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Iran Denies China Pressured Tehran to Curtail Red Sea Houthi Attacks

Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani dismissed reports that China pressured Tehran to rein in Houthi militants in Yemen. Image via Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry refuted reports that China had called on Tehran to pressure Houthi militants in Yemen to halt attacks on cargo ships transiting through the Red Sea.

Spokesman Nasser Kanaani told reporters on Monday that a Reuters report published last week which claimed Chinese diplomats requested Iran rein in the Houthis to protect Chinese business interests was “unfounded.”

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