Senior diplomat hails security situation in Yemen

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

Tehran, Feb 22, IRNA – Senior Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday that security control is acceptable in Yemen.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian made the remarks while commenting on recent developments in Yemen.

Deposed President of Yemen Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi escaped house arrest in the country’s capital early Saturday and fled to the southern province of Aden.

In September 2014, Ansarullah revolutionaries gained control of Sana’a, following a four-day battle with army.

Ansarullah revolutionaries toppled Hadi last month.

The Ansarullah revolutionaries say that Yemeni government has been incapable of properly running the affairs of the country and providing security.

The movement has established a transitional council to govern the country until a new government is elected.

The leader of Yemenˈs Ansarullah movement is Abdel-Malik al-Houth.

Following the takeover of Sana’a by Ansarullah revolutionaries, governments of Western nations and other certain countries pulled out their diplomatic staff from Yemen and closed their embassies in the Arab country.

Commenting on the present situation in Yemen, Amirabdollahian told IRNA that closing of Western countries mission in Sana’a was a “hasty move made against domestic, regional and international efforts.”

“Yemenis Ansarullah movement has taken major steps to provide domestic peace and stability and establish interaction with regional states by fighting in three fronts against corruption and terrorism and also trying to complete political procedure in that country,” Amirabdollahian stressed.

He added most of the political parties and figures of Yemen believed that the Peace and National Partnership Agreement is not against the initiative made by the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) but will instead complete the trend of peace and security establishment through cooperation of all Yemeni parties.

He said that the Secretary General of the United Nation Ban Ki-moon has so far played a positive role in Yemen’s political developments.

Amirabdollahian stressed, “Tehran supports a Yemen which moves on the path of national unity, social welfare, security and regional stability. A Yemen which enjoys constructive interaction with its neighbors and also with the regional states and stays strong and united in its fight against terrorism and extremism.”