A senior diplomat in the Hadi government argued in an opinion piece that "Yemenis want no part of Iran's revolution. They want a government that answers to them, not to Iran's Revolutionary Guard". "Tehran", he continued, "never consulted us when choosing Yemen as the next theatre for its revolutionary campaign... what has Iran's power play in Yemen meant for us? Iranian guns turned on Yemeni citizens. Iranian land mines on our farms. Iranian trainers teaching extremists to use Yemenis as human shields. Iranian drones firing at peaceful parades. Iranian missiles launched from our soil at neighbouring countries". "The world", he concluded, "must apply pressure on the Huthis and their Iranian enablers".
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