Arab League Condemns Iran handing over Yemeni Embassy in Tehran to Houthi militias

The Secretary General of the Arab League (AL) Ahmed Aboul Gheit, condemned Iranian authorities’ official recognition of the Houthi militia as representative of the Republic of Yemen to Iran and, accordingly the handing over of the headquarters of the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Yemen in Tehran and its premises, funds and property to the outlawed militia. He considered the move a flagrant violation of diplomatic norms, the Charter of the United Nations, Vienna Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Relations and the relevant Security Council resolutions. Aboul Gheit affirmed the Arab League’s full support for all legal and political measures to be taken by the legitimate Yemeni government to address this Iranian behavior in order to preserve its sovereignty and independence.