Yemen's Houthis Should Fear Saudi Weapons of War

Led by Saudi Arabia, a coalition of Arab states began an intervention in Yemen’s complex civil war. The speed, scope and decisiveness of Saudi Arabia’s action continue to astound the world, including the United States, which only had a “brief warning that Saudi airpower was about to be unleashed.” The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who follow the Zaidi school of Shia Islam, the target of Saudi Arabia’s intervention, have strong reason to fear Saudi Arabia-- a country with the logistical capability to assemble a large battlefield coalition and a fearsome arsenal. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacted to the news while in Switzerland, calling Saudia Arabia's act a "dangerous move."



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