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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Zarif: Dialogue Remains Only Solution to Yemen Crisis

Iran’s top diplomat says members of the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen have created a whirlpool for themselves and are now attempting to save themselves by clutching at straws
President Rouhani hailed the stance of Russia and other countries that helped block the British-drafted resolution against Iran
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Zarif: Dialogue Remains Only Solution to Yemen Crisis

Iran on Tuesday reiterated its stance that a political solution is the only way out of the deteriorating situation in Yemen, following a western bid that took aim at Tehran over its alleged failure to block military supplies to Yemen's Houthi group.  
"Since the very start, Iran called for ceasefire, aid, dialogue & inclusive government. This—not a delusion of military victory or accusations—remains the only solution," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in a tweet. 
He also criticized the failed "desperate" attempts by the United States and Britain at the United Nations Security Council to call out Iran over the situation in Yemen.
Russia blocked a resolution at the 15-member council on Monday that would have pressured Iran over the use of missiles by the Houthis. The failed resolution had been drafted by Britain in consultation with the US and France, Reuters reported.

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