Yemen’s government has confirmed that the Lebanese Hezbollah is involved directly in the war in Yemen between the legitimate government and al-Houthi militia and forces loyal to the ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The official Yemen News Agency quoted the official Yemeni government spokesman Rajeh Badi as saying that the government has many documents and physical evidence showing the extent of the involvement of individuals belonging to the Hezbollah in the war against the Houthi militia on the Yemeni people.
He added that its fighters have been deployed to help al-Houthi militants and the supporters of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
"The participation of the Hezbollah in the missions they carry out in Yemen has intensified on several levels, and is not confined to the official ‘moral support’ claim," he added.
"They are actually participating on the ground through training militia members in fighting. They are present on the border with Saudi Arabia, planning battles, arranging infiltration attempts and carrying out sabotage operations inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," he said.
In a statement to the Yemeni News Agency, Badi said that the evidence was robust. "Hezbollah cannot deny its role in the devastation and the obvious moral and logistical support it is providing. Hezbollah is directly responsible for prolonging the war and for bringing devastation to Yemen and its people in a blatant violation of United Nations Resolution 2216 and in a flagrant challenge to the international community," he added.