UK’s Cameron to Iran’s Rowhani: Nobody should be backing Houthis in Yemen

British Prime Minister David Cameron walks to get in a car flanked by a security officer as he leaves 10 Downing Street in London, on March 25, 2015. (AP)

British Prime Minister David Cameron told Iranian President Hassan Rowhani in a phone call on Thursday that “other countries” should not be supporting Houthi fighters in Yemen, Cameron’s spokeswoman said, something Tehran is already doing.

“In order to restore stability what we need is a political process and ... as part of that other countries should not be supporting the Houthi rebels and instead be encouraging all the different parties in Yemen with different interests to come together in a political process,” the spokeswoman said.

Cameron spoke with Rowhani after warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shiite Houthi rebels fighting to oust Yemen’s president, in a major gamble by the world’s top oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its backyard without direct military backing from Washington.

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