On January 21, 2022, Al-Alam TV (Iran) aired a panel in which various pundits discussed potential retaliatory steps that the Houthis can take in response to the recent escalation of the conflict in Yemen. Lebanese international affairs expert Abdo Laqis said that well-known towers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are legitimate targets because they house military command centers. He also said that Israel, the U.S., and Britain will be affected by the Houthi retaliation because they are the ones "directing" the war against the Yemeni people. For more information about Abdo Laqis, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 9088, 8032 and 7954.
Abdo Laqis: "A retaliatory action is being prepared quickly, and it will target the command and control centers from where the Zionists, American, and British orders are issued. They are found in well-known towers in those countries [UAE and KSA]. These towers are legitimate targets for retaliation, since there are command and control centers inside the towers and in the basements that oversee the hostile operations against the Yemeni people. This is one of their vulnerabilities.
"The retaliation might include countries that have not been included so far in the retaliation strikes of the Yemeni army. Therefore, I believe that all those who have been taking part in this aggression against the Yemeni people, which has been going on for more than 7 years... We will witness an escalation of the retaliatory actions, and they will affect these countries. The Zionist entity, the U.S., and Britain should beware of the retaliation [strikes], because they will be included in them, since it is they who are actually directing the war against the Yemeni people and the Yemeni army."