The Yemeni government accused the Houthis and Iran of being behind the attack on Aden airport on Wednesday, which killed 22 people.
Prime Minister Abd al-Malik Saeed said Iranian experts had fired guided missiles, without providing evidence. The Houthis deny responsibility for the bombing.
“The attack may amount to a war crime,” Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen, said in a phone call with Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak.
The missiles exploded at the airport minutes after the plane carrying Yemeni government members landed. None of the ministers was hurt, but journalists and guests waiting for them were among the victims.
A member of the Red Cross staff was also killed in the attack, the organization said in a tweet.
It also reported that two of its crew members were missing, while three of them were injured.
On the other hand, there were reports of an explosion at the headquarters of a French non-governmental organization in Aden on the eve of the new year.
The private “Aden Al-Ghad” website attributed a security source to saying that a bomb caused the explosion and that it led to the destruction of the gate of the offices of the French organization, “an initiative against hunger.”
This is the second attack on a French organization in Aden in two months, according to the private Al-Masdar website.