Yemen recalls its ambassador to Iran

Foreign Minister Riyad Yassin's office announced that his country recalled its ambassador to Iran on Thursday. (File: Reuters)

Yemen’s government recalled its ambassador to Iran on Thursday after the Islamic republic refused that an aid ship it had sent to a Yemeni port be searched, the foreign minister's office announced, according to Reuters news agency.

The Riyadh-based Yemeni government has insisted that an Iranian aid ship bound for the war-damaged country consent to inspections before docking, but Tehran has described such a search as illegal.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45