Yemeni Foreign Minister voices Sanaa’s opposition to military operation against Iraq
Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Baqr Abdullah al-Kurbi, currently visiting Iran, expressed Sanaa’s opposition to any military operation in the Middle East. Upon his arrival, Al-Kurbi said that the region does not need any new military adventure and such an action would not resolve any problems.
"Regional problems must be resolved through political and diplomatic channels," the Yemeni minister said, and added, "while the world is fighting against terrorism, military actions would increase extremism in the region."
Al-Kurbi, who is visiting Tehran at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharrazi, is expected to meet with President Khatami and other top Iranian officials on bilateral relations, the latest developments in the region and worldwide, the Palestine issue, Iraq and also means of fighting terrorism.
Meanwhile, Yemen’s ambassador to Tehran told IRNA earlier that both sides would exchange ideas on bilateral relations and on ways of expanding them in the political, economic and cultural spheres. The Yemeni minister also said arrangements regarding President Khatami's future visit to Yemen was one of the issues on the agenda.
In addition, he said that the sixth session of the Iran-Yemen Joint Economic Commission would be held in Sanaa prior to Iranian President Khatami's visit. (Albawaba.com)
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