Foreign Policy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:32
Iran Lauds Early Agreements of Yemen Peace Talks in Sweden
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian foreign ministry announced that Tehran welcomes the initial agreements reached at the end of the Stockholm talks between the warring sides in Yemen, saying that the confidence-building positive steps are promising.

Agreement on al-Hudaydeh port and city is significant, a spokesman of Iranian foreign ministry declared, adding that the deal reveals that Yemeni groups involved in the talks have truly understood the deplorable conditions of the oppressed people of Yemen and try to prevent the aggravating situation in the country.

The announcement also hoped that agreements reached would pave the way for the next round of dialogues for concluding final accord.

As the Islamic Republic of Iran feels responsibility against the regional crises, it is playing a constructive role in Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue in Sweden, the statement read, noting that Iran considers stopping bloodshed and continuing Yemeni-Yemeni dialogues as final solution for the situation in the impoverished country.

Saudi Arabia and some of its allies, including the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Sudan, launched a brutal war against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

The aggression initially consisted of a bombing campaign but was later coupled with a naval blockade and the deployment of ground forces to Yemen. Around 20,000 people have died since the war began, says Yemen’s Health Ministry.

The Saudi-led war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The United Nations (UN) has said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.

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

In August, a Saudi air raid hit a school bus as it drove through a market in the town of Dhahyan in Sa’ada Province in Northwestern Yemen, killing a total of 51 people, among them 40 children, and injuring 79 others, mostly children.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

 

 

 

 

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