Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s new book reveals some details about drones in his new book, according to reports. Bolton has long warned about Iranian drones proliferating to the Houthi rebels in Yemen, including blaming the Houthis for attacks on Saudi Arabia in may 2019.
Bolton was a key figure in monitoring Iran during his time with the Trump administration. He focuses on several issues, such as the Iranian shoot-down of the US Global Hawk in June 2019. The US did no retaliate but considered striking facilities in Iran. The US did not respond to previous provocative behavior, he indicates. Bolton mentions the drone attack on Venezuela’s leader in August 2018.
Iran armed Yemen’s Houthis with drones, a fact the US has made clear via its Iran Materials Display in Washington. One drone on display is “shows Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles components at Joint Base Anacostia-Boling in Washington, D.C. May 2, 2018. The display accompanies a multi-national collection of evidence proving Iranian weapons proliferation in violation of United Nations resolutions 2216 and 2231.” An accompanying DoD photo by EJ Hersom shows the drone (above).
Today, defense officials showed missiles and drones it says were supplied by Iran to Yemen's Houthis. The latest display of what the US says are Iranian-supplied weapons and materials follows a similar exhibition last year. https://t.co/JkwK3AVSux