Tehran denied on Thursday allegations about the arrest of an Iranian spy cell run by a leader of the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
In remarks to the Iranian Al-Alam TV, a spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Affairs cautioned other states against interference in Yemen's affairs, stressing that interventions in the affairs of the regional states is a wrong approach.
The Yemeni Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the security authorities arrested an Iranian spy cell that had been working in Yemen for seven years, spelling out that the cell was tasked with running spy operations in Yemen and African Horn.
Hours after the declaration of the arrest, Yemen president Abdu Rabo Mansour Had warned Iran from interfering in Yemen affairs.
In a speech delivered on Wednesday to cadets of the War College, he urged Iran to take into account that Yemen is currently facing critical conditions, stressing that Iran must stop its interventions in Yemen. Hadi reaffirmed that he will hunt the terrorists anywhere in Yemen, reminding about victories made by the army in Zinjibar, Jaar and other regions of Abyan.Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi had affirmed that there are a strong relations between the Houthi group and Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
In remarks to a Saudi newspaper, Al-Watan, Al-Qirbi said affirmed that Tehran trains the Houthis and provides them with weapons, equipments and funds.
Al-Qirbi affirmed that Iran has relations with Al-Houthi group and other Yemeni groups, pointing out that such relations pose a source of concerns to Yemenis.