Iran considers Yemen’s security as its own
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran considers Yemen's security as its own, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the Islamic Republic's deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs said.
He also called the Saudi Arabia-led coalition's air strikes in Yemen in line with Israel's interests.
"Saudi Arabia's war against Yemen only helps strengthening terrorist groups as well as Israel," the Iranian diplomat said, the Islamic Republic's Tasnim news agency reported May 2.
"We will not permit other countries to play our common security with adventuresome activities," Amir Abdollahian added.
He further said that all parties should play constructive role to safeguard region's security.
Tehran supports Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue in any place agreed by all local groups, Amir Abdollahian stressed.
Saudi Arabia, leading an Arabian coalition against the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthis, announced April 21 that it ended the air strikes to seek a political solution in Yemen, but restarted the aerial bombardment a day later.
The Saudi-led coalition has also imposed an air and naval blockade on Yemen as part of its one-month campaign to oust the Houthi rebels, who have taken most of the country and forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh.
Iran has repeatedly called on Riyadh to immediately halt the air strikes on Yemen, saying intra-Yemeni dialog is the only way to end the current political deadlock in the Arab country.
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