Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei received a Houthi delegation on Tuesday and received a message from militia leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.
According to the website, the Iranian guide glorified the Houthis and promised victory, and offered condolences on the death of Abdul Malik's brother Ibrahim al-Houthi, and praised the Houthi family.
Khamenei said: "The maintenance of Yemeni unity between all religious faiths and nationalities needs a Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue," noting that Yemen has one nationalism and one faith.
Khamenei also boasted of Iran's "anti-American and anti-Western" positions. He added: "These positions are not out of fanaticism, but based on reality and as a result of the actions of US and Western officials," he said.
The delegation was headed by Mohammad Abdul Salam, a spokesman for the Houthi militias, who conveyed the greetings of Abdul Malik to the Iranian leader, telling Khamenei that the Houthis considered "the mandate of Khamenei is the mandate of the Messenger of Allah and Ali bin Abi Talib," as he put it.
Iran has been supporting the Houthis with money, weapons and advisers since the militias overthrew Yemeni legitimacy in Sanaa in 2014. Iran continues to smuggle missiles and drones to the Houthis in contravention of UN resolutions.