Iran Dismisses Report on Death of Adviser in Yemen

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Publish Date: 9:06 - 22 August 2021
Sunday, 22 August 2021 (YJC)_Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh denied as groundless a claim that an Iranian military adviser has been killed in Yemen.

Iran Dismisses Report on Death of Adviser in YemenIn a statement released on Saturday, Khatibzadeh said the remarks made by a member of the resigned government of Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi regarding the killing of an Iranian national in Yemen are basically false.

He emphasized that there is no Iranian military adviser in Yemen to be killed by the invaders' bombardments.

"Such baseless remarks will not change the reality on the ground in Yemen about the cowardly attacks of the self-proclaimed coalition against the oppressed people of Yemen and their determination to face the aggression," the spokesman said.

Khatibzadeh also expressed regret that those individuals who consider themselves Yemenis are now encouraging and backing the aggressors in their oppression caused by the blockade and war against the people of their own country, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

His remarks came after Muammar al-Iryani, Yemeni information minister in the administration of Hadi, claimed on Twitter that an Iranian military expert and nine other people were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in central Yemen on Saturday.

Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2015, when Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a devastating military campaign to reinstall the Saudi-friendly regime of Hadi in Sana’a.

The protracted war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and created the worst humanitarian catastrophe in modern history.

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