Iran has always supported talks for ending Yemen crisis: Deputy FM

TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (MNA) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand condemned Saudi Arabia for waging war against Yemeni people noting that Iran has always backed negotiations to end the war.

He made the remarks while addressing the UN Conference on Disarmament, held in Geneva on Wednesday.

In response to comments by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister who had criticized Iran for helping the people of Yemen, Baharvand said “This is a war that you (Saudis) have started and still continue with it,” reported the Iranian Foreign Ministry website.

Baharvand also said in reaction to the Saudi Foreign Minister’s allegations, “Do not blame others for your own mistakes. The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported negotiations for ending this war. You (Saudis) have no right to treat the people of the region arbitrarily and expect them not to respond to you.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian official denounced the US government for its unilateral policies and disregard for the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

He strongly protested against the US’ unilateral policies, its failure to honor the JCPOA commitments, and the US government’s vicious measures.

The US is a state that, as a permanent member of the Security Council, is violating a UNSC resolution, forces the other countries to violate that resolution, and, at the same time, criticizes Iran for not adhering to the very resolution, Baharvand added.

MNA/MFA

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