Abu Bakr al-Qirbi

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Abu Bakr al-Qirbi
Abu Bakr alQirbi (cropped).jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen
In office
4 October 2016 – 28 November 2016*
Disputed
PresidentSaleh Ali al-Sammad
Prime MinisterAbdel-Aziz bin Habtour
Succeeded byHisham Sharaf
In office
4 April 2001 – 11 June 2014
PresidentAli Abdullah Saleh
Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
Prime MinisterAbdul Qadir Bajamal
Ali Muhammad Mujawar
Mohammed Basindawa
Preceded byAbdul Qadir Bajamal
Succeeded byJamal Abdullah al-Sallal
Personal details
Born1942[1]
Al Bayda', Yemen
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
*Qirbi's term has been disputed by Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi.

Abu Bakr Abdullah al-Qirbi (Arabic: أبو بكر القربي‎) is a Yemeni diplomat who was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen from 2001 to 2014.[2]

Abu Bakr al-Qirbi with United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

On 13 December 2009, al-Qirbi urged Iran's government to crack down on Iranian groups who he accused of aiding Houthi rebels in northern Yemen, holding the Iranian government partly to blame. According to al-Qirbi, "religious (Shiite) circles and groups in Iran are providing aid to the Houthis"; however, Iran repeatedly denied such accusations.[3]

Following the anti-government protests in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh dismissed all members of the Cabinet of Yemen on March 20, 2011. They were to remain as serving members until a new government was formed.[4]

On 4 October 2016, during the Civil War, he was appointed as foreign minister in the Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour's cabinet.[5]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 August 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Patrick Goodenough (19 January 2010). "Yemen Claims to Have Top Terrorist in Custody". Cybercast News Service. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Visiting Canada on Monday, Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Kurbi stressed that the government did not want Western troops, as their presence would “hamper our efforts to fight al-Qaeda.”
  3. ^ Yemeni FM: Iran Must Curb Groups Aiding Huthi Rebels "Yemeni FM: Iran Must Curb Groups Aiding Huthi Rebels". naharnet. 13 December 2009. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Yemen president fires cabinet" Al Jazeera. 3 March 2011. Archived 27 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ https://www.rulers.org/2016-10.html
  6. ^ Constantinian