On a ward in Ataq general hospital, in the dusty central province of Shabwa in Yemen, six-month-old Muna Bassam is lying on her back, eyes closed, her distended belly moving up and down with the labor of breathing.
Yemen said its armed forces reserve the legitimate right to respond to any act of aggression by the Saudi-led military coalition, after Riyadh complained to the UN Security Council over a Yemeni missile attack on an Aramco petroleum products distribution plant in the kingdom’s port city of Jeddah.
Iran’s foreign minister stressed the need for an end to Saudi-led attacks against Yemen and a political process to resolve the conflict there, saying the world community has a “moral responsibility” to help bring an end to the tragedy unfolding in the war-torn country and hold the aggressors accountable.
Political analysts and American lawmakers warned about a US plan to label the Houthi Ansarullah movement a “foreign terrorist organization”, saying it would aggravate the already dire humanitarian situation in Yemen caused by years of a Saudi-led war and blockade.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh reacted to latest claims made by the US officials about Iran’s relations with Yemen, stressing that Washington is in no position to lecture the two countries on their relations.
Hundreds of Sudanese forces have reportedly entered Saudi Arabia en route to Yemen contrary to an earlier announcement by the North African country about a drawdown of its personnel in the bloody Saudi war on the poorest Arabian Peninsula nation.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday welcomed a recent agreement between Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and the Saudi-backed former government to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners, urging both sides to take immediate action to implement the deal.
Yemen's warring parties agreed to exchange around 1,000 prisoners, including 15 Saudis, as part of trust-building steps aimed at reviving a stalled peace process, the United Nations and sources said on Sunday.
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.