Yemeni Government Blames Houthis, Iran for Aden Attack, Calls on World to Label Militia ‘Terrorists’

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At least 26 people were killed and more than 50 others injured in a ballistic missile strike on the Aden Airport Wednesday as a government plane arrived from Saudi Arabia with members of a new coalition onboard. The Houthi militia group denies having anything to do with the attack and alleges the Saudis themselves are responsible for the violence.

The Houthi militia and their alleged Iranian backers are to blame for Wednesday’s deadly attack on the Aden Airport, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed has alleged.

“Intelligence also indicates that some Iranian experts were preparing for such an operation over the last few months,” he added.

Saeed urged other nations to formally designate the Houthis as a terrorist entity, suggesting the attack on Aden proved their nature beyond a shadow of a doubt.

The Houthis are designated as a terrorist group by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Malaysia. Other countries, including the US, have yet to do so.

Later in the day, Saeed posted footage of himself visiting a hospital flanked by security personnel to talk with people injured in the attack, and repeated his allegations against the Houthis and Iran.

“Just as Iran and its Houthi proxies were responsible for the coup and the war, so too do they clearly stand behind the heinous terrorist crime of the attack on Aden International Airport and the attempt to liquidate the government and to target…

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