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Official: Iran ready to support Syria, Houthis militarily if asked

A senior advisor to the Iranian Supreme leader on military industries affairs, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said his country is ready to support the Syrian government and Yemen's Houthi rebels if they asked for Tehran's support.

"The Yemenis are defending themselves, and they will get any help for that, from anywhere. Naturally, anyone who wants to support them will support them, but to say that the Houthis have no right to receive support from anyone, would be unfair" Dehqan said in an interview with Russia Today news agency.

"We in Iran will help the Yemenis if they want it. o? Why not? They are an oppressed people being subjected to aggression and have nothing. The Americans believe the Yemenis should raise their hands in surrender and salute Saudi Arabia, and then they will be a good people" he added.

General Dehqan has also expressed Tehran's readiness to support Syria militarily to remove US troops from its territory, "if Damascus requested it".

Read: Yemen peace talks collapse in Geneva after Houthi no-show


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