Yemen protests to Iran over Shi’ite rebels

SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen accused Iranian media on Monday of bias toward Shi’ite rebels fighting government troops in northern Yemen, warning it could take unspecified steps in response.

Yemen’s Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi told al-Mithaq newspaper he had summoned the Iranian ambassador.

“We expressed our position to the Iranian ambassador in Sanaa. We warned them that the media rhetoric does not serve bilateral interests between us and Iran,” he was quoted as saying in the paper, owned by Yemen’s ruling party.

“If Iranian media want to be a tool in the hands of the subversives in Saada and to adopt their positions, this will have negative consequences for Yemeni-Iranian relations, which will require us to take difficult decisions.”

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