Hossein Jaberi Ansari

Iranian FM’s aide warns of UAE’s attempts to disintegrate Yemen

FNA – Senior Assistant to Iran’s Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari warned that the UAE is pursuing a policy in Yemen which increases the possibility of disintegration of the poor Arab country.

“The UAE is clearly moving towards the practical disintegration of Yemen. The UAE’s measures will prolong or exacerbate consequences like disintegration of Yemen,” Jaberi Ansari said on Sunday.

He also revealed Saudi Arabia’s attempts to prevent negotiations to resolve the crisis in Yemen, saying that Riyadh wants to participate in such talks with a victory to have the best hand in negotiations.

Jaberi Ansari, meantime, said no one could win the war in Yemen, and “Iran believes that the only way to resolve the crisis is reaching a national consensus in the country”.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 17,500 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fueled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.

A UN panel has compiled a detailed report of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi military and its allies during their war against Yemen, saying the Riyadh-led coalition has used precision-guided munitions in its raids on civilian targets.