Abu Bakr al-Qirbi
Abu Bakr al-Qirbi
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen|
4 October 2016 – 28 November 2016*
|President||Saleh Ali al-Sammad|
|Prime Minister||Abdel-Aziz bin Habtour|
|Succeeded by||Hisham Sharaf|
4 April 2001 – 11 June 2014
|President||Ali Abdullah Saleh|
Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
|Prime Minister||Abdul Qadir Bajamal|
Ali Muhammad Mujawar
|Preceded by||Abdul Qadir Bajamal|
|Succeeded by||Jamal Abdullah al-Sallal|
Al Bayda', Yemen
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
|*Qirbi's term has been disputed by Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi.|
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.
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.
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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.”
- 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.
- "Yemen president fires cabinet" Al Jazeera. 3 March 2011. Archived 27 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine