A Yemeni Shia Houthi holds a poster of the Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis during a protest in Sanaa, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP)

April 21, 2021

Iran’s support for Yemen’s Houthi movement is “quite significant and it’s lethal” and there is no real evidence that Tehran wants to support a constructive resolution to the conflict, U.S. special envoy on Yemen Tim Lenderking told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

“We would welcome Iran playing a constructive role, if they are willing to do so,” Lenderking said. “We have not seen any indication of that.”


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Track PersiaTrack Persia is a Platform run by dedicated analysts who spend much of their time researching the Middle East, in due process we fall upon many indications of growing expansionary ambitions on the part of Iran in the MENA region and the wider Islamic world. These ambitions commonly increase tensions and undermine stability.