Iran’s Quds Force commander acting as de facto ruler of Houthi-held areas

A senior Yemeni official was cited by state news agency SABA. Iran’s Quds Force commander Hassan Erlo is acting as de facto ruler of areas controlled by the Houthi militia.

Erlo’s movements are highlighted through the Houthis’ media outfit, confirm that he is acting as a leader, Muammar Al-Eryani, Yemen’s minister of information, culture, and tourism, said on Wednesday.

Eryani added that these actions affirm that the Houthi leadership takes political, military, and administrative orders from the Iranian regime.

The minister claimed that these practices reveal to the international community Iran’s attempts to impose its control on Yemen as part of its “expansion project in the entire region,” the report said, and that the Houthi militia was “a dirty tool to implement this project.”