Iran reportedly sent humanitarian supplies to Yemen

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Iran recently sent a cargo ship to Yemen with humanitarian supplies. Iran rival Saudi Arabia warned Iran not to sail the ship directly to Yemen. CCTV’s Frances Kuo filed this report.

Iran reportedly sent humanitarian supplies to Yemen

Iran reportedly sent humanitarian supplies to Yemen

Iran recently sent a cargo ship to Yemen with humanitarian supplies. Iran rival Saudi Arabia warned Iran not to sail the ship directly to Yemen.

Highlights:

  • The Saudis accused Iran of using the Houthis as a proxy to increase Shi’ite influence in the region.
  • Iran’s reach has also stretched to Syria. It’s seen as the biggest ally to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Iran extended its credit line to Syria totaling one billion dollars, a crucial lifeline for the nation crippled by ISIL and a civil war lasting more than 4 years.

Discussion on Iran and relations around the country
CCTV’s Asieh Namdar spoke to Hossein Mousavian about issues in Iran. He’s a former Iranian diplomat — and former head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s National Security Council.

Hossein Mousavian on Iran and relations around the country

Hossein Mousavian on Iran and relations around the country

CCTV's Asieh Namdar spoke to Hossein Mousavian about issues in Iran. He's a former Iranian diplomat -- and former head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran's National Security Council.