Bab al-Mandab, Yemen 0
30 December 2020

Media reports indicated that “at least 22 people were killed and dozens wounded in an attack on Aden airport… moments after a plane landed carrying a newly formed Saudi-backed cabinet”. A Yemeni minister reported that all “cabinet members are safe” and called the incident a “terrorist attack by Iran-backed Huthi militia”. A Houthi official reportedly denied any involvement in the attack. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson subsequently remarked that “such acts of violence and the killing of civilians are the results of the mentality of aggressors and occupiers of Yemen… Iran condemns the aggressors’ acts of aggression and war, and stresses a political solution to the crisis, and once again asks all parties to end the futile conflict by returning to political negotiations”.

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