SANA'A, Feb. 05 (Saba) - Information Minister Ahmed Hamed affirmed that the real risk to Bab al-Mandab is not from Yemen and its army, but from the US-Israeli intervention and from their dirty arms called ''Daesh and al-Qaeda''.
"America and Israel are seeking to enable Al-Qaeda and Daesh to seize Bab al-Mandab, and therein lies the real risk to international navigation and world trade," Hamed said in a statement to Saba on Sunday.
If Daesh took Bab al-Mandab, Israel will use that to pressure on China and Egypt and other countries, he added.
The information minister confirmed that the army and popular forces constitute a guarantee for the security of international navigation and that is what Israel and America do not want.
Hamed considered what is circulating by media on Iranian intervention an attempt to divert attention and to cover on the direct Israeli intervention in Bab al-Mandab and the coasts of Yemen.
The Israeli enemy plays a major role in the Saudi-American aggression on Yemen in order to achieve its serious ambitions to control the Bab al-Mandab, he explained.