Biden Aide Raised Iran’s Support for Houthis With China, Official Says

 – U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan pressed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to use that country’s influence to help rein in Iran‘s support for Houthis attacking Red Sea merchant vessels, according to a senior Biden administration official.

Beijing has told Washington it is raising the issue with Iran, the U.S. official said, adding they are waiting to see whether China does so and how effective the outreach will be. The Chinese and U.S. diplomats met for two days of meetings in Bangkok.

EXCLUSIVE – China Presses Iran to Rein In Houthi Attacks in Red Sea, Sources Say

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland; Editing by Daniel Wallis)