Friday, February 3, 2023

Iran FM, UN Envoy Underline Need to End Yemen Crisis

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed have discussed ways to resolve the ongoing crisis in the impoverished Arab country.

During the Saturday meeting held in Tehran, Zarif and Ould Cheikh Ahmed discussed the latest developments in Yemen.

They particularly underlined the need to end the humanitarian disaster in the Arab country and find comprehensive political solutions to the crisis.

Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who arrived in Tehran on Saturday morning, earlier held talks with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari.

During the meeting, the UN envoy briefed Jaberi Ansari on the latest humanitarian situation in Yemen and his recent consultations aimed at reactivating efforts to resolve the crisis in a political way.

He also called on Iran to support the UN’s efforts in this regard.

The Iranian diplomat, for his part, expressed concern over the serious humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and voiced Tehran’s support for the UN’s efforts to end the war and crisis in the Arab country.

Jaberi Ansari further highlighted the framework proposed by the Islamic Republic for political resolution of Yemen crisis and the principles which need to be considered in the path to settle the issue.

The two sides also exchanged views on new ideas for create openings in the current political deadlock.

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