07 October 2016 - 20:33
News ID: 424139
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Rasa - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi categorically dismissed a news report by a Saudi newspaper alleging that an Iranian deputy foreign minister has recently paid an official visit to the Yemeni capital of Sana'a.
Iranian Foreign Ministry

RNA - Qassemi's remarks came after the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper claimed on Thursday that Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari has travelled to Sana'a to hold talks with senior Ansarullah officials.

 

“Fabricating such news by the Saudi media takes place while the route to Sana’a has been closed for several months and Saudi Arabia does not even allow Yemeni nationals to travel to the city," Qassemi told FNA.

 

He reiterated that circulation of such news comes in line with Riyadh’s numerous instances of prevarication in the wake of their recurrent and back-to-back defeats during their military invasion of Yemen.

 

Saudi Arabia has been pounding Yemen since March 2015, with the UN putting the death toll in the war at 10,800. The offensive was launched to reinstate former fugitive Yemeni President Mansour Hadi, a Saudi ally.

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