Exiled Yemen president says fighting Huthis to stop 'Iran expansion'

Exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi is welcomed by officials upon his arrival at the airport on August 29, 2015 in Khartoum, SudanYemen’s exiled President Abedrabbo Mansur Hadi said on Saturday that his forces were battling Shiite Huthi rebels across the country to check “Iranian expansion” in the region. Hadi was speaking as he made a short visit to Sudan, which was seen as being close to Iran before it joined a Saudi-led coalition against the Yemeni rebels in April. “We are currently leading a war based on stopping Iranian expansion in the region,” Hadi said at a press conference with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir.

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