According to a report by IFP, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi in a Saturday statement welcomed the Yemeni Parliament’s vote of confidence to the country’s National Salvation Government.
He expressed hope that the new establishment, along with the country’s legislative chamber, will take effective steps to deal with the aftermath of the devastating Saudi war and improve services to violence-stricken citizens.
“The Islamic Republic hopes that the new cabinet would help restore peace and stability to Yemen and resolve differences among different groups,” he noted.
During a voting session on Saturday, Yemeni lawmakers overwhelmingly endorsed the new administration that was formed by the Houthi Ansarullah movement and its allies late last month to replace the Supreme Political Council.
The government, which was sworn in on November 29, is to replace the Supreme Political Council, and is tasked with the country’s domestic affairs and dealing with Saudi Arabia’s continued aggression against the Yemeni nation.
Led by the former governor of Aden, Abdul Aziz bin Habtoor, the new government has pledged to help UN efforts aimed at bringing back stability to Yemen.
In his statement, Qassemi also voiced regret over attempts by certain parties affiliated with the former Yemeni government to sabotage the political efforts aimed at ending the conflict in the Arabian Peninsula state.
Qassemi underlined the need for the resumption of intra-Yemeni dialogue, an end to Saudi assaults and swift aid delivery to people across the country, Press TV reported.
The last round of UN-backed peace talks was held between Yemen’s warring sides in Kuwait in August, but the negotiations had no tangible results and ended in deadlock.