Sep 22, 2021 16:26 UTC
  • US caught between fleeing and facing defeat in Yemen: Gen. Salami

The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the United States is stuck between two "evil" choices of staying in Yemen and facing defeat, or leaving the war and be stigmatized for fleeing.

“The enemy is caught between two evils. The [Islamic] Revolution has harnessed the enemy in such a way that if the enemy stays it should pay the price and if it leaves it has fled. The enemy will get shattered if it stays in Yemen, and it would be [deemed] fleeing if it leaves,” Major General Hossein Salami said during a ceremony to mark commanders on Wednesday, Press TV reported.

He said that the Americans have failed even in employing their tactics in wars irrespective of their state-of-the-art arms and weapons.

“The army which is [believed to be] the world’s most modern army withdrew from Afghanistan so shamefully that it left behind most of its weapons,” he noted.

The US has been providing logistical support and transferring spare parts to Saudi warplanes conducting air strikes against Yemen since the Riyadh-led military aggression against the impoverished country.

Last week, the US State Department approved a potential agreement covering up to $500 million in military support services for Saudi Arabia, and sent the agreement to Congress for review, the Pentagon said.

It was the first major military agreement for Saudi Arabia sent to Congress since Joe Biden took office on January 20.

In a letter sent on Monday, more than 50 anti-war groups urged US lawmakers to use the annual defense policy bill to end American support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.