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Yemen Reportedly Asks Security Council to 'Stop Hizbullah Threat'

The internationally-recognized Yemeni government has asked the U.N. Security Council to “take the necessary measures to stop the threat of Lebanon's Hizbullah,” media reports said.

Yemen, Saudi Arabia and their Gulf allies accuse Hizbullah of offering support to Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

An Emirati minister warned last Sunday of “consequences” after Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah met in Lebanon with a Huthi delegation.

The rebels are at war with a Saudi-led coalition allied with Yemen's internationally recognized government.

Hizbullah, which is also an Iran-allied Shiite group, says the Huthis are fighting a war against Saudi and American imperialism.

Iran supports the Huthis but denies arming them. Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter regional rivals.


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