Iran stresses preserving Yemen’s territorial integrity

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson reaffirmed Tehran’s support for the unity and territorial integrity of Yemen after the so-called Southern Transitional Council (STC) declared a “self-administration rule” in south of the Arab country.

In a statement on Wednesday, Seyed Abbas Mousavi pointed to the recent developments in southern Yemen, stressing, “On the basis of its principled policy, the Islamic Republic of Iran supports a united Yemen with its territorial integrity intact.”

On the declaration of self-rule in Yemen’s south, the Iranian diplomat said, “Such measures not only do not help the settlement of the existing problems in Yemen, but will also further complicate the situation in that country.”

Mousavi also emphasized the necessity for a halt to the war on Yemen and lifting of the cruel blockade on the country, adding, “The only way for stability and calm in Yemen is unity among Yemeni groups and holding inclusive political talks among various groups for the formation of a united and inclusive government.”

His comments came after the STC declared a state of emergency and announced “self-administration rule” in regions under their control, including in the port city of Aden.

The STC and the forces loyal to fugitive former Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi are supposed allies in Yemen’s conflict and both have fought together in the Saudi-led military coalition’s aggression on Yemen.