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Where's Suleiman? More to the point, Where's Iran?

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Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Apr 6, 2015 at 01:47

Yes, Daniel. DEBKA was not the only source reporting this. Note:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/03/27/Iranian-IRGC-commander-Qassem-Suleimani-headed-to-Yemen-report.html

Suleimani, as it turns out, was in Iran at the tiime:

http://en.alalam.ir/news/1689583

The bigger question, is how deeply Iran is directly involved in Yemen, and how eager they are to openly back the Saleh-Houthi coalition. If they desert the coalition, they lose face at the hand of the Saudis. If they turn this into a blatant Saudi-Iranian conflict, though, they risk the war spreading to Iran itself -- in which case, Israel may well help the Saudis. I notice that lately, the revolutionary government in Yemen has been trying to cement its gains with a ceasefire -- which the Saudis would be foolish to accept.

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