The U.S. special envoy for Yemen, saying that he had talked to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen after the latter’s trip to Iran, contended: “The Iranians have played a very negative role in Yemen hitherto... both their training, their supplying, and their equipping the Huthis to conduct attacks against civilian targets in the kingdom and elsewhere in the Gulf have been particularly damaging”. “There’s also opportunity… for Iran to show its better – put its best foot forward in terms of supporting the kind of international response that we’re trying to engineer here to end this conflict”, he added. The U.S. envoy went on to say that “if the Huthis want to state their goodwill, they’ll push away from Iran. That’s something that they have… stated that they want to be seen as independent of Iran. This is a good opportunity for them to show that”.
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