The foreign minister in Yemen’s National Salvation Government has offered condolences over the death of Iranian Ambassador to Sana’a Hassan Irloo, who died of COVID-19 complications after some Saudi officials delayed his return home for medical treatment.
“The foreign minister (Hisham Sharaf Abdullah) conveys his heartfelt condolences to the Iranian government, nation and family of heroic Irloo over the ambassador’s demise,” the ministry wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
“May his soul rest in peace and may God grant his family the strength and patience to endure this great pain,” the message also read.
Irloo passed away of COVID-19 complications on Tuesday. He had earlier this week been repatriated from Yemen amid a Saudi-led blockade of Yemen to receive treatment at a hospital in Tehran.
A war veteran, Irloo had sustained injuries from chemical warfare attacks on Iran during the ex-Iraqi regime’s 1980-88 war.
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