Iran Lauds Yemeni MPs’ Decision to Convene Parliament

Iran’s Foreign Ministry hailed as wise a recent decision in Yemen to resume parliamentary activities, saying it will help fill the political and legal vacuums amid the international community’s inaction on an ongoing foreign aggression against the Arab country.  In the current delicate situation in Yemen, the elected representatives of the Yemeni people have acted […]

Iran’s Foreign Ministry hailed as wise a recent decision in Yemen to resume parliamentary activities, saying it will help fill the political and legal vacuums amid the international community’s inaction on an ongoing foreign aggression against the Arab country.

 In the current delicate situation in Yemen, the elected representatives of the Yemeni people have acted responsibly and wisely to resume parliamentary activities in order to fill the legal and political vacuums, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Sunday.

He added that the elected parliamentarians have made a rational decision to take a stronger role in Yemen’s critical developments while a foreign military campaign has been massacring Yemen’s people and destroying its infrastructures.

Deploring the lack of an effective move by the international community to stop crimes against Yemeni civilians, Qassemi referred to national unity and reliance on elected institutions as the best option for forcing the aggressors to give in to the Yemeni nation’s will and settle the conflicts through peaceful solutions.

He further reiterated Tehran’s call for dialogue and respect for the Yemeni nation’s demands to put an end to the war.

On Saturday, Yemeni representatives convened the country’s parliament in capital Sana’a for the first time in close to two years.

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

According to media reports, more than 8,000 Yemenis, most of them civilians, have been killed in the Saudi-led aggression so far.

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