Wednesday, April 15, 2015

U.S. Calls on Iran to Stop Sending Arms to Yemen

The State Department said today it is “deeply concerned” about Iran’s support for Huthi insurgents in Yemen.

“Iran provides financial support, weapons, training and intelligence to Houthis,” said Gerald Feierstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. “If the Iranians are serious about peace plan (for Yemen), in the first instance they should stop sending weapons to the Huthis.” (The Hill, 15 April)

Feierstein said the U.S. would be looking at ways to ensure UNSC arms embargo on Iran is enforced, and will track an Iranian ship near Yemen.

“We will be keeping a careful eye on it (the Iranian vessel). We also have significant forces in the area, and we’ll be tracking,” Feierstein added.

File photo: Port of Aden, Yemen (

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