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White House concerned about Iranian weapons in Yemen

Yemeni men wearing military fatigue and loyal to the Huthi movement brandish their weapons on March 26, 2015 during a gathering in Sanaa to show support the Shiite Huthi militia and against the Saudi-led intervention in the countryThe White House on Thursday expressed concern about Iran’s alleged role in stoking violence in Yemen, the latest flashpoint in tensions between Middle East powers. Amid a Saudi-led military offensive to defeat pro-Iran rebels that control much of Yemen, a National Security Council official told AFP that Tehran’s actions were destabilising and threatening Yemen’s government. “We have concerns about Iranian activities in Yemen and reports of Iranian flow of arms into Yemen,” Alistair Baskey said. Huthi Shiite rebels have taken control of several cities and are assaulting the port of Aden, where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi had been based before fleeing to Riyadh.

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