Iran Funding Yemeni Separatist Conference in Beirut

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Mohammed Jumeh - A Yemeni official informed Asharq Al-Awsat that Yemeni authorities have banned a number of MPs and officials from traveling to Beirut to attend the Yemeni opposition summit there which is being financed by Iran under the supervision of Hizbullah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp [IRGC]. The official also noted that "Iran has named its new ambassador to Sanaa; however the Yemeni government refused to accept his credentials because he was previously a senior officer in the IRGC." Yemen's Akhbar al-Youm newspaper also revealed that Yemen had arrested two Iranian nationals in the country with alleged ties to the IRGC.

2012-05-14 00:00:00

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