US Expected to Sanction Iran Because of Worsening Conditions in Yemen

Amid Worsening Saudi War Crimes, Hawks Look to Target Iran

With thousands dead in a Saudi air war against Yemen, and potentially millions facing starvation because of the Saudi-led naval blockade against Yemen, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is looking to act: against Iran.

Iran has little to nothing to do with the Yemen War, of course, but Saudis have pushed the narrative that the Shi’ite Iranians are backing the Shi’ite Houthi movement, even though they’re different types of Shi’ites, and the factions had no known contacts before the Saudi invasion.

House officials are eating up the Saudi allegations, however, pushing a bill that threatens to punish Iran even further if they don’t “stop” arming the Houthis, which would be difficult for Iran to prove since there’s little evidence they’ve ever armed the Houthis more than a token amount.

This is one of a series of new “target Iran” bills moving through Congress right now, with others attempting to threaten them for having missiles, and also for trying to buy civilian airplanes for commercial airline travel.

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