Head Of Yemen's Ansar Allah (Houthis) Supreme Revolutionary Committee: Russia And China Should Partner Militarily With Houthis Against Their Mutual Enemy

March 14, 2024

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On March 14, 2024, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, the Head of Yemen's Iran-backed Ansar Allah (Houthi) Supreme Revolutionary Committee published a post on his account on X (formerly Twitter) calling on China and Russia to partner militarily with Houthi security forces, arguing they all share one mutual enemy – the U.S..[1]

The post comes amid notable escalation in attacks by the Houthis targeting merchant ships in the Red Sea in the name of solidarity with the October 7 attack by Hamas against Israel.

"It is possible to partner with Russia [and] China, as well as any Arab or Islamic country that would like to exchange experiences with the Yemeni armed forces, since the enemy is one, and the Yemeni army today has distinctive naval operation experience based on an actual reality, far from maneuvers or studying the enemy from a distance, and [far from] theories of experts influenced by American propaganda."

Russian Media: Houthis Tested Hypersonic Missile

On the same day, Russian official media reported that the Houthis in Yemen claim that they have a new hypersonic missile in their arsenal, which may increase the danger posed by their ongoing attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea and surrounding waterways.

The report was published by the state-run RIA Novosti news agency, citing an unnamed Houthi official as saying that "the group's missile forces succeeded in testing a missile capable of reaching a speed of up to Mach 8 and running on solid fuel."[2]

The official pointed out that the Houthis "intend to use [the new missile] during attacks in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, as well as against targets in Israel."


[1] X, March 13, 2024.

[2] March 14, 2024.

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