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Iran stresses UN role in seeking Yemen political solution

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Fri 20 Nov 2015 - 15:15

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the importance of the United Nations' role in seeking a political solution for the crisis in Yemen.

Zarif made the comments during a meeting with UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in Tehran.

Tehran supports all the measures by the UN to resolve the conflict in Yemen and calls on all the Yemenis to make every effort to smooth over the situation in the country, the Iranian foreign minister noted.

"Months of aggression and military approaches have led to nothing but the destruction of Yemen's infrastructure and the death and injury of the innocent people of the country," Zarif added.

Following the meeting, the UN envoy maintained that the warring sides in Yemen have shown "very positive attitude" to discuss UN Security Council resolution 2216, which demands an end to the violence in Yemen.

Yemen has been witnessing ceaseless military strikes by Saudi Arabia since March 26, when Riyadh launched a war on the country in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and bring Yemen's former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power.

The Saudi aggression has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 7,500 people and injured nearly 14,000 others. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country's facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

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