Written by Amir Taghati
The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei pledged on Tuesday his regime’s continued support for Yemen’s terrorist Houthi militia, state television reported.
A Saudi-led coalition has been battling to restore Yemen’s ousted democratic government in a devastating four-year war with the Iranian-aligned Houthis.
The Houthis have stepped up attacks in recent months against targets in Saudi Arabia. In response, a Saudi-led coalition has targeted military sites belonging to the Houthis, especially around the capital Sanaa.
“I declare my support for the resistance of Yemen’s believing men and women … Yemen’s people… will establish a strong government,” state TV quoted Khamenei as saying in a meeting with the visiting chief negotiator of the Houthi movement Mohammed Abdul-Salam.
Khamenei, who held talks for the first time in Tehran with a senior Houthi representative, also called for “strong resistance against the Saudi-led plots to divide Yemen”, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
On Sunday, the Fars News Agency, affiliated to the Iranian regime’s terrorist Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), published a tweet that the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the spokesman of the Houthi militia, Mohammed Abdul Salam, in Tehran.
Based in part on wire reports