Yemen says has no clues on abducted Iranian diplomat

Yemen’s Foreign Ministry has announced that it has no clues as to the whereabouts of the Iranian diplomat recently kidnapped in the Arab country.

The Yemeni government has no information on the location of the abducted Iranian diplomat and security authorities are currently making every effort to secure his release, Yemen’s Saba News Agency quoted a Foreign Ministry official as saying on Tuesday. The Yemeni official’s name was not mentioned in the report.

However, Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the Yemeni government was aware of when and how the diplomat was to be abducted.

Nour Ahmad Nikbakht, an administrative staff member of the Iranian embassy in Sana’a, was on his way to work from his home in the city’s diplomatic quarter on July 21 when unidentified gunmen blocked the road, forced him out of his vehicle and abducted him.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has already summoned the Yemeni chargé d’affaires twice to express Tehran’s grave concern over the fate of the diplomat and to remind Sana’a that it is responsible for Nikbakht’s safety.

Iran has slammed the “inhumane” abduction of the Iranian diplomat, urging the Yemeni government to do more to secure his release.

By Press TV


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