Yemen’s Saleh was ‘assassinated’ by Iranian Guards, his lawyer says

Mohammed al-Masuri referred to what he called an “assassination” and that the Guards had planned to kill Saleh with the help of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. (File photo: Reuters)

The private lawyer of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Thursday that the slain leader was killed by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

Mohammed al-Masuri referred to what he called an “assassination” and that the Guards had planned to kill Saleh with the help of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.

Masuri pledged he would soon reveal further details of Iran’s involvement in Saleh’s killing, as well as details on the scale of Iran’s presence in Yemen.

According to Al Arabiya sources, this is the third confirmation of Iran’s involvement in Saleh’s killing at his home in Sanaa on December 4, following his call for a popular uprising against the Houthi militia – switching sides after he had been allied to them in recent years.


 

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