Military intervention ‘complicating situation’ in Yemen

TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) – Iran’s deputy-foreign minister has told UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Yemen military intervention would complicate the already desperate situation in Yemen.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian discussed with Mr. Ismail Valad Sheikh Ahmad through a phone call, where Iranian deputy-foreign minister emphasized on a Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue as the sole solution to crisis in the country.

Amir-Abdollahian reiterated Islamic Republic of Iran’s principled and stable positions in solving crises in the region through political and diplomatic means; “the international community has taken a policy of silence about the developments in Yemen, while killing of innocent civilians especially women and children violates fundamentals of international human rights and the perpetrators should be held responsible for the consequences,” he told Mr. Valad Sheikh Ahmad through phone call.

“Tehran emphasizes on the constructive role of the UN in solving political crisis and believes that ending military intervention and a Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue would best serve a way out of the current situation in the country,” he added. Valad Sheikh Ahmad, for his part, said that the ultimate victor would be the peace and not the war; “the only solution is to organize a political path through UN role to bring the rival factions to negotiation table, and hit a political settlement in Yemen,” he added.

Amir-Abdollahian also emphasized that a peaceful settlement would benefit all sides in Yemen and the region as well, and invited Mr. Sheikh Ahmad for a visit to Tehran for more talks. Amir-Abdollahian also received Russian president Putin’s special envoy to discuss the last developments in Yemen.

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