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Yemen Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr. (AP)

Aden- Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Ben Dagher said on Monday that his country would not allow Iran to have a foothold or spread its culture and destructive projects in Yemen and the entire Arab region.

“Our Yemeni people will stand with the support of the Arab coalition countries to thwart this Iranian project. The principles of justice and equality in addition to promoting the rule of the civil and modern state will surely win,” the prime minister said.

Den Dagher was speaking during a meeting held Sunday in the interim capital of Aden, with the commander of the Saudi forces in the Arab alliance, Brigadier Sultan bin Islam, and a number of officers of the Kingdom.

He stressed that the operation of Determination Storm came at a milestone stage and “thwarted Iran’s ambition to expand and threaten the security and stability of our Arab homeland, especially neighboring countries and regional and international navigation.”

He praised the role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in supporting Yemen and its unity and stability.

Ben Dagher called for the liberation of the remaining areas under the control of the Houthi militias and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. “We should begin to liberate the province of Taiz, which is the gate of Yemen… Victory starts there,” he said.

Meanwhile, Yemen’s news agency quoted Brigadier Sultan bin Islam as saying that the Arab coalition was working jointly to end the coup and recuperate the legitimacy of Yemen.

Bin Islam added that Saudi Arabia and the Coalition forces “would continue to support Yemen until defeating the enemy and achieving victory.”

The meeting of Ben Dagher with the commander of the Saudi forces also tackled the security and military aspects of the liberation of the remaining areas in Yemen and the means to establish peace and disarm the militias.