Talks on Syria, Yemen

Talks on Syria, YemenTalks on Syria, Yemen

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Bogdanov talked on phone about the latest regional developments, especially the ongoing conflicts in Yemen and Syria, Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday.  

Amir Abdollahian and Bogdanov underlined the necessity of finding a peaceful settlement to the crises gripping the two Arab countries based on the UN charter and international law.

The Syrian government has been engaged in a violent conflict with militants backed by some regional countries over the past four and a half years and Yemen has been under attack by a Saudi-led military campaign since March.     

The senior diplomats stressed that adopting military measures will not help resolve the issues but only encourage extremism and spread hatred, sharing the view that the only way to address the problem is through regional and international cooperation.

The deputy foreign ministers agreed that “any political solution that undermines the role of the Syrian people, government and authorities in the fight against terrorism will come to a dead end.”

Reiterating support for UN-led efforts to provide assistance to impoverished Yemen, the two sides reassured that Tehran and Moscow will continue delivering humanitarian aid to war-affected people in the region.