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Deputy FM urges establishment of safe routs in Yemen

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 1, IRNA - Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian urged the international community to establish safe routs in Yemen for aiding civilians.

Amirabdollahian during his meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer on the sidelines of a humanitarian conference in Kuwait discussed ways of aiding refugees in Yemen and Syria.

He urged establishment of a safe route for dispatch of food and medicine to the needy in Yemen and Syria.

Maurer for his part thanked Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) for the cooperation and stressed establishment of safe routes for supporting Yemeni civilians.

Amirabdollahian conferred also with the Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende on latest developments in the region including Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

He praised EU moderate policy towards Yemen and asked EU to play a more active role in resolution of crisis in Yemen.

Deputy foreign minister for Arab-African affairs had also a meeting with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Kuwait on the sidelines of third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria.

Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs left Tehran for Kuwait on Sunday to participate in the third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria.

The UN secretary general invited foreign ministers of 80 countries to attend the meeting.

On the sidelines of the conference, Amir Abdollahian conferred with delegates of the United Nations, Kuwait and other countries present in the meeting on the latest regional developments.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Thousands of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

Tel Aviv, Washington, Ankara and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots to topple President Bashar al-Assad, who is well known in the world for his anti-Israeli stances.

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