News ID: 302758
Published: 0231 GMT May 04, 2021

Iranian, Swedish diplomats discuss Yemen crisis

Iranian, Swedish diplomats discuss Yemen crisis
The picture shows Ali Asghar Khaji, a senior adviser to the Iranian ‎foreign minister.

Representatives from Iran and Sweden held an online meeting to discuss the latest developments in Yemen and ways to settle the crisis in the Arab country.

The webinar was held between Ali Asghar Khaji, the senior adviser for special political affairs to the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Sweden's special envoy for Yemen, Peter Semneby on Monday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

They reviewed the latest developments in the peace process in the war-hit Arab country.

The Iranian and Swedish diplomats stressed the need for closer consultations and cooperation between Tehran and Stockholm to reach a political solution to end the crisis in Yemen.

They also talked about the outcomes of Semneby's recent visits to Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE and Yemen, the discussions about Yemen held during Iranian FM’s recent regional tour, and the consultations to draft a peace deal for Yemen.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

The war has killed tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, and resulted in what the UN has described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Some 3.3 million people have been displaced from their homes and 24 million, or more than 80 percent of the population, are in need of aid, according to the UN.



Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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