Iran’s Role in the Marib Humanitarian Disaster

Press Release | Republic Underground, Timberwolf Phoenix LLC 

April 14, 2021 

Join moderator Irina Tsukerman, Media Vice President, Timberwolf Phoenix LLC, with special guests Ellie Cohanim, Former US Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism, Michael Johns, SR. National Tea Party movement co-founder and leader and White House speechwriter to President George H. W. Bush , Nageeb Alsadee ,Head of the Executive Unit for the Displaced, and Simone Ledeen, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East. 

The event will be held April 16 in touching on two important issues. This first is titled Second Marib Offensive, and will focus on the changes in the US defense policy in Yemen, and the failure of the human rights sanctions to contain Iran to be held and the second is entitled Briefing on the Marib Conference and will address the humanitarian repercussions of the Houthi-led offensive. The panel will take place at 10 am New York time, 5 pm Jeddah time.

Overview 
Iran’s Role in the Humanitarian Disaster in Marib will introduce the conclusions of the Marib conference to the western audiences and provide a forum for an open discussion between Yemeni activists on the ground and American policy specialists.

The conference will examine Houthi’s military and intelligence ties to Iran, the effects of the Marib offensive, the diversion of humanitarian aid by Houthis, and the results of the changes in US policy on sanctions and aid distribution. It will also address why the human rights sanctions on Iran have failed to stop violations by Iran and its proxies, and what can and should be done to protect civilians in Marib.

Overview of speakers’ statements

Ledeen will speak on the Houthi offensive on Marib, military/intelligence ties to Iran, and US defense policy on the Arab Coalition past & present.

Cohanim will discuss Houthi diversion of humanitarian aid and other obstacles in Marib and US foreign policy related to aid, sanctions, Iran talks & attempt to resolve the crisis.

Johns will discuss Iran’s pattern of human rights abuses and plan for a network of proxies in the regions and why US human rights sanctions have not helped reign in Iran’s violations whether at home or abroad.