Iran-Backed Militia Taken Off Terror List by Biden Storm US Embassy in Yemen, Seize Hostages and Equipment

BUBIYAN ISLAND, Kuwait ? Tank crewmen with Company G, Battalion Landing Team 2/4, have their tank positioned in an open area Nov. 21 where they are able to operate the vehicle for the first time since deploying with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit two months ago. While deployed on ship, the tanks are positioned inches from each other and have no opportunity for movement. / U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jeffrey Belovarac

As Biden-Harris desperately continues to appease Iran and get it to return to the failed Obama-Biden 2015 nuclear deal, Iran responds with even more militia attacks against the United States and its allies. Recently Iranian-backed militants attempted to assassinate Iraq’s prime minister, and now Iranian-back Houthi terrorists have stormed the U.S. embassy facility in Sana’a, Yemen.

In the first attack, President Biden avoided blaming Iran, in this attack Team Biden is also ignoring the Iranian connection.

Ironically, in February, Team Biden removed the Houthis from its foreign terrorist watch list and announced the end of U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition’s offensive operations, pledging diplomatic efforts instead. It then named diplomat Timothy Lenderking as a special envoy to Yemen.

There were no Americans at the compound when it was breached since the American ambassador and key staff was relocated to Saudi Arabia in 2015. However, local Yemeni U.S. embassy staff remained, and many were taken hostage.

But coming only days after Iran celebrated the 42 year anniversary of its November 4, 1979 takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran isn’t a coincidence. That takeover, while Jimmy Carter was in officers, launched a 444 hostage crisis with American diplomats being held until President Ronald Reagan was inaugurated.

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

A group of Houthi rebels reportedly stormed the U.S. compound on Wednesday seeking “large quantities of equipment and materials,” according to regional reports translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute [MEMRI]. The raid comes just five days after the Houthis kidnapped Yemeni nationals who work for the U.S. embassy.

“The alleged raid comes after the Houthis kidnapped three Yemeni nationals affiliated with the U.S. Embassy from one of the employee’s private residences in Sana’a on November 5,” according to MEMRI. At least 22 other Yemenis were kidnapped by the Houthis in recent weeks, “most of whom worked on the security staff guarding the embassy grounds,” according to MEMRI.

The Free Beacon continued by reporting that:

The State Department confirmed to the Free Beacon that the Yemeni staffers are being detained without explanation and that the Iran-backed militants stole property after breaching the American facility in Sana’a, which housed U.S. embassy staff prior to the suspension of operations there in 2015.

“The United States has been unceasing in its diplomatic efforts to secure their release,” a State Department spokesman told the Free Beacon. “The majority of the detained have been released, but the Houthis continue to detain additional Yemeni employees of the embassy.”

Those still being held are “detained without explanation and we call for their immediate release,” the State Department spokesman said.

Among those who were kidnapped and held by the Houthis include a former embassy employee, an economic officer, and a U.S. Agency for International Development employee, according to MEMRI.

A State Department spokesperson said: “We call on the Houthis to immediately vacate it and return all seized property,” the spokesman said. “The U.S. government will continue its diplomatic efforts to secure the release of our staff and the vacating of our compound, including through our international partners.” ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Richard L Scott
Richard L Scott
26 days ago

I want Biden and Harris impeached NOW!

Jawad
Jawad
26 days ago

My sainted Mother used to say: ‘There’s no fool like an OLD fool.’

Dakota
Dakota
25 days ago

Biden and the idiot Vice President and Pelosi need to be gone and until the people of the United States get some backbone and take our country back by whatever means necessary we are going to be treated like peasants in a 3rd world country.

Paul Russell sr
Paul Russell sr
24 days ago
Reply to  Dakota

We need to blow this compound up and bombshell themselves get Harris to blow them which she can do great


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