Iran's foreign minister calls for new Yemeni government

By REUTERS
April 13, 2015 11:50

ASTANA- Iran's foreign minister called on Monday for the formation of a new Yemeni government and suggested Iran could play a role in a political transition, comments likely to anger Saudi Arabia, its regional rival.

Saudi Arabia has been carrying out air strikes in Yemen for nearly three weeks, hoping to halt the advance of Iranian-allied Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels towards the southern port city of Aden.

The conflict in Yemen is widely seen as one of the Middle East's proxy wars between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Iran.



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