Within the framework of its continuous political and military support for the Houthi coup militia in Yemen, Tehran appointed an ambassador accredited to the Houthi militia in Sana’a, which sparked widespread discontent in the Yemeni street, in conjunction with calls for legitimacy to respond to this hostile step by Tehran.
Tehran avoided direct official recognition of the Houthi militia for years, before the latter, in August 2019, appointed the leader close to the militia leader Ibrahim al-Dailami as its alleged ambassador to Tehran, and the latter recognized him and handed him over to the Yemeni embassy.
Tehran’s announcement yesterday (Saturday) came in statements by Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatib Zadeh, reported by Fars News Agency, in which he said that “the new Iranian ambassador to Yemen, Hassan Erlo, has arrived in Sana’a,” describing him as an “extraordinary and absolute ambassador. ».
While Iran has not revealed the way in which Earlo arrived in Sanaa, informed sources in Sanaa reported that he arrived on an Omani plane last Wednesday, which transported 283 wounded Houthis who were receiving treatment, according to the Middle East.
Yemeni activists accuse the United Nations and its aircraft of facilitating the arrival of Iranian leaders and experts to Yemen to help stabilize the rule of the coup and military support, transfer of techniques for manufacturing explosives and training in assembling pieces of smuggled missiles and drones.
Yemeni activists say that the legitimate government must respond to the Iranian move, in which they saw a violation of sovereignty and Tehran’s insistence on prolonging the war and violating international laws and decisions.
It is noteworthy that the Yemeni government had asked the UN Security Council to condemn the behavior of the Iranian regime against the background of its recognition of the government of the Houthi revolutionaries and the handing over of the Yemeni embassy in Tehran and the rest of the diplomatic headquarters to the Houthi group.
In a letter submitted last year to the Security Council, the Yemeni mission to the United Nations considered that what Tehran had done was “a violation of Iran’s international obligations under the United Nations Charter, the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, and Security Council Resolution 2216”.
And Yemen had severed its diplomatic relationship with Tehran on October 2, 2015, and demanded the Iranian regime to observe the provisions of Article 45 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and to protect the headquarters of the Yemeni diplomatic mission in Tehran, and its funds and archives.