Foreign Policy
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:34
Iran Rejects Discussing Yemen with US in Oman
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran dismissed media reports on sending a delegation to Oman to play a mediating role in talks between Yemen's popular Ansarullah movement and a US delegation.

"There is no Iranian mediation between Ansarullah movement and the Americans in Masqat," an Iranian deputy foreign minister said on Monday.

His remarks came after the UAE paper al-Bayan quoted informed Yemeni sources as saying that an Iranian delegation is in talks with the US and Ansarullah representatives in Oman.

A delegation from Ansarullah traveled to Oman late in May to study ways to reach a solution to the problems in Yemen.

Ansarullah Spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam announced on Friday the movement's continued talks and meetings with the regional and international actors to settle the crisis in Yemen.

Abdulsalam was quoted by Germany's state news agency as saying that the movement's members continue consultations with the regional and international figures in Oman on the developments in Yemen.

"Oman supervises these meetings and is willing to establish peace, stability and security (in Yemen)," he added.

A source said in March that Oman was making considerable diplomatic efforts to persuade the coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia to stop conducting airstrikes against Yemen and return to the dialogue.

The source said that Omani diplomats were approaching the politicians from Persian Gulf states and beyond in an attempt to put an end to their hostilities as the conflict in Yemen is likely to have a negative impact on the whole region.

The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 4,169 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

 

 

 

 

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