Iran calls for new Yemeni government, increasing tension with Saudis




 
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April 13th, 2015  
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Topic: Iran calls for new Yemeni government, increasing tension with Saudis


By Raushan Nurshayeva ASTANA (Reuters) - Iran on Monday urged the formation of a new Yemeni government and offered to assist in a political transition, comments likely to anger Saudi Arabia, which is backing Yemen's president against a rebel force allied with Iran. The Houthi advance towards the Yemeni city of Aden forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh last month and triggered a Saudi-led campaign of air strikes to try to drive back the rebels, who share their Shi'ite faith with Iran. "I had the privilege of participating in the Bonn Conference when we created the Afghan government.




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