Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Met With Iran-backed Yemeni Rebels

The Lebanese militant group said Sunday that Hassan Nasrallah met with a delegation headed by Houthi spokesman Mohamad Abdelsalam to discuss the latest developments in Yemen’s civil war

Source: AP via Haaretz

Hezbollah says its leader has met with a delegation from Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

The Lebanese militant group said Sunday that Hassan Nasrallah met with a delegation headed by Houthi spokesman Mohamad Abdelsalam to discuss the latest developments in Yemen’s civil war.

Hezbollah is believed to train and support the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, who are at war with a Saudi-led coalition allied with Yemen’s internationally recognized government.

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

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

Houthi supporters rally against the alleged involvement of the United States in the deteriorating Yemeni economy in Sanaa, Yemen, August 17, 2018.\ MOHAMED AL-SAYAGHI/ REUTERS