Official clarifies meeting of ICRC with Iran’s ambassador in Sana’a

SANA'A, Mar. 10 (Saba) - An official at the Foreign Ministry has mocked the false circulation information over a meeting between the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen with the Iranian ambassador in Sana'a at one of the ceremonies halls at the Ministry in the capital Sana'a.

In a statement to Saba, the official indicated what was deliberately circulated reflects ignorance, bankruptcy, and lack of understanding of the nature of the work of embassies and international organizations.

He pointed out holding meetings with heads of diplomatic missions and their counterparts or among the heads and representatives of international organizations offices is an integral part of the activities of heads of missions in accreditation states.

The official also pointed out the meeting came upon an official request made by the ICRC and was held at the Ministry so that the place and time were specified for security and precautionary reasons.

He explained the Ministry has to provide logistical support to facilitate the missions' work in Yemen as is done in all states of the world.

He said those who circulate false news should know the Iranian embassy has been previously targeted in the capital Sana'a in a flagrant violation of all international norms and covenants.

The official indicated the ICRC, which deals with the prisoners' files, displaced persons and missing persons, requested the meeting be arranged in a secure place.

Since the beginning of the aggression on Yemen, the Ministry hosts official Yemeni or international meetings in public and under the supervision of specialists at the Ministry in the capital Sana'a, as an official headquarters of the Yemeni diplomacy to communicate with the world, he made clear.

The official concluded any official Yemeni or international meetings are held under the shadow of the Yemeni flag that symbolizes Yemen and its people as an independent and sovereign state while the whole world knows the hotel government, which is a partner of the aggression, is managed by the ambassador of the Saudi aggression state.

Source: Yemen News Agency