No US Message on Yemen Crisis

No US Message on Yemen CrisisNo US Message on Yemen Crisis

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi rejected reports that Tehran has received a message from Washington about the ongoing crisis in Yemen. “The Foreign Ministry has not received any message [from the US] for talks with third parties on the Yemeni crisis,” Qasemi said in a statement on Saturday, Tasnim News Agency reported. Qasemi strongly denied recent reports by media outlets about Iran receiving the letter. Late August, Yemen’s Supreme Political Council said it was ready to restart peace talks if the Saudi government stops attacking the Arab country. The council said at the time that its willingness to restart the peace talks depended on Saudi Arabia’s “total cessation of the aggression and lifting of the unjust siege on the Yemeni people.” The Saudi military has been pounding Yemen since March 2015 to undermine Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and to restore power to the fugitive president Abd-Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.