US warns Iran on backing Yemen rebels, Tehran defiant

Armed Yemeni supporters of the separatist Southern Movement assemble in the southern port city of Aden on April 9, 2015Washington warned it would not stand by while Tehran supports Shiite rebels in Yemen, as Iran’s supreme leader denounced Saudi-led air strikes in the country as “criminal acts”. In the most direct American criticism yet of Tehran’s backing for the Shiite Huthi rebels, Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington would not accept foreign interference in Yemen.

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