Thank You Saudi Arabia



  • WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia said Thursday that five Muslim countries including Egypt and Pakistan want to participate in the Gulf-led military coalition against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen.

    Together with Jordan, Morocco and Sudan, they have “expressed desire to participate in the operation” against the rebels, which the kingdom dubbed “Firmness Storm”, Saudi SPA state news agency said.

    Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, announced earlier a decision to “answer the call of President Hadi to protect Yemen and his people from the aggression of the (Shia) Houthi militia.“

    The Kingdom and its allies launched air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters, who have tightened their grip in southern city of Aden where the country's president had taken refuge, the Saudi envoy to Washington said on Wednesday.

    The kingdom's ambassador to the United States announced from Washington that a coalition of 10 countries, including the five Gulf monarchies, had been set up to protect the Yemeni government.

    He declined to give any information on Hadi's whereabouts, but said the president, who has fled his residence, was still running the government along with members of his Cabinet.

    Jubeir said Iranian-backed Houthi Shia militants were now in control of the Yemeni air force and of the country's ballistic weapons.

    “This is a very dangerous situation and we must do everything we can, to protect the people of Yemen and protect the legitimate government of Yemen,” Jubeir told a news conference at the embassy.

    He told reporters that Saudi Arabia had consulted with the United States but that Washington was not participating in the military operation.

    A US official who asked not be named told Reuters that the United States was providing support to Saudi Arabia as it carries out its operation, but gave no details.

    Jubeir said the operation, which was launched at 2300 GMT on Wednesday in response to a request for assistance by Hadi, was not limited to one particular city or region.

    “We have air assets from a number of countries in the kingdom and we have military assets that are on their way to the kingdom to participate in these operations,” Jubeir said.

    Jubeir did not name any of the countries involved in the “10-strong coalition” but said it included Saudi Arabia's Gulf Arab allies.

    Read: Houthis consolidate control over Yemen state institutions

    These latest developments follow a southward advance by Houthi militants, who are said to be backed by Iran, who took control of the capital Sanaa in September and seized the central city of Taiz at the weekend as they move closer to the new southern base of US-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

    Iran condemns assault

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned on Thursday the military operation by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies in Yemen, state television reported.

    It gave no further details.

    Iran denies providing money and training to the Shia Houthi militia in Yemen, as claimed by some Western and Yemeni officials.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1171994/saudi-arabia-allies-launch-air-strikes-against-houthis-in-yemen



  • Well Done Muslims

    Get united agaisnt Khawarjee, in what ever shape like ISIS, Diash, Al Qaida, Taliban, Hizb Ullah, Gullu Qadri Firqa where ever they are Jihad must be waged.

    Muslims must know, Khawarjee will only be get united when Dajjal will lead them.

    Islam Zindabad

    Khawarjee branded Shariet or un ky facilitators par LANAT.



  • @Shirazi Jee

    So when Nawaz Sharif will payback to his masters by getting in an international war on the side of Wahabi Masters?

    Also, isn't this necessary to appease their local base of Takfiri organizations.



  • "Jihad must be waged."

    And who has authority to do that?

    His Highness King of Saudi Arabia, of course!!



  • ok, this is getting very dangerous now.

    Pakistan is part of coalition, Saudia says but not actively participating in the conflict.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2015/03/150326_saudi_demand_yemen_intervention_sr

    Iran not liking it

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/world/2015/03/150326_tehran_condemn_fz

    Lashkar-e-jhangvi and sipah mohammad waloo kay mazay...

    dollars kee baarish.

    I just hope Pak keeps out of this militarily.

    Iran getting out of its mind.



  • At least Saudi Arabia is telling us Pakistan has joined another Jihad. But I recall PM Nawaz Sharif last week or so said Pakistan will stay out of sectarian conflicit in ME.



  • @bsobaid Jee

    "hope Pak keeps out of this militarily."

    Why shouldn't NS payback to his masters in KSA and rumour is that tens of thousands of Pakistani personels are already in KSA at the borders of Yemen. We will know more about level of involvement when dead bodies will come to Pakistan. Remember, Pakistan is the largest supplier of mercenary forces to the world.



  • No where armed gangs or militia should be allowed to overrun whether

    they are shia houtis or sunni ISIS ETC. We have already seen the

    cosequences in libya, syria,Iraq and even our own country.



  • Is it just the beginning of world war III ?

    A total elimination of Islamic world by Muslims themselves seems to be quite visible one for sure.





  • After Waziristan and Karachi Miyan expanded his security provider role ....


    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan.

    This was said by Nawaz while chairing a high-level meeting at the PM House to discuss recent developments in the Middle East and to examine Saudi Arabia's request to join the Gulf-led operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen, said a statement issued by PM House on Thursday.

    The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.

    Nawaz said Pakistan enjoys close and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and attaches great importance to their security.

    The participants of the meeting decided that a high-level delegation will visit Saudi Arabia on Friday to assess the situation. Khawaja Asif, Sartaj Aziz along with senior representatives from the armed forces will be part of the delegation in this regard, the statement added.

    Earlier, the Foreign Office said Pakistan was examining Saudi Arabia's request.

    Sartaj Aziz confirmed that top Saudi officials had contacted the Pakistani leadership requesting it to join the Yemen operation. A decision has not yet been taken, Aziz said.

    He further said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had summoned a high-level meeting this evening to consult his close aides over the matter.

    Earlier during the day, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam told reporters at the weekly media briefing in Islamabad that Saudi Arabia had contacted Pakistan on an emergency basis and extended the invitation to join the operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

    She did not specify the details of the request made by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan but said that the matter was being examined.

    Aslam said that the Pakistani mission in Yemen has been placed on alert and has been asked to keep in touch with the Pakistan community residing there.

    "The Pakistani community has been asked to be ready for possible evacuation," she further said.

    The Foreign Office spokesperson said that no decision has been made by Islamabad with regard to closing its mission in Sanaa.

    Read: Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes against Houthis in Yemen

    Diplomatic sources told DawnNews that a top Saudi functionary has contacted the top leadership of Pakistan over telephone and sought Pakistan's cooperation in the offensive launched in Yemen.

    Although Pakistani authorities have given a hint of cooperation, they told the Saudis that a final decision will be take after consulting the military.

    Sources also said the Pakistan permanent mission to UN is also being briefed on this latest crisis.

    Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, Saudi officials said, to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden, where the US-supported Yemeni president had taken refuge.

    Gulf broadcaster al-Arabiya TV reported that the kingdom was contributing as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes to the operations and that allies Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and Pakistan were ready to take part in a ground offensive in Yemen.

    Saudi Arabia's SPA state news agency later said that five Muslim countries including Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Sudan want to participate in the Gulf-led military coalition against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen.

    They have “expressed desire to participate in the operation” against the rebels, which the kingdom dubbed “Firmness Storm”, the state news agency further said.

    Read: Houthis consolidate control over Yemen state institutions

    These latest developments follow a southward advance by Houthi militants, who are said to be backed by Iran, who took control of the capital Sanaa in September and seized the central city of Taiz at the weekend as they move closer to the new southern base of US-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

    Iran condemns assault

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned on Thursday the military operation by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies in Yemen, state television reported.

    It gave no further details.

    Iran denies providing money and training to the Shia Houthi militia in Yemen, as claimed by some Western and Yemeni officials.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1172016/threat-to-s-arabia-will-evoke-strong-reaction-from-pakistan-nawaz



  • Myth or Fact: Houthis are Shias ( meaning followers) of Ali ibne Abi Talib following Fiqh e Jafria Faith. (Jurisprudence documented by the Jafar ibne Mohammad ibne Ali ibne Hussain ibne Ali ibne Abu Talib)

    It is a Myth

    Houthis are Zaidiyya Shias (meaning followers) of Zayd and are followers of Zaydi jurisprudence.

    Shia means follower in Arabic.



  • Looks like Iranian Mullahs are making more trouble than they can handle!

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries.

    Turkey earlier said it supports the Saudi-led military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and called on the militia group and its "foreign supporters" to abandon acts which threaten peace and security in the region.

    "Iran is trying to dominate the region," Erdogan said in a press conference. "Could this be allowed? This has begun annoying us, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. This is really not tolerable and Iran has to see this."

    Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at Houthi forces in Yemen, who have taken over much of the country in their campaign to oust President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

    The Saudi-led intervention marked a major escalation of the Yemen crisis, in which Iran supports the Shi'ite Muslim Houthis, and Sunni Muslim monarchies in the Gulf back Hadi and his fellow Sunni loyalists in Yemen's south.

    Erdogan said the conflict has evolved into a sectarian one and urged Iran to withdraw. "Iran has to change its view. It has to withdraw any forces, whatever it has in Yemen, as well as Syria and Iraq and respect their territorial integrity," he said.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/26/us-yemen-security-turkey-idUSKBN0MM2N820150326



  • Reports are saying NS has ordered to leave some army contingent

    for Arabia!Turkey might be next.

    Interesting times for Iranian Mullahs are ahead, they have lived

    beyond their organic life!



  • I visited Iran in 90s. I was impressed by ordinary

    Iranians ,their culture, their open mindedness. Ordinary

    Iranians in Urban centres absolutely hated mullahs ....

    I am still surprised how Mullahs are still in rule.

    Mullahs Brutality was legendary even by Pakistani standards but

    even then I thought their rule would be over by turn of century but...might be time is now. Persia is too beautiful culture to

    be subjugated by Mullahs!



  • Pakistan must not send its troops to fight for the interests of any foreign country.



  • Notice:I do not support sending both regular pakistani army...

    and religious militants sponsored by our establishment outside Pakistan to any country whether muslim or non Muslim.

    But what Iranian Mullahs been doing for long specially since Iraq War. They are sponsoring sectarians outfits from Iraq, Lebanon, syria, bahrain, lebanon, yemen,saudi shites etc .

    It was natural conclusion that some countries are going to check

    them b/c neither Iran nor shias are as omnipotent as Iranians mullahs took it to.

    Iranians should stop sponsoring sectarian outfits in countries

    arouns them otherwise as uradgan said" Iran has to see this that it is not tolerable".



  • Its good

    NS taking revenge from ghulail



  • Miyan Saab and our establishment is taking this anti Shia jihad to the next level. Explosions in in Imam Bargahs aren't enough now they will launch ariel attacks and artillery fires on Shias and when tie is apt they will slit their throats.

    Saudis are trying to make this global affair

    1200 Million Sunnis vs 200 Million Shias



  • @Shirazi Jee

    "1200 Million Sunnis vs 200 Million Shias"

    I wouldn't call it Sunni vs Shias.

    KSA can only influence those who adhere to their Wahabi version of Islam. Only a small percentage of muslim follow that philosophy. Mainly it is followed by ISIS, Alqaida, Taliban, TTP, LeJ, LI, ASWJ and their political wings. Most of muslims are smart enough to understand that acts of terrorism are sourced through the philosophy that originate from KSA. Without funds provided by KSA and their affiliates these terrorists organizations cannot survive.

    Muslms who are tired off the terrorist activities sourced through Saudi Philosophy of Islam will soon stand up against KSA and its satellite countries.