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Yemen Ceasefire Appreciated

Yemen Ceasefire AppreciatedYemen Ceasefire Appreciated

Iran’s Foreign Ministry welcomed a three-day ceasefire in Yemen, urging all parties engaged in the conflict to make efforts to respect the truce and end the futile war in the country. In a statement on Monday, the United Nations special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said a break from fighting between forces of the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi Ansarullah fighters would begin just before midnight Wednesday at 23:59 local time and continue for 72 hours. “The special envoy welcomes the restoration of the cessation of hostilities, which will spare the Yemeni people further bloodshed and will allow for the expanded delivery of humanitarian assistance,” the statement added. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Tuesday Yemen is suffering from a very deplorable humanitarian situation and hoped that all parties engaged in the conflict, particularly the Saudi-led coalition, would respect the ceasefire, Press TV reported.  Qasemi hoped that the warring parties would allow the immediate dispatch of humanitarian aid to the oppressed Yemeni civilians and the wounded, including those injured in a recent bloody airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a funeral hall in Sana’a.

 

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