News ID: 319520
Published: 0228 GMT January 19, 2022

Iran welcomes any initiative capable of ending Yemen war

Iran welcomes any initiative capable of ending Yemen war

Iran said that siege and military strikes will not solve the crisis in war-torn Yemen, stressing that Tehran welcomes any initiative that could bring about an end to the seven-year Saudi war on the Arab country.

“Siege and military attacks cannot resolve the crisis in Yemen, rather they expand the scope of tensions in the region,” the Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday, according to Press TV.

Iran has invariably backed initiatives that are based on political solutions for ending the blockade and war against Yemen, and has supported the course of actions that could end foreign intervention in Yemen’s domestic affairs and enable the preservation of its territorial integrity, he said.

Leading several of its allies, Saudi Arabia started the war on the Arab world’s already poorest nation in March 2015 to change the country’s ruling structure in favor of its former Riyadh-allied government.

The war has stopped short of the goal, while killing tens of thousands of Yemenis in the process and turning the entire country into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The invading coalition has also been enforcing an all-out blockade on Yemen that has been choking up the country’s lifeline port city of Hodeida, among other ports of entry, preventing the Arab state from meeting even its most basic needs.

“The Islamic Republic has always insisted that a solution to none of the region’s crises rests in seeking recourse to warfare and violence,” Khatibzadeh said, noting that regional peace and stability could only come about through the establishment of calm and avoidance of tension.




Resource: Press TV
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