Iranian Forces in Yemen Demand Arms Smuggling Routes Be Opened

Swedish Foreign minister Margot Wallstrom and UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths

Iranian-backed forces in Yemen are demanding the reopening of the country’s international airport, a stumbling block in tense negotiations taking place this week between warring factions in Sweden, according to U.S officials and Western sources on the ground who told the Washington Free Beacon this demand by Iran’s Houthi rebels would allow Tehran to continue importing weapons and militants in an area of the Middle East that leaves Israel vulnerable to attack.