Iranian support for Yemen's Houthis goes back years

April 20, 2015 10:45 PM

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Iran has long supported Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms, training and financing.

Now, as a convoy of Iranian ships heads toward Yemen's Gulf of Aden, a U.S. carrier group is headed there as well to intercept any potential weapons transfers to the rebels, who have seized much of Yemen territory and are fighting the U.S.-backed government there, according to the Pentagon.

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