Iran to file protest against Saudi foot-dragging that led to envoy’s martyrdom: FM

Iran to file protest against Saudi foot-dragging that led to envoy’s martyrdom: FM

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says some executive bodies in Riyadh are to blame for a delay in allowing Iran’s late ambassador to Yemen, who was suffering from the COVID-19 infection, to exit the Saudi-besieged country, saying Tehran will lodge a formal protest over the procrastination in accordance with international law.

According to Press TV, Iran’s Ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irloo passed away of COVID-19 complications on Tuesday. He had earlier this week been repatriated from Yemen amid a Saudi-led blockade of the war-torn Arab country to receive treatment at a hospital in Tehran.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the ambassador’s funeral procession in Tehran on Tuesday, Amir-Abdollahian said prior to Irloo’s martyrdom, the Foreign Ministry had been trying for several days to obtain a permission from Riyadh via a third country to send a plane either from Iran or another state to Sana’a to bring the coronavirus-stricken diplomat…

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