US official: Iran undermines peace efforts in Yemen

Michael Bell, Deputy Director for Iran Action Group in the Department of State, accused Tehran on Sunday of aiming to extend the five-year war in Yemen through undermining UN-led peace efforts.

Bell said that Iran keeps meddling to hamper the support by the Saudi-led coalition that continues to the legitimate government, Al Sahwa Net reported, citing a press interview Bell had with Asharq Al-Awsat.

Mr. Bell accused Iran of providing weapons to the Houthis despite the UN arms embargo on Iran.

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He also noted that Tehran’s actions show its effort to destabilize the region by supporting its proxy militias in Yemen, Houthi rebels, as well as continuing to pose threats to Saudi Arabia.

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