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Publish Date: 18:55 - 13 February 2015
Tehran, YJC. Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned the decision by the United States and Britain to close their embassies in the Yemeni capital is a rushed but purposeful move.

"The move is hasty and purposeful,” Deputy Foreign Minister in Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told reporters while speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony held to mark the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution in Tehran on Wednesday.

"What is happening in Yemen is a domestic issue and concerns all Yemenis, and the United Nations the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council can realistically contribute to Yemen’s stability and the region,” he said

Fighters of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement gained control of the capital city of Sana’a in September 2014. The revolutionaries say the former government was incapable of establishing security and had permanently failed in managing the administrative affairs of the impoverished Arab country.

"Yemen belongs to all Yemenis and Ansarullah (movement) is taking steps with a view to helping the political process to yield results while at the same time fighting corruption and terrorism,” the Iranian official said, adding that the Shia movement is conducting the process wisely and heeds public demands.

Noting that the recent developments in Yemen have improved security in the Middle East, Amir-Abdollahian said political changes in the Yemeni capital Sana'a have made conditions more difficult for the terrorists.

He added that Iran supports independence and national unity in Yemen as it views Yemen's security as the entire Middle East region.

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