Yemen has called the Iranian ambassador to protest against Tehran's support for the Houthi rebels in northern parts of the country. Yemen's Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi told the Iranian envoy that if Iran continues to back the rebels in Saada this may force Yemen to take "serious diplomatic decisions" over the Yemeni-Iranian ties.
According to SABA news agency, the Yemeni minister said Iran's attitude toward the crisis in the north could harm the Yemeni-Iranian ties. He also complained about the Iranian media coverage of the conflict.
In an interview with the Al-Methaq newspaper, the minister affirmed his ministry called Iran's ambassador to Sana'a and informed him of Yemen's protest against the Iranian position. In addition, the Ministry of Foreign also contacted Iran's Foreign Ministry over the matter.