Iran slams brutal crackdown in Yemen

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has condemned the Yemeni government’s brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests in the country.

Mehmanparast criticized international organizations for their silence on violent suppression of protesters at the hand of the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh, Mehr News Agency reported on Saturday.

The Iranian official stressed that any response to the demands of the Yemeni people must meet their legitimate demands.

He added that Iran denounces any foreign meddling in Yemen and called for all the parties, groups, tribes and the elite to remain vigilant.

Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more injured in Yemen since the beginning of the uprising against the Saleh regime which resulted in his stepping down.

Yemeni Vice President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, in charge of country’s affairs after Saleh’s resignation, has named head of the opposition coalition Mohammed Basindawa as the new prime minster tasked with forming a new government.

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