Iraqi FM rejects Iran’s role in Yemeni affairs

Tehran, March 30, IRNA – Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafari on Monday dismissed accusations about Iran’s interfering in Yemen’s internal affairs.

According to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabea, Jafari underscored that the accusations leveled against Iran with regards to the internal affairs of Yemen are completely baseless.

A senior Iranian official has warned that the Saudi military strikes on Yemen can have serious consequences for the entire Middle East and the Muslim World, saying that the move to launch the military campaign against the Arab country is a strategic mistake.

On Saturday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and African Affairs described as unacceptable the Saudi attacks on the Yemeni people and infrastructure.

“It is unacceptable that Saudi Arabia is attacking the infrastructure and people of this country (Yemen), and unfortunately, the consequences of this Saudi move will be to the detriment of the region and the Islamic world,” Amir-Abdollahian said.

The senior Iranian diplomat advised the new Saudi leadership to deal with the developments in Yemen with “respect and peace.”