Iran recognizes Houthis government

Iran recognizes Houthis government

Alsahwa Net- The government of Iran has officially recognized the Houthis’ government in Sana’a on Saturday by accepting Houthis-newly-appointed ambassador of Yemen to Tehran on the same day.

The internationally recognized government condemned the move and says that the act disagrees with world laws and norms as well as the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Yemen.

The Iran’s state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on Saturday that the Houthis-government appointed Ibrahim Mohammad Mohammad Al-Deilami to “lead the Yemeni diplomatic mission in Iran.”
The Houthis’ leader, Abdulmalik Al-Houthi said in a televised speech broadcasted on Saturday that foreign diplomatic missions to Yemen should resume their work in Sana’a.

Al-Houthi said that activating Yemen’s diplomatic mission in Iran will “achieve major gains for Yemen.”
He added that over than 70 mutual agreements between Yemen and Iran that were frozen by Yemen’s former regime will be reactivated. He indicated that former regime in Yemen froze mutual agreements with Iran to please Saudi Arabia.

Yemen’s Minister of Information in the legitimate government, Muammar Al-Eryani wrote on his twitter account that exchange of diplomatic missions between the Houthis and Iran is not a surprise.

“This [exchange of diplomatic missions] transfers secret mutual relation between the two parties to public,” said Al-Eryani.

However, Al-Eryani condemned the step taken by the Houthis and Tehran and said that the move disagrees with the UNSC resolutions on the Yemen crisis.

He added that his government will send a protesting letter to the UN and demanded that the international community “should take strict stance against Iran’s intervention in Yemen that destabilizes security and stability.”

Mohammed Abdulslam, Chairman of the Abaad Studies and Research Center said that the move is a normal result of the recent rebellion against the government in Aden.

One week ago, the Emirati-backed pro-separation rebels took control of Aden which is the temporary base of the legitimate government, following brief clashes with the government forces.

For his part, former secretary at the Yemen President’s Office, Mukhtar Al-Rahabi, said that the Houthis’ appointment of their ambassador to Iran is the first implication of the rebellion in Aden by the separation forces.

“The ongoing conflict in liberated areas has granted safety to the Houthis [to move] whereas pro-government held areas sink in internal fighting,” said Al-Rahabi.

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