UAE summons Iranian Charge d'Affaires to protest Iran’s provision of illegal weapons to coup militia in Yemen

ABU DHABI, 2nd February, 2017 (WAM) — Dr. Abdul Rahim Al Awadi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Legal Affairs, has summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the Iranian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, handing him a note of protest on Iran’s illegal provision of weapons to the coup militia against the legitimacy in Yemen.

Al Awadi said that Iran’s move is in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions prohibiting this, adding that it is considered an attack on international legitimacy, the rule of Yemen, and fuels the conflict there.

He noted that the UN Security Council Resolution No. 2216 on Yemen is clear in this respect, so accordingly, the Iranian weapons and unmanned aircraft which the Arab coalition forces targeted recently, are a clear violation of the relevant international resolutions.