect of the Iraq War, John Bolton. Taking this in to consideration the timing seems too coincidental, there is a clear connection between events around the Arabian Gulf and powerful forces that want to see a US war with Iran and are happy to fabricate false flag narratives to get that war.

news.yahoo.com/international-worries-grow-over-us-045508590.html

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