Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
31 December 2023

The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council met with a senior Houthi official in Tehran, discussing “issues of mutual interest and regional security” and praising the Houthis’ “actions in supporting the Palestinian people against the aggression and brutal attacks of the Zionist regime [ie, Israel]”. The following day, Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian likewise expressed thanks to the Houthi official for “throwing its weight behind the oppressed Palestinian people”, and also noted Iran’s “satisfaction with the progress in talks between Yemen and Saudi Arabia”.

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