Houthi delegation ‘visits Tehran to receive arms’

The sources said the delegation included a number of Houthi leaders

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A Houthi delegation is currently visiting Tehran to gain support and mainly receive arms shipments, well-informed sources in Sanaa told Al Arabiya News Channel.

The sources said the delegation included a number of Houthi leaders and it's headed by Nayef al-Qanes, vice president of the Houthis' supreme revolutionary committee.

They added that the delegation will convey to Iranian officials an urgent request by Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi to attain additional shipments of weapons after the Saudi-led coalition forces made several gains against the militia.

The delegation will meet with Iranian officials, and particularly with Revolutionary Guard leaders, to discuss the possibility of providing them with more Iranian military experts to enhance the Houthis' military capabilities.

This comes after the militias recently incurred several losses in their battle against Yemen's pro-government forces, supported by Saudi-led coalition forces, across the country.

Before visiting Tehran, the delegation had allegedly visited Beirut where it met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

During the visit, the delegation allegedly voiced Abdulmalik's al-Houthi's gratitude for Hezbollah's support in sending military experts to Yemen.

This article was first published in Arabic.

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