Iran Calls for Resuming Yemeni Dialogue

Iran Calls for Resuming Yemeni Dialogue

A senior diplomat called for resumption of talks between Yemeni groups and said Iran is ready to help Yemenis go through the political process and engage in inclusive dialogue to settle the ongoing crisis.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the statements in a phone conversation with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Tuesday, in which they discussed the latest developments in Yemen, IRNA reported.
The diplomat rebuked the Saudi-led coalition for launching "indiscriminate military attacks" against the Yemeni people and infrastructures, which led to the deterioration of humanitarian situation in the impoverished country, calling for an immediate halt to the aggression.
Cheikh Ahmed hailed Iranian efforts to promote the political approach in Yemen for finding a solution to the conflict.
Referring to the miserable status of people in the war-ravaged Arab country, the UN envoy said "many attempts have been made to stop the war and dispatch humanitarian aid" to the crisis-hit country, hoping for them to bear fruit soon.
He said the crisis has a political solution and there is a prospect for reaching a compromise.
"But it [achieving a solution] needs the cooperation of all Yemeni sides and support of all countries for the Yemeni-Yemeni talks," the UN official said.
Yemen has been witnessing ceaseless attacks by Saudi-led coalition since March 26. The strikes are meant to undermine the Houthi movement and bring fugitive former Yemeni president Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power.
The campaign, according to Yemeni Health Ministry, has claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people by now, while the UN says a majority of non-combatants killed in the past seven months died as a result of the Saudi-led airstrikes.


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