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Iran decries Saudi military intervention in Yemen

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 31, IRNA -- Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Tuesday expressed deep concern about the Saudi intervention in Yemen and subsequent humanitarian plight, saying political means are the only key to resolve the Yemeni crisis.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Qatar's Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah on the sidelines of the third International Conference on Humanitarian Pledging for Syria.

Amir-Abdollahian said that the Saudi military intervention in Yemen is a strategic mistake and such measures created humanitarian plight and will not help resolve the Yemeni crisis.

He said insecurity in the region would lead to growing extremism and terrorism, so the Saudi government must stop any military intervention in Yemen.

He said that political mechanisms are the sole solution to resolve the Yemeni crisis.

Amir-Abdollahian urged all Yemeni political groups and parties to return to the negotiating table based on the formerly reached agreements.

Al-Attiya, meanwhile, expressed concern about escalation of humanitarian crisis in Yemen, terming 'very difficult and complicated' situation in Yemen, calling on the Yemeni political groups to initiate dialogue and national reconciliation.

He said the region needs peace, inviting all regional governments to encourage the Yemeni political groups to initiate dialogue to stop bloodshed.

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