Dialogue Can Help Rectify Yemen's Situation

Dialogue Can Help Rectify Yemen's SituationDialogue Can Help Rectify Yemen's Situation

The deputy foreign minister said the complicated situation in Yemen can only be improved through an inclusive national dialogue.

"Yemen belongs to all Yemenis and the (only) practical solution to the complex problems facing the country is to hold Yemeni-Yemeni talks in a calm atmosphere and with the participation of all political and social parties," Hossein Amir Abdollahian said.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf Bin Alawi in Muscat on Monday.

Commenting on the recent developments in Yemen, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs said "continued consultations among all political parties" could prove effective in tackling the existing challenges, IRNA reported.

He called on all regional parties to avoid taking measures that could escalate extremism, noting, "Today, fighting against terrorism and extremism and (helping promote) the unity of the Muslim world is a necessity and accordingly, the fight against Daesh (the Arabic acronym for IS, standing for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) and al Qaeda takfiri groups is praiseworthy."

A takfiri is a Muslim who accuses followers of other faiths and some Islamic sects of being unbelievers.

Alawi, for his part, described Iran as "an important country with a long history in the region," adding, "The Sultanate of Oman has transparent and stable relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and regards expansion of bilateral ties as beneficial to the two countries and the region."

He warned against any move "motivated by extremism" because it is against "public interests."