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    Hezbollah leader meets with Yemeni rebels

    August 19, 2018 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah says its leader has met with a delegation from Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

    The Lebanese militant group said Sunday that Hassan Nasrallah met with a delegation headed by Houthi spokesman Mohamad Abdelsalam to discuss the latest developments in Yemen’s civil war.

    Hezbollah is believed to train and support the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, who are at war with a Saudi-led coalition allied with Yemen’s internationally recognized government.

    Hezbollah, which is also an Iran-allied Shiite group, says the Houthis are fighting a war against Saudi and American imperialism.

    Iran supports the Houthis but denies arming them. Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter regional rivals.