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Sat - 23 Mar 2019 - 07:56 PM ،،،


 US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Thursday renewed the US accusations against the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen, justifying the pressures on Iran as a means to force the rebels into abiding by Stockholm Agreement.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi.

Pompeo, who is currently visiting Middle East, told the Saudi al-Arabiya TV that Houthis act under directives from Iran's Khamenei and his Quds Force's leader, Qasim Suleimani.

He argued that constant pressures on Iran will force Houthis into abiding by Stockholm Agreement, reached by Yemeni warring parties last December.

On Thursday, deputy assistant of US secretary of state said Washington is running out of patience with Iran's interferences in Yemen.

Parties to the 4-year war in Yemen, after 8-day peace talks in Sweden, reached on the 13th of last December an agreement providing for ceasefire in Hodeida and redeployment of both sides' forces, exchanging prisoners and alleviating blockade imposed by Houthis on Taiz.

But none of this has taken place so far, with both sides trading blames for trying to thwart the deal.

The US Secretary of State said Houthis should be convinced they would not win the war.

Washington has not failed in challenging Iran's influence in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, Pompeo added, claiming that most of the Iranian missiles developed after Obama had signed the nuclear pact.

At his Thursday meeting with the Israeli president in Quds, the US top diplomat dubbed the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, Hamas and Houthi group as entities jeopardizingstability in the Middle East and Israel.

The United States always accuses the Iranian regime of destabilizing the regional security, developing ballistic missile program and other charges.

Donald Trump administration has made confrontation of the 'Iran's destabilizing influence' its Middle East policy's main hub, and is doubling its moves to achieve this goal.

The internationally recognized Yemeni government and the Saudi-led coalition are accusing Iran of supplying the Houthis with weapons smuggled via regional waters, including ballistic missiles fired at Saudi Arabia, charge rejected by Iran and Houthis.