News ID: 235632
Published: 0331 GMT December 11, 2018

Zarif reiterates Iran’s support for Yemeni peace talks

Zarif reiterates Iran’s support for Yemeni peace talks

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message reiterated Iran's support for the intra-Yemeni talks underway in Sweden.

“Iran welcomes initial agreements between Yemeni parties in Stockholm under supervision of UNSG envoy, and strongly supports continuation of talks to achieve final accords on all issues,” Zarif said in a post on his Twitter account on Tuesday, IRNA reported.

Zarif added, “It is well past time for foreign aggressors to end their airstrikes and crimes against humanity.”

Officials from the government of Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and representatives from the Houthi movement are engaged in talks with the UN in Sweden until December 14 to find ways to end the Saudi-led war that has killed thousands of people.

The first round of the Yemeni peace talks were held on December 2015 in Geneva, but the meeting brought no results.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against Houthis in an attempt to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

More than 15,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.



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