Ayatollah Khamenei offers condolences over passing of Iran’s Yemen envoy

Ayatollah Khamenei offers condolences over passing of Iran's Yemen envoy
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a message of condolence over the recent passing of Hassan Irloo, Iran’s ambassador to Sana’a, who died of COVID-19 complications amid Saudi obstruction.

In the Wednesday message, Ayatollah Khamenei compared Irloo’s demise to martyrdom, calling him an “efficient envoy.”

“His (Irloo’s) glorious track record features a collection of political struggle, diplomatic endeavors, and social activisim,” read the message.

The envoy had earlier this week been repatriated from Yemen to receive treatment at home. Some officials from Saudi Arabia, which has subjected Yemen to an all-out war and blockade since 2015, however, delayed his return.

This is while, the official was already suffering from injuries sustained in chemical warfare attacks during the war that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein waged against Iran from 1980 to 1988, making his return even more…

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