Iran Reiterates Support for Restoration of Political Tranquility to Yemen
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian voiced Tehran’s full support for the peaceful and democratic transition of political power in Yemen.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports national unity in Yemen, implementation of peace agreement and a united Yemen,” Amir Abdollahian said on Friday.
He underlined that moving in the path of disintegration in Yemen will not be in the interest of any country in the region.
“The people and leaders of Yemen will not let the country to turn into another Somalia or Libya,” Amir Abdollahian added.
Yemen has been suffering turmoil since a popular uprising that erupted in 2011 ended the autocracy of President Ali Abdullah Saleh a year later.
The Houthi (Ansarullah) forces seized control of Sana’a in September of 2014 and have since then moved to extend their control to other provinces.
The revolutionaries say the former government was incapable of establishing security and had permanently failed in managing the administrative affairs of the impoverished Muslim country.
Now Ansarullah is ruling Yemen and its fighters have struck major success in defeat and pushing back the Al-Qaeda groups operating in the Southern parts of the country.
The US, Britain, France and Saudi Arabia have closed their embassies in Yemen due to what they called as the deteriorating security situation and political crisis in the country.