Iran insists UN can settle Yemen crisis through dialogue

November 21, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reiterated Tehran’s position that the UN can play an important role in resolving the crisis in Yemen politically.

During a meeting with Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Yemen Ismail Walid Shaikh Ahmed in Tehran on Wednesday, Zarif called for participation of all the Yemeni groups to resolve the conflict in the country.

Since March 26, Yemen is facing an ongoing crisis when Saudi Arabia launched an airstrike against the country.

According to Press TV, the Saudi aggression has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 7,500 people and injured nearly 14,000 others.

Zarif said the catastrophic situation in Yemen should be ended immediately.

“Months of aggression and military approaches have left nothing but destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure and death of the country’s innocent people,” he said.

For his part, The UN envoy elaborated on the latest developments in Yemen and highlighted the importance of Iran’s part in resolving the Yemeni crisis.

In April Iran submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlining a four-point peace plan for Yemen.

The plan calls for an immediate ceasefire and end of all foreign military attacks, humanitarian assistance, a resumption of broad national dialogue and “establishment of an inclusive national unity government”.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian also held talks with the UN official on Tuesday.

Amir-Abdollahian warned against a massive humanitarian crisis in Yemen and called for an end to the ongoing military aggression against the country, highlighting the need for a political solution to the crisis, Press TV reported.