Iran rejects continued use of force in Yemen

Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said it has been a calculation mistake to insists on the military approach in Yemen.

He made the remarks on Saturday in a telephone conversation with the special envoy of UN secretary general on Yemen, Ismaeel Walad Sheikh Ahmed, during which they exchanged views on the latest developments in the war-torn Arab country.
The Iranian diplomat thanked the UN secretary general and his envoy’s efforts, saying the continued use of military force has harmed the inter-Yemeni negotiations under UN sponsorship.
‘Lack of the UN success to stop the human plight in Yemen has damaged its credit in defending the International Humanitarian Law,’ Amir-Abodollahian added.
‘The Islamic Repbulic of Iran expects that on the verge of Eid al-Adha, the UN uses all within its might to stop war and bloodshed in Yemen,’ he said, stressing acceleration of despatching humanitarian assistance to the war victims in Yemen.
The UN envoy referred to the latest steps to encourage inter-Yemeni talks and said the crisis in Yemen can only be settled through political solution.
‘Every influential domestic and foreign side in Yemen has to contribute to the atmosphere of direct negotiations among Yemeni groups so that truce will be established within the shortest possible time,’ he added.
The requisit to establishment of peace and stability in Yemen, he said, is the prudent understanding by political groups and parties of the existing realities and paying attention to people’s interests and demands.