17 Apr '15, 4am

Secretary Carter and General Dempsey on defense, security, Russian rhetoric, ISIL and more:

GEN. DEMPSEY: So, to the question about the degree of control that Iran exerts over the Houthis, if you look back at the history of their relationship, they have not exerted control in the same way that they exert control over Lebanese Hezbollah, for example. But they are a source of resources for the -- for the Houthis. And the Houthi leader himself Abdul-Malik is -- you know, considers himself to be one of the heirs of the prophet and the Zaydi Shia, which is the sect of Shia Islam from which the Houthis draw their inspiration, has an aspiration to restore that empire, which existed centuries ago that included all of Yemen and parts of southern -- southern Saudi Arabia.

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