Yemen’s internationally recognized government denounced the Iranian regime on Sunday for smuggling and assigning an ambassador to its proxy militia in Yemen.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Iran’s appointment of an ambassador to the Houthis is a clear violation of international law and Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 2216.
“By smuggling weapons and individuals to the Houthi militia, Tehran proves its malicious intentions towards Yemen”, the Yemeni ministry said.
It called on the international community and the Security Council to take a firm stance against the illegal Iranian practices and blatant violations as it keeps interfering in the internal affairs of the Republic of Yemen.
This comes following Iran’s announcement on Saturday of the arrival of its ambassador in the Houthi-held capital, Sana’a.
“Hassan Eyrlou… ambassador for the Islamic Republic of Iran in Yemen, has arrived in Sana’a,” Fars News Agency quoted the spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry.
In October 2015, the internationally recognized Yemeni President, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, severed diplomatic relations with Iran due to military, logistic aid provided by Tehran to its proxy Houthi militia.