Dialogue Key to Settling Yemen Conflict

Dialogue Key to Settling Yemen ConflictDialogue Key to Settling Yemen Conflict

The Yemen conflict should be solved only through dialogue between the opposing sides in the Arab country without any outside interference, a member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said on Monday.

The lawmaker was speaking with ICANA about the recent formation of the Higher Political Council in Yemen to run the state affairs and the Saudi meddling that led to the breakdown of the Yemen peace talks in Kuwait.

Ali Najafi added that Saudi Arabia has played an aggressive role by conducting airstrikes that have killed civilians.

“They play the same role in the political side of the conflict,” he said.

A Saudi-led coalition of Arab states intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to restore power to the ousted president Abd-Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Najafi supported Yemen’s Higher Political Council and said any measure to promote national understanding is positive.

He, however, warned of the negative influence of some Arab countries, such as Saudi Arabia, on the situation in the impoverished Arab country.

The Houthis and the party of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh have set up the 10-member governing council last month to run the country after UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement.