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Iranian deputy FM, UN Humanitarian Chief discuss Yemen crisis

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos in a telephone conversation discussed the latest conditions in Yemen, specially immediate dispatch of humanitarian aid to the war-stricken nation.

During the phone talk on Wednesday night, Amir Abdollahian blasted the Saudi regime for its aggressive moves against Yemen, and said, “Unfortunately the people of different regions of Yemen are suffering from a lack of the most basic and essential needs, including water, bread and medicine due to the continued Saudi-led military operations and the impossibility of sending humanitarian aid to that country.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has made a lot of efforts to send medicine and foodstuff through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to Yemen, but lack of cooperation by Saudi Arabia has blocked these efforts and in case this situation continues the humanitarian disaster will be intensified in Yemen,” he added.

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, for her part, said that the UN has been considering dispatch of humanitarian aid to Yemen since the outbreak of the crisis in that country, but it has failed in its efforts as the two sides have not agreed on a ceasefire.

Saudi Arabia started its unauthorized aerial bombardments on Yemen on March 26. The Saudi-led attacks have drawn international criticism after claiming the lives of at least 2548 people, mostly women and children, and razing thousands of housing units to the ground.

Also, thousands of people have been injured during the attacks as the Saudi offensive enters its 22nd consecutive day.

Some western countries, including the US, have backed the Saudi aggression despite international calls for a swift halt to the attacks.

By Fars News Agency

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