UN experts say Iran fuel is financing Yemen rebels' war
UNITED NATIONS - UN experts say fuel is being shipped illegally from Iran to their Houthi Shia proxy-rebels in Yemen to finance their war against the government.
In a report to the Security Council seen by AP on Friday, the experts painted a grim picture of a "deeply fractured" country sliding toward "humanitarian and economic catastrophe" with no sign of victory by either side.
The experts said the Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen's government made "significant progress" against the Houthis in 2018 — but their aim of restoring government authority throughout the country "is far from being realised."
At the same time, the experts said "the Houthi leadership has continued to consolidate its hold over government and non-government institutions."