Intensified Fighting Complicates Yemen Situation

Intensified Fighting Complicates Yemen SituationIntensified Fighting Complicates Yemen Situation

The deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs said the intensification of war and the continuation of military attacks on Yemen not only do not help solve the crisis but also complicate the situation in the impoverished Arab country.

Hossein Amir Abdollahian made the remark in a phone conversation with UN special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, ISNA reported on Friday.  

"Unfortunately, the international community has remained silent over what is going on in Yemen and the massacre of the oppressed and defenseless people of this country," he said, noting that the killing of women and children in particular runs counter to international humanitarian laws.

He said Tehran maintains that the United Nation needs to play a "constructive role" to help find a political solution to help improve the situation in the war-hit country, and that the only way out of the current situation is to halt military attacks, boost a political process and hold national dialogue.  

Cheikh Ahmed said the UN is striving to secure a permanent ceasefire and a political agreement among all Yemeni groups.

"Seeking a political solution and avoiding war are in the interest of everyone in Yemen and the region."