Iran FM: Iran's influence in Yemen not USA and KSA concern

Iran FM: Iran's influence in Yemen not USA and KSA concern

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, said on Monday that the Saudi Arabia and the USA have nothing to do with Iran's influence in Yemen, hours after the two states have accused Iran of intervening in the Yemeni crisis.


The Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, have agreed, in a joint press conference, on the importance of stopping Tehran's intervention in Yemen.


Al-Jubeir called on the international community to "take strong measures to stop that''. In reply to those statements, Ghasemi said, "if Iran is having an influence in Yemen it is none of Kerry's and al Jubeir's concern,'' according to the Iranian-affiliated Almayadeen TV channel .


Ghasemi pointed out that the Iran's influence in Yemen does not mean having presence in Yemen, but is linked to the historical and cultural ties since the past.

''The Saudi foreign minister has to know that he has to stop supporting terrorism and terrorists,'' the Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman added.

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