Iran 'contributed' to collapse of Yemen government: Kerry

February 24, 2015 4:24 PM

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WASHINGTON: Iran's support for Shiite rebels in Yemen "contributed" to the militia's takeover of the Yemeni capital and the collapse of the government, top US diplomat John Kerry said Tuesday.

Speaking to U.S. lawmakers, Kerry agreed Tehran's support for the Houthi militia was "critical" in shoring up the rebels.

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