Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa said that "anyone who interferes in Yemen's affairs must leave the scene" before a political solution could be reached. Speaking on Sky News Arabia, Sheikh Al-Khalifa said that he was referring to Iran, which "interferes and smuggles weapons and experts into Yemen."
Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa: We support a political solution in Yemen. But first of all, anyone who interferes in Yemen's affairs must leave the scene. This is the first and foremost demand. Once this interfering party has left, Yemen will be fine, and its people will reach a solution in no time.
Interviewer: Are you referring to the regional and international players?
Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa: I am referring to Iran. I am referring to Iran because it interferes and smuggles weapons and experts into Yemen. It supports (the Houthis) through its media outlets in Tehran and Beirut. This must come to an end. And the weapons that are smuggled in, and are captured on a daily basis by the coalition's ships - all kinds of weapons and explosives... This is what I mean. If this stops, the Yemenis will be fine. The Yemenis can take care of their own affairs.