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January 27, 2015 5:10 am

Iranian Official: Yemen’s Houthi Group ‘Similar’ to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, We Directly Support Them Both

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Houthi fighters stopped a US ambassador convoy in Sanaa. Photo: Twitter.

Al Arabiya – The Shiite Houthi group, currently dominating Yemen, is “similar” to the Shiite movement in Lebanon, Hezbollah, a representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the Qods Force of the Revolutionary Guards has said.

“The Houthi group is a similar copy to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, and this group will come into action against enemies of Islam,” Ali Shirazi was quoted as saying in an interview published on Sunday by the Defa Press news agency, which is close to Iran’s armed forces.

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