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National Dialogue Only Solution to Yemen Conflict

National Dialogue Only Solution to Yemen Conflict  National Dialogue Only Solution to Yemen Conflict

Iran has reiterated its position that there is no military solution to the protracted conflict in Yemen and said it is ready to cooperate with all concerned parties to help restore peace in the Arab country through Yemeni-led national dialogue.  

“A peaceful solution can be achieved only through an all-inclusive, Yemeni-led and Yemeni-owned national dialogue,” Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo, wrote in letters to the UN secretary-general and the president of the United Nations Security Council, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

“Saudi Arabia should end its military and political intervention in and lift the blockade against Yemen,” he added.  

The envoy warned the international community and the UN Security Council about the negative consequences of the continuation of “inhumane” and “aggressive” actions being committed by the kingdom against the defenseless people of Yemen as well as the threats posed by such actions to peace and security in the region.

  Peace Plan

“The Islamic Republic has presented a peace plan to this effect…and stands ready to engage with all relevant stakeholders in a meaningful dialogue to operationalize this peace plan,” Khoshroo said, referring to a peace plan for Yemen submitted by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the UN in 2015.

The plan calls for a ceasefire and an immediate end to all military operations, unimpeded urgent humanitarian and medical assistance to the people of Yemen, resumption of Yemeni-led and Yemeni-owned national dialogue with the participation of representatives of all political parties and social groups and establishment of an inclusive national unity government.

  Saudi Provocations

He rejected claims by Saudi Arabia linking Iran with a recent attack allegedly carried out by Yemen’s Houthi fighters against two Saudi oil tankers in the Red Sea’s Bab al-Mandeb strait, one of the world’s most important oil export routes.  

“It is crystal clear that such a provocation is aimed at covering up brutalities and war crimes, as well as crimes against humanity, that this country continues to commit in Yemen on a daily basis, particularly by destroying its basic infrastructure, bombing densely populated residential areas and attacking public and civilian places such as hospitals, schools, medical facilities, markets, mosques, ports and airports, as well as water and electricity systems,” the ambassador wrote.

 

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