Yemen president vows at UN to ‘extract Yemen from claws of Iran’

President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour of Yemen addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, US, September 23, 2016. (Reuters)

Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi vowed at the United Nations on Friday to “extract Yemen from the claws of Iran” as he accused Tehran of impeding peace by taking a “multitude of actions and interventions.”

A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015 in a bid to restore the internationally-backed Hadi to power. Saudi Arabia and Yemen accuse Iran of supplying the rebels with weapons. Iran denies the allegation.

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