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Iran Proposes Peace Plan to End Yemeni Conflict

Sputnik News

16:48 14.04.2015(updated 17:48 14.04.2015)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad proposed on Tuesday a four-point peace plan aimed at ending the ongoing violent conflict in Yemen.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif proposed on Tuesday a four-point peace plan aimed at ending the ongoing violent conflict in Yemen, Iran's Press TV reported.

The plan, outlined by Zarif during his visit to Madrid, includes 'hammering out a ceasefire, sending humanitarian assistance to the people affected by violence, launching an intra-Yemeni dialog, and establishing a broad-based government participated by all Yemeni factions.'

According to Press TV, Zarif will present his proposal to the United Nations on Wednesday.

Yemen is currently seeing violent clashes between Houthi militants and troops loyal to President-in-exile Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Late in March, Hadi asked the Arab League for military aid and, following his request, a Saudi Arabia-led coalition began firing missiles into Houthi positions in Yemen.

Yemeni officials have claimed that Iran was supplying weapons to the Houthis. Tehran has refuted the allegations.

On Thursday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei labeled the Saudi-led airstrikes a 'crime and genocide," pointing out the high civilian casualties.

According to the UN humanitarian agencies data, over 300 civilians were killed and more than 100,000 displaced in the past two weeks of airstrikes.

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