Iran posts ambassador in rebel-held Yemeni capital
” Hassan Eyrlou … ambassador for the Islamic Republic of Iran in Yemen, has actually shown up in Sanaa,” foreign ministry representative Stated Khatibzadeh informed the Fars news company.
” He has actually provided his letters of credentials to Mehdi al-Mashat, head of Yemen’s supreme political council,” he consisted of, explaining an executive body formed by Huthi rebels.Iran backs the Huthis in Yemen’s civil war versus a globally recognized federal government that is supported by a Saudi-led military coalition.The recognized federal government has been based in
Yemen’s 2nd city, Aden, for the previous 5 years, after the Huthis took the capital.Eyrlou’s predecessor left Sanaa in September 2015 and in October in 2015 Iran’s foreign ministry said the procedure of sending out a new ambassador was avoided by” attacks on the embassy “. Iran is the only country to hold diplomatic relations with the Huthis.Fars did not specify when or how the ambassador had reached Sanaa, but the declaration came soon after more than 1,000 detainees were freed in a landmark exchange in between the warring sides in Yemen.Deccan Herald News now on Telegram -Click on this link to subscribe Associated stories