News ID: 233112
Published: 0303 GMT October 21, 2018

Iran, ICRC discuss latest developments in Syria, Yemen

Iran, ICRC discuss latest developments in Syria, Yemen

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer and the Special Assistant of the Foreign Minister in Political Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari reviewed latest developments in Syria and Yemen on Sunday.

The two officials discussed the latest status of Syria, the Astana peace talks, the humanitarian situation in the Syrian city of Idlib, and the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, IRNA reported.

Iran has been providing military advisory assistance to the Syrian Army at the request of the Syrian government in its operations to eliminate terror groups.

Maurer and Jaberi Ansari also conferred on developments in Yemen, and the latest efforts to solve the crisis and facilitate the process of providing humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.

Providing humanitarian aid to the war-torn people in Yemen and Syria has always been among the priorities of Iran in recent years and the country has used all its capacities in this regard.

Saudi Arabia and some of its allies including the United Arab Emirates launched the brutal war against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the country’s popular Houthi movement, which has played a significant role, alongside the Yemeni Army, in defending the nation.

Some 15,000 Yemenis have so far been killed and thousands more injured as a result of the bloody campaign which has left a record 22.2 million Yemenis in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger, according to UN statistics.



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