Today, Tuesday, the Yemeni government considered the killing of the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and its virtual ambassador to the Houthi militia, Hassan Erlo, “a blow to the Iranian regime and its project in Yemen.”
This came in the first comment of the Yemeni Minister of Information, Muammar Al-Eryani, on Iran’s recognition of the death of the officer in the Revolutionary Guards, Hassan Erlo.
Al-Eryani said in tweets on his Twitter page, “The Iranian regime pushed the Quds Force officer, Hassan Erlo, as a military governor with absolute powers in the kidnapped capital, Sanaa, marking a new stage of intervention.”
He pointed out that Tehran has thus moved to the fore in managing the political escalation and aborting peaceful solutions to the crisis, and leading military operations on the ground in Marib, Al-Bayda and Shabwa.
The Yemeni Minister of Information added: “The Houthi militia celebrated Hassan Erlo, received him on the red carpet, and enabled him throughout his stay in Sana’a to take its political and military decision, “peace, war”, during which he would practice the rituals of the actual ruler, who leads the celebrations, “visits institutions, inspects the situation,” to reveal to the world its blind subordination and subordination to the Iranian regime.”
He stressed that “a year after the arrival of Erlo as a military ruler, Tehran’s project in Yemen evaporated on the rock of Marib’s courage and steadfastness, and it returned to beg for mediation just to evacuate it, after the Yemenis, with the support of the Saudi-led coalition, stuck their nose in the dirt,” as he put it.
Al-Eryani added – mocking Iran’s promise last Ramadan to enter Ma’rib and break the fast with its dates – saying: “As for Airlo, who tested the strength of the Yemenis, he did not walk back on his feet as he entered it, nor did he taste Ma’rib dates.”
Mystery and speculation are shrouded in the reasons for the killing of the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Hassan Erlo, Iran’s de facto ruler in Sana’a and its hypothetical ambassador.
Without any consideration for the position of the Houthi militia, which denies the existence of the Corona virus, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, announced on Saturday, December 18, the successful transfer of the Iranian leader, Hassan Erlo, “to Iran for the purpose of treatment, given that he was infected with the Corona virus a few days ago.”
Political sources in Sanaa ruled out the validity of the Iranian narrative, given the special care that Airlo enjoys and strict precautionary measures to prevent the covid-19 virus, considering the Iranian announcement in this format a political scandal against the Houthi militia and an indication of its disregard for the lives of Yemenis.
And the local news website “News Yemen” quoted sources working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sana’a that Airlo was transported to Sana’a International Airport, which makes it more likely that he was hit by a coalition airstrike.
Earlier, on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Khatibzadeh, announced the death of Erlu, “who was also a war veteran and was exposed to chemical agents. He was injured in the place of his mission,” as he put it.