Saudi strikes on Iran-backed rebels in Yemen stoke sectarianism across Mideast

April 16, 2015 5:16 PM

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Saudi strikes on Iran-backed rebels in Yemen stoke sectarianism across Mideast

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 8, 2015 file photo, smoke billows from a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom’s powerful clerics, and its regional rival’s theocratic government, are increasingly presenting the conflict as part of a region-wide battle for the soul of Islam. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, file photo, provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, meets with Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt. Saudi Arabia’s government insists it is not at wa...

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