Iran FM, UN’s Relief Chief Discuss Yemen Crisis

Zarif and Mark Lowcock

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mark Lowcock, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, have discussed the dire situation of Yemenis in a meeting in Tehran.

During the Tuesday talks, the two sides pointed to humanitarian aid as the most urgent need of people in Yemen and Syria.

Zarif expressed Tehran’s preparedness to provide Yemenis and Syrians with humanitarian aid as an immediate priority, and called for the end of war in Yemen and facilitation of sending humanitarian aid to the people there.

Lowcock, for his part, referred to the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen caused by war and drought in the Arab country, and underlined the Yemeni nation’s urgent need for receiving humanitarian aid.

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