Foreign meddling no solution to crisis in Yemen: Larijani

Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani has rejected foreign interference as a solution to the crisis in Yemen, saying the only way out of the conflict is for the Yemenis to engage in national dialogue.

“Only through launching national dialogue and intra-Yemeni negotiations can one be hopeful about an end to the crisis in this country,” Larijani said in a meeting with Secretary General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union Mohammed Faraj Ahmad in Tehran on Tuesday.

Larijani further called on the Muslim nations to maintain their unity in dealing with discords and disputes among the Muslims, saying that colonialist powers benefit from the existing differences among the Islamic countries in their own interest and use them to weaken the Islamic world.

Larijani also stressed “brotherly and friendly” relations between Iran and Iraq as two Muslim nations that enjoy “a rich history and civilization.”

He expressed support for the Iraqi people in their current struggle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, saying that after suffering years of dictatorship and occupation, they are now faced with inhumane atrocities of the terrorists who have jeopardized the stability and security of the entire Middle East.

The Iraqi official, for his part, called Iran an influential and powerful country in the region and the Muslim world, saying the Iranian government has stood by the Iraqi people in “difficult and challenging times.”

By Press TV