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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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.”
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