Iran's top diplomat to Yemen died on Tuesday after contracting coronavirus, Iranian state TV has said, APA reports citing the National Post.
The death of Ambassador Hassan Irloo came after he was recalled from Yemen.
State-run media in Iran said he had become infected with the virus in Yemen.
The ministry said Mr Irloo was in need of urgent medical care after being infected for several days, and was on his way to Iran.
“In order to transfer him to our country for treatment, the Foreign Ministry conducted consultations with some regional countries to prepare for his transfer, ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told state media.
Mr Irloo was appointed by Tehran in October last year as its ambassador to Sanaa.