According to the statement, the killing of Saleh at the hands of Iranian-backed Houthi rebels would only escalate the current spilt and tensions in Yemen.
The Egyptian foreign ministry considers these developments to be a reflection of the crisis Yemen has been suffering from for years as a result of “negative foreign interference.”
The ministry also renewed Egypt’s position on the conflict in Yemen, calling all parties involved to be committed to a political solution in the war-torn country according to UN security council resolution 2216, as well as the 2013-14 National Dialogue Conference and the Gulf Initiative.
Egypt is currently a member of the Saudi-led military coalition against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Source: Ahram online