Spokesman Confirms Abduction of Iranian Embassy Staffer in Yemen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry said one of the Iranian Embassy staffers in Sana'a has been kidnapped by unknown assailants.
“I confirm the news, and the Foreign Ministry is trying to receive details about the matter and will inform public about the development,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi told Tasnim on Sunday evening.
The remarks by the Iranian foreign ministry spokesmn came after Reuters qouted Yemeni police sources as saying that the Iranian diplomat was passing through the diplomatic zone in south of Sana'a that a group of armed people blocked his way and took him out of his car taking him to an unknown place.
No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction and the officials at the Iranian foreign ministry are working with Yemeni government to release him.
Yemeni police also announced on Sunday that armed men kidnapped a staff member of the Iranian Embassy in Sana'a.