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    Leading cleric blames Iran for Yemen conflict - 05 Oct 09

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    Yemen's most influencial cleric has accused Iran of fuelling the country's bitter civil conflict. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, he claims Iran is backing a rebel uprising in the country's north. Shia fighters and the army are engaged in fierce fighting that's dividing popular opinion in the country. From the Yemeni capital Sana'a, Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports.