Ben Dagher: We will not allow Iran to have a foothold in Yemen

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Ben Dagher vowed not to allow Iran to have a foothold in his country. (Supplied)

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Ben Dagher vowed not to allow Iran to have a foothold in his country.

This came during his meeting Sunday in the interim capital of Aden, with the commander of the Saudi forces in the Arab alliance, Brigadier Sultan bin Islam, and a number of officers of the Kingdom.

“We will not allow Iran to exist or to spread its culture or destructive project in Yemen and the entire Arab region,” Ben Dagher said.

He added: “The Yemeni people stand supported by the countries of the Arab alliance to thwart this project.”

The head of the Yemeni government said that Operation Al-Hazm Storm, led by Saudi Arabia, came at a time of divergence and changed the equation of forces. It foiled Iran’s ambition to expand and control Yemen and threaten the security and stability of the Arab world, especially neighboring countries and regional and international shipping.

Ben Dagher discussed with the commander of the Saudi forces the security and military aspects of the liberation of the remaining areas under the control of the Houthi militias and deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh, how to establish peace and disarm the militias.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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