Iranian deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian today called on Yemeni authorities to help secure the release of an Iranian diplomat abducted in Sana'a last year. Nour Ahmad Nikbakht was kidnapped near the embassy on his way to work by unidentified gunmen on 21 July 2013.
Yemeni officials released intelligence reports in May showing Nikbakht was alive.
File photo: A Yemeni soldier stands guard in front of the Iranian Embassy in Sana’a. (IRNA/Press TV)