Iranian Diplomat, Houthi Spokesman Discuss Yemen Crisis in Tehran

Mohammad Abdulsalam, the spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, and Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior advisor to Iran’s Foreign Minister in Political Affairs, have held talks in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Abdulsalam and his accompanying delegation exchanged views with the senior Iranian diplomat on Monday afternoon.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the political ways to resolve the Yemen crisis in order to help Yemenis by ending the brutal war on the Arab country.

On Saturday, the Yemeni spokesman also met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and briefed him on the current situation in Yemen, particularly the country’s dire humanitarian conditions.

In that meeting, Zarif pointed to Iran’s four-point plan to resolve the crisis in Yemen, and underlined the need for immediate cessation of war and bombardment in the Arab country.

He also pointed to the humanitarian disaster in Yemen caused by the continued unfair airstrikes of the Saudi-led coalition against Yemeni people, and highlighted the need for immediate dispatch of humanitarian aid to the Yemenis by the international community.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a deadly campaign against Yemen from the air, land, and sea since March 2015 in an attempt to reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement. Since nearly three years ago, the Houthis have been running state affairs and defending Yemeni people against the Saudi aggression.

The UN has described the situation in Yemen as the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”

The war, which has so far killed at least 13,600 people, has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying many schools and factories.

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