The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Dr. Abdulatif al-Zayani commended on Monday Yemeni authorities for dismantling an Iranian-backed cell in the capital of Sana'a, the official Saba news agency reported.
Earlier this week, Yemen announced that it had managed to detect an Iranian terrorist cell led by a former commander in Tehran Revolutionary Guards, revealing that the terrorist cell was planning to carry out terrorist attacks with the aim of stirring chaos and destabilizing the country.
In a statement released on Monday, al-Zayani showed the GCC's support for the steps taken and the efforts exerted by the Yemeni government, saying it has aimed through such measures to restore security and stability, Saba said.
The GCC official was quoted as saying that, "Yemen's efforts intended to restore stability and security and to reset the wheel of development in motion call for the continuation of the international community support's for Yemen until it overcomes this difficult stage in its history."
Furthermore, he made it clear that the GCC states are keen to continue support for their poverty-stricken neighbor for it to push ahead with the political reforms through the upcoming national dialogue and rewriting the constitution, it added.
Last week, President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi bluntly asked Tehran to stop interfering in his country's internal affairs; however, Iran described his accusation as baseless, calling on him to meet the aspirations of his people instead of blaming others for his failure.