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Iran Accused of Turning its Embassy in Sana'a into Military Camp

Iran Accused of Turning its Embassy in Sana'a into Military Camp

Thursday, 12 April, 2018 - 06:30
Iranian embassy in Sanaa, Yemen (File Photo: Mohammed Huwais / AFP)
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Iran turned its embassy in Sana'a into insurgents' military operation room, indicated Yemen’s Foreign Ministry.

The Ministry issued a statement strongly condemning Iran's constant negative interference in the Yemeni internal issue to support the insurgency, encouraging chaos and instability in Yemen, all of which is an extension to Tehran’s sabotaging roles in the region.

In a statement which the Yemeni News Agency (Saba) received a copy of, the Ministry said: “Iran has turned its embassy in Sanaa into a military camp and training center for the insurgency militia.”

The embassy also became a military operations room in which Iranian military advisers meet with the coup leaders, and it serves as storage for weapons, explosive devices and missiles that pose threat to local residents in Sanaa and to other Yemeni provinces and neighboring countries, according to the Ministry.

The statement called on the Iranian government to comply with the diplomatic agreements, conventions and norms, and immediately shut down its embassy in Sanaa, asking that all Iranian nationals depart Yemeni territories.

The Ministry also reiterated its call on Iran to stop its interventions in Yemen and end its support for the Houthi militias.

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