“The Saudis committed a big mistake in Yemen and the impacts of the crimes they have committed will certainly backfire on them.”
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
On March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia launched a sanguinary military aggression against its neighbor Yemen in an effort to restore the defunct government of Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Vice president for 17 years under former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Hadi came to power in 2011 under a deal brokered by Saudi royals under US auspices, but resigned in January 2015 after failing to fulfill a power-sharing agreement signed with the Houthis in September 2014. As a result, Hadi was forced to look to his US-backed benefactors to regain his office, but history suggests Saudi efforts not only will fail but will also backfire.
On the surface, the conflict in Yemen appears to be a…
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