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Russia: Yemen's President Hadi has responsibility for country's divisions, says Iranian Deputy FM02:37

Russia: Yemen's President Hadi has responsibility for country's divisions, says Iranian Deputy FM

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 30, 2015 at 17:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Abdollahian said the Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi made several mistakes that pushed "Yemen closer to war" during an interview in Moscow on Thursday.

Abdollahian believes some of those mistakes include "using terrorist groups to fight" rebel groups, and moving the capital to Aden which led to more divisions.

He also said that prior to Saudi Arabian airstrikes in Yemen, Iran had been trying to foster dialogue in the country by encouraging all Yemen's political forces, including the president, to gather in the capital Sanaa for talks. In his opinion, such talks could have averted a turn to violence.

Russia: Yemen's President Hadi has responsibility for country's divisions, says Iranian Deputy FM02:37
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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Abdollahian said the Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi made several mistakes that pushed "Yemen closer to war" during an interview in Moscow on Thursday.

Abdollahian believes some of those mistakes include "using terrorist groups to fight" rebel groups, and moving the capital to Aden which led to more divisions.

He also said that prior to Saudi Arabian airstrikes in Yemen, Iran had been trying to foster dialogue in the country by encouraging all Yemen's political forces, including the president, to gather in the capital Sanaa for talks. In his opinion, such talks could have averted a turn to violence.