The Houthi group has provided the Saudi-led alliance all evidence to condemn this rogue entity. From launching ballistic missiles on Saudi civilians to threatening to target oil tankers, the Houthis confirmed to the world the growing danger they are posing on regional and global security, an even greater danger if we look at who stands behind this group.

In the near yesterday, just days after a ballistic missile targeted the Saudi capital Riyadh, a Houthi-run website quoted a military commander as saying that his group was threatening to target oil tankers, and that the movements of carriers through Bab al-Mandeb "will not be safe if the Supreme Command wants so".

The Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb at the Southern Red Sea is one of the most important trade corridors in the world for oil tankers, passing through its coast en route from the Middle East via the Suez Canal to Europe, A vital channel to world trade, through it passes thousands of Gulf oil tankers and other cargo between Asia and Europe, the Mediterranean basin and North America. It is estimated that 13 percent of the world's oil production, or about 5 million tons, passes daily across the Strait to the Suez Canal and from there to the rest of the world. The strategic Strait is therefore central to international peace and security. Threatening it should not go unnoticed. A firm international stand against the Iran-backed Houthi group is needed.

To understand the threat, we must know that the support to the Houthis is one of the foundations of the Iranian strategy in Yemen. The Iranian regime is trying to get a foothold in Yemen to control the entrance to the Red Sea and consequently access to over five million barrels of oil a day. It also wants to impose a strategic blockade on regional countries and have a strong pressure card against Egypt, which relies mainly on the Suez Canal on the other tip of the Red Sea.

A solution that seems inevitable in Yemen is to stop Iranian arms being smuggled to the rebel group. It is difficult to predict the end of the crisis in Yemen as supplies keep coming to the Houthis and the militia of the ousted President Saleh as they spread chaos in the country.

The Houthi militia is also the main responsible for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as a result of preventing humanitarian aid to the people. They kidnapped employees of international relief agencies, including the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. They also caused civilian causalities as they turned hospitals and schools into military headquarters. We must not forget that one Houthi leader recently called for closing schools and recruiting pupils into the militias.

It is greatly important that the world pays attention to the consequences of reluctance to press Iran into stopping its interference in Yemen. Current indicators portend more danger if the rogue group actually targets oil tankers, which would threaten the global economy. Terror organizations could spread all over again in Yemen. The Arab alliance is fighting to prevent this, but victory is not guaranteed as the power vacuum persists in the country.

After the defeat of Daesh in Syria and Iraq, and the recess of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, in addition to the stopping of the Qatari financial support to terrorism, there is a certain need for strong international role in curbing Iranian interference in Yemen to bring this crisis to an end and bring about security and stability to the war-torn country.