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No Iranian military advisers in Yemen, no arms supplied there — diplomat

September 22, 2015, 12:37 UTC+3
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has confirmed that Iran has sent military advisers in Syria and Iraq
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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

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MOSCOW, September 22./TASS/. Tehran does not send either military advisers or weapons to Yemen, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Tuesday.

"In the fight against terrorism we are rendering assistance to the countries that see themselves on the brink of a terrorist threat," the diplomat said.

Iran has not sent military advisers to Yemen, he said. "We have not supplied and are not supplying any arms there," the diplomat added.

"We have military advisers in Syria and Iraq, helping in the fight against terrorism at the request of the governments of these states," Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said, marking that Tehran’s assistance to Syria and Iraq came within the framework of international law.

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