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US Diplomat: Iran's Actions Are Hostile, Will Not Last Long

US Diplomat: Iran's Actions Are Hostile, Will Not Last Long

Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 08:45
US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Toler
Riyadh - Asharq Al-Awsat
US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew Toler has stressed Washington’s support for the legitimate Yemeni government and keenness on the country’s security, stability and unity.

He said during a meeting with Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Dagher that the US recognizes the Iranian role in supporting Houthi militias and their subversive activities in the region.

Toler also pointed out that Washington completely rejects Iranian hostile acts in the region and categorizes the activities of pro-terrorism groups, adding that this will not last long, according to the official Saba news agency.

Bin Dagher, for his part, said that his government has developed a series of economic measures to enhance the country’s economic situation.

He said he is looking forward to the US support for the Yemeni economy.

Bin Dagher received Toler on Wednesday. They discussed bilateral relations and means of enhancing them in the framework of their existing and distinguished partnership, especially in the field of combating terrorism.

They also discussed the current developments regarding the economic situation and the relative improvement in the local currency against the foreign currencies and the current situation in the Yemeni governorates.

The Prime Minister voiced the Yemeni government and peoples' appreciation for the US steadfast stance in supporting the legitimate Yemeni leadership, its commitment to provide all possible support to end the coup and its recognition of the destructive role played by Iran in destabilizing the region and the world.

Bin Dagher stated that the roots and causes of the problem in Yemen are political and related to the coup of armed militias against state institutions.

He pointed to the dangerous Iranian role in the region, the importance of putting an end to its interventions, its clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2216, its continued provision of ballistic missiles for the Houthis to target Saudi Arabia and its attacks that threaten international shipping routes.

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