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Saudi-led coalition dismisses Iranian claims of negligence in evacuating Iran’s Yemen ambassador

In response to Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian’s unfounded claims,” the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s spokesperson, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, filed an official protest against Saudi Arabia for delaying the transfer of the Iranian ambassador to the nation. After getting infected with coronavirus and dying, Hassan Erlo, a member of the Houthis, was transferred to Iran for treatment.

Saudi-led coalition assisted evacuation

According to the official Saudi news agency, “the leadership of the Saudi-led coalition joint forces has followed abreast of what was reported by some media agencies as insulting statements by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian regarding the humanitarian coalition’s position regarding the evacuation of Hassan Erlo, an officer of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards from Yemen,” Al-Maliki said.”
“In response to diplomatic mediation from the brothers within the Sultanate of Oman and therefore the Republic of Iraq, the leadership of the coalition’s joint forces, in implementation of the leadership’s generous guidance, supported by God in the Kingdom, began facilitating the transfer of the aforementioned for humanitarian considerations, less than (48) hours after reporting his health condition,” Al-Maliki said.
Iran’s disrespectful comments are incompatible with humanitarian norms and principles, and that they don’t appreciate the humanitarian and noble coalition’s attitude in relocating the above from (Sana’a) to (Basra),” he stated.
“The Saudi-led coalition Joint Forces Command provided all facilities and permits for transit, also as logistical support for the Iraqi Air Force’s C-130 medevac plane, which is that the second time for the evacuation of an Iranian citizen associated with combat operations in Yemen, following the evacuation of an Iranian citizen associated with combat operations in Yemen,” Al-Maliki said, according to the Saudi Agency.

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