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Yemeni FM: ‘We wish Iranian protesters success in achieving freedom’

Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi . (File photo: Reuters)

Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi said on Tuesday that the Iranian uprising reflects the need of the Iranian people to live in peace and prosperity among the peoples of the region away from the "crazy dreams of the mullahs' regime in exporting revolutions, devastation and destruction to the region".

Al-Mekhlafi stressed that what the mullahs spend on their hegemonic ambitions has directly affected the Iranians and their lives, reducing their standards of living.

He called on the world in several tweets to listen to the voice of the weak and oppressed Iranian people.

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Al-Mekhlafi described the Iranians under the mullahs as the most oppressed in the region after the after the people in countries in which the Iranian regime interfered and imposed sectarian wars.

The Yemeni foreign minister stressed the right of the burdened people of Iran to be free from injustice.

He pointed out the the Iranian regime’s interference in Yemen’s internal affairs stretches back to 1982.

Al-Makhlafi accused the Iranian regime of fueling several wars in Yemen, the latest of which is still in place by supporting the Houthi militia.

"We wish the aspirations of the Iranian people success in achieving freedom and stopping foreign ventures," he said.

People are affected by tear gas fired by anti-riot Iranian police to disperse demonstrators in a protest over Iran's weak economy, in Tehran, Iran. (AP)

The Iranian Institute of Crime Research revealed on Monday the names of four military commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards who are working with the Houthi militia in Yemen and that the Iranian Ministry of Defense sent munitions experts in early 2017 to Yemen.

He added that three senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards were sent to Yemen to lead the Houthi military operations, namely Colonel Reda Basini, Commander Ali al-Rajabi and Major Mohammad Niazi.

They have also sent an ammunition manufacturing team headed by Bahram Rahnama to Yemen to help in providing weapons and ammunition to the Houthis last year.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 2 January 2018 KSA 18:52 - GMT 15:52
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