Kerry: U.S. aware of Iran’s support to Houthis

While the U.S. is ‘not looking for confrontation,’ Kerry says Washington is ‘not going to step away from our alliances’

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The United States is well aware of the support that Iran has been providing to Houthi forces who have driven Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Kerry said the United States would support countries in the Middle East who feel threatened by Iran.

“We’re not looking for confrontation, obviously, but we’re not going to step away from our alliances and our friendships and the need to stand with those who feel threatened as a consequence of the choices that Iran might be making,” Kerry said in an interview with PBS Newshour.

In a showcase of its support to the Saudi-led coalition’s campaign against the Houthis, the United States has started daily aerial refueling for Decisive Storm warplanes.

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