Brian Hook (L) the US special representative on Iran, listens to a member of the Saudi military forces at an army base in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia, on June 21, 2019. (AFP)

June 12, 2020

The US is pushing to stop Iranian funding to Yemen’s Houthis, Brian Hook said on Thursday.

During an interview with Al Arabiya, he added that the US is happy with the results of the sanctions imposed on Iran and that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has laid out conditions for negotiations with Iran.

Hook continued by saying that US policy toward Iran has weakened the country and has affected its support for Lebanon’s Shiite militia Hezbollah.

He also said that the US did not want to see a copy of Hezbollah on Saudi Arabia’s border, in reference to the Houthi militia which is backed by Iran.

Hook added that he had seen Iranian weapons provided to the Houthis during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

Arab News

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