Iran said Wednesday an agreement between the Yemeni government and southern separatists would promote the “Saudi occupation” of Yemen. 

“The Riyadh agreement between [AbdRabbuh] Mansour Hadi’s government and the separatist council is incomplete and will not solve the Yemen crisis and its problems,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement cited by the official IRNA news agency.

“The Yemeni people will not allow foreign forces to occupy southern Yemen,” it said.

Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said the agreement “does not provide any support to solve the problems in Yemen but comes in the context of promoting the Saudi occupation

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