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Wed - 14 Aug 2019 - 02:58 AM ،،،

Agencies


 Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, promised to continue supporting Yemen’s Houthis against a Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting to restore Yemen’s overthrown government in a four-year war.

"I declare my support for the resistance of Yemen's believing men and women ... Yemen's people... will establish a strong government," state TV quoted Khamenei as saying in a meeting with the visiting chief negotiator of the Houthi movement Mohammed Abdul-Salam.

Khamenei, who held talks for the first time in Tehran with a senior Houthi representative, also called for "strong resistance against the Saudi-led Arab Coalition," the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency said the Houthi delegation, led by its spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam, which arrived in Tehran a few days ago, had handed a letter to Khamenei from the movement's leader, Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, but gave no details.

Earlier on Sunday, Fars News Agency posted in a tweet that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the spokesman of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, Mohammed Abdul Salam, in Tehran.

Also on Sunday, Zarif traveled to Doha on Sunday to meet with Qatari officials, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).