Tehran dismisses Yemeni claims of Iranian interference

March 22, 2012 - 17:20
altTEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Thursday dismissed as “baseless” the recent claim by Yemeni foreign minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi that Tehran is interfering in Yemen’s internal affairs.
Amir-Abdollahian advised the Yemeni foreign minister to take the measures necessary to fulfill the demands of the people instead of making efforts to divert attention from the issues facing the country.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports legitimate demands of Muslim people of Yemen and emphasizes that national dialogue is the best political solution to the current situation in Yemen,” he stated.
Amir-Abdollahian added, “We are certain that Muslim people, scholars, and all political groups in Yemen will safeguard their revolution with full vigilance and will not allow enemies of the region to interfere in their country’s internal affairs.”