Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi’ite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say.
The White House is signaling its support for a new congressional effort to cut all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority for its continued support of terrorism against Israelis and Americans, according to senior lawmakers and senior White House officials.
Nearly a dozen Arab nations accused Iran on Monday of sponsoring “terrorism” throughout the Middle East while increasing support for jihadist groups since signing the international nuclear deal last summer.
Donald Trump was widely criticized after telling the New York Times last month that he would not offer military support to NATO allies attacked by Russia that have not “fulfilled their obligations to us.”
Israel is America’s “indispensable ally” in fighting radical Islamic terrorism, but the U.S. does not have a coherent strategy for countering the threat, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said in an interview during his visit to the Jewish state this week.