News ID: 274623
Published: 0637 GMT September 23, 2020

Iran, Sweden mull sending food, medical aid to Yemen

Iran, Sweden mull sending food, medical aid to Yemen

The senior assistant of Iran’s Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs and Sweden's Special Envoy for Yemen discussed possible ways to dispatch humanitarian supplies for the Yemeni people including food and medicine.

Ali Asghar Khaji and the Swedish official reviewed the latest developments in Yemen and the difficult situation caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 in the Arab country on Wednesday, Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.

Discussing possible ways to settle the existing problems in Yemen, the two stressed the need to find a political solution to put an end to the ongoing war in that country through Yemeni-Yemeni talks.

Yemen has been mired in conflict since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015 to restore Yemen’s former government.

A Yemeni war monitor has released a report marking 2,000 days of Saudi Arabia’s aggression, saying Riyadh’s air campaign has taken a heavy toll on civilians and devastated Yemen’s infrastructure.

Khaji named the bombing and military attacks against the oppressed people of Yemen and their siege an inhumane act and contrary to international principles and regulations and urged the international community to stop this situation.

Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, announced on September 16 that the specter of famine has returned in Yemen.

The Western-backed war, which has been accompanied by a crippling blockade of Yemen, has killed tens of thousands of people and afflicted the already-poorest Arabian Peninsula nation with the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” according to the UN.

Resource: MNA
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