Body of Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen to be returned to Tehran

Photo: Body of Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen to be returned to Tehran / Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 19
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:

The body of the Iranian diplomat who was assassinated in Sana'a on Saturday will be returned to Iran today, the Iranian Fars News Agency reported on January 19.

Iran's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the assassination of Abol-Qassem Assadi in Yemen, the Iranian IRNA News Agency reported on January 19.

In an official statement, the ministry described the murder of Iranian diplomat as an inhuman and terrorist act.

The statement also added that the assassination of Iran's commercial attaché further revealed the violent and extremist nature of Takfiri militants.

Iran has summoned the Yemeni chargé d'affaires to protest the killing. It has promised to pursue the case and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Assadi who was shot by gunmen in Sana'a died of his wounds on Saturday.

Six members of a terrorist group first tried to kidnap Iran's commercial attaché but opened fire on him, when they faced resistance.

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