Apr 9, 2015, 6:48 PM
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Iran summons Saudi charge d'affaires

Tehran, April 9, IRNA – Foreign Ministry summoned Saudi Arabia charge d'affaires late on Wednesday to protest against baseless allegation made by the Saudi military spokesman.

According to Foreign Ministry Media Diplomacy Department, following the unfounded statement by Ahmed Al Asiri that Iran is involved in training Ansarullah forces to deal a blow to Yemeni nation and destroy the country's vital infrastructures, the foreign ministry summoned the Saudi charge d'affaires to lodge Iran's protest against the allegation.

Head of Persian Gulf First Department of the Foreign Ministry described al-Asiri's statement as untrue, saying that Iran considers Yemen developments as internal issues, condemning use of force by the Saudi government.

He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran believes in diplomatic settlement of the humanitarian plight underway in Yemen.

He said that the Saudi air raids deteriorated the humanitarian crisis in Yemen killing several hundred innocent civilians.