Iran Reiterates Call for Diplomatic Settlement of Crisis in Yemen


Iran, once again, called on the world states and international bodies to utilize their entire diplomatic capacities to force the Saudi-led coalition to immediately halt their airstrikes on Yemen to pave the ground for national dialogue in the crisis-hit country.

“The parties that are after creating unrest and civil war in Yemen fail to understand its undesirable repercussions on region’s security,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian pointed out.

“Every influential domestic, regional and international party has to assist the UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Yemen to reach a fair political agreement,” he further added.

Amir Abdollahian said collaboration in the crimes against humanity in Yemen or remaining silent vis-a-vis such crimes, will give rise to the dangerous growth of terrorism.

Iran will continue dispatching its humanitarian assistance to Yemen through international organizations, he said.

In mid-April, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put forward details of a proposed peace plan according to which Tehran seeks to help end the ongoing conflict gripping Yemen.

During his visit to the Spanish capital, Madrid, Zarif proposed a four-point plan, emphasizing the Yemeni nation’s right to decide its own future free from foreign interference.

The proposal includes hammering out a ceasefire, sending humanitarian assistance to the people affected by violence, launching an intra-Yemeni dialog, and establishing a broad-based government participated by all Yemeni factions, according to Zarif.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 151 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,516 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.