BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Saudi Coalition has accused the Islamic Republican of Iran of supplying the Al-Qaeda terrorist group with weapons in Yemen.
According to a statement on Monday, the Saudi Coalition said that their allied fighters found Iranian-made weapons in the recently captured areas in southern Yemen.
These accusations by the Saudi Coalition come just days after a CNN report alleged that the latter had supplied arms to Al-Qaeda inside of the country.
While it is not clear if Iran, in fact, supplied Al-Qaeda with weapons in Yemen, but the latter has been fighting the anti-government Houthi forces (var. Ansarallah Movement) inside the Al-Bayda Governorate recently.
In addition to fighting the Houthi forces, Al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula has also clashed with the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist group inside of Al-Bayda.
If Iranian weapons were found in Al-Qaeda’s arsenal in Yemen, they could have been seized from the Houthi forces, who the Saudi Coalition alleges is currently being armed by Iran.