Iran urges Yemen to halt crackdown
IRAN: Iran has expressed its displeasure over the clashes between
Yemeni Government forces and their supporters and pro-democracy
protesters. An Iranian Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday that
Tehran has always called for dialogue between Government and protesters.
The official noted that Sana’a should take heed of the legitimate
demands of the Yemeni people and urged the Government to stop using
force to crack down on the protesters. Violent clashes erupted in Sana’a
Tuesday, which was the eleventh day of the latest phase of the popular
uprising in the country.
At least two Yemeni university students were killed and 10 others
were wounded, when security forces opened fire on unarmed students
protesting in front of Sana’a University.On the same day, the police
shot and killed a protester and wounded four others in the southern city
of Aden.Over the past few weeks, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators
have taken to the streets across Yemen, demanding that President Ali
Abdullah Saleh step down.
A number of opposition lawmakers and the Shia Houthis in northern
Yemen have also joined the pro-democracy demonstrations. PressTV