Yemeni foreign minister extends condolences to Iran over death of ambassador to Sana’a

The foreign minister in ’s National Salvation Government has offered  condolences over the death of Iranian to ’a Hassan Irloo, who died of COVID-19 complications after some Saudi officials delayed his return home for medical treatment.

“The foreign minister (Hisham Sharaf Abdullah) conveys his heartfelt condolences to the Iranian government, nation and family of heroic Irloo over the ambassador’s demise,” the ministry wrote in a post on Tuesday.

“May his soul rest in peace and may God grant his family the strength and patience to endure this great pain,” the message also read.

Irloo passed away of COVID-19 complications on Tuesday. He had earlier this week been repatriated from Yemen amid a Saudi-led blockade of Yemen to receive treatment at a hospital in .

A war veteran, Irloo had sustained injuries from chemical warfare attacks on Iran during the ex-Iraqi regime’s 1980-88 war.

Foreign Minister said Tuesday that some executive bodies in Riyadh were to blame for a delay in allowing Iran’s late ambassador to Yemen, adding that Tehran will lodge a formal protest over the foot-dragging in accordance with international law.

Separately, the spokesman for the popular Ansarullah movement expressed his condolences to Tehran on the demise of the Iranian envoy.

“Our sincere condolences to the Iranian leadership, the dear , and to the family of the late Hassan Irloo, may God bless him and have mercy on him,” Mohammed Abdulsalam wrote in a post on his Twitter account.

Hussein al-Ezzi, the deputy foreign minister of Yemen, also condoled the Islamic Republic of Iran on Irloo’s death.

“I offer my condolences to the Islamic Republic, its leadership and people, on the death of His Excellency Ambassador Hassan Irloo, as well as his family,” Ezzi said on Twitter.

“We lost a wonderful friend who was an example of a successful and distinguished diplomat,” he added.

Moreover, Yemeni Ambassador to Tehran Ibrahim Mohammad al-Dulaimi offered condolences on Tuesday over the death of his Iranian counterpart.

“With great sadness and sorrow, we received the news of the death of our dear brother Hassan Irloo, who greatly contributed to the improvement of Yemeni-Iranian relations,” he said.

“We extend our sincere condolences and sympathy to his family, the leadership and officials in the Islamic Republic as well as the Iranian diplomatic mission in Sana’a. Hope God gives his relatives the patience and fortitude” to bear the tragic loss, Dulaimi pointed out.

Iranians bid farewell to late ambassador to Yemen

Meanwhile, thousands of people participated in a funeral in the capital Tehran for the late Iranian ambassador to Yemen. Senior state and military officials were in attendance as well.

, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, said the envoy was transferred to the country in a “bad state” and due to “late cooperation” of some countries.

He passed away “despite undergoing all stages of treatment to improve his condition”, Khatibzadeh said.


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