Mar 19, 2015, 4:59 PM
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Iran condemns assassination of Yemeni political activist

Tehran, March 19, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Thursday condemned assassination of Yemeni political activist Abdulkarim al-Khiwani.

Al-Khiwani was a member of the National Dialogue Conference.

Referring to the critical situation of Yemen, Afkham called on all Yemeni political groups to exercise restraint.

The Iranian spokeswoman warned that those against political dialogue are seeking to hamper political efforts. Therefore, she urged all Yemeni political parties to refrain from any acts of violence.

Afkham noted that the problems facing the Yemeni nation can be solved only through inter-Yemeni dialogue and with active partnership of all the groups, parties and the political and social movements in the country.