International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on how Iran’s involvement in the conflict in Yemen could shift the balance of power in the region:

Despite the heavy naval presence in the region, analysts who see a heavy Iranian influence in Yemen fear Iran could commandeer a port and cut off safe access to the Red Sea.

“If the Iranians were to gain access to a de facto base in some port or another controlled by the Houthis whom they have aided in the latter’s fight, the balance of power in the subregion would shift significantly,” J. Peter Pham of U.S. think tank the Atlantic Council told Reuters.

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