Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki dismissed on Tuesday that his country was supporting Shiite groups in Yemen and said Tehran was seeking stability in the whole region. Asked at a conference about Yemeni claims on Iranian involvement, Mottaki conveyed: "A country which seeks a role to establish peace and stability in all countries in the region ... cannot have a role in creating tensions."
"We strongly warn that financial and arms support of the radical groups and also a suppressive attitude toward the people would have improper consequences," Mottaki added, according to Reuters.
Meanwhile, the Yemeni rebels said on Tuesday they had taken control of more territory on the border with Saudi Arabia. "Full control was taken last night over Qatabar directorate and control of all supplies and ammunition as well as buildings and other military sites," a rebel statement said.