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TEHRAN (defapress) – Yemen’s ambassador to Iran held a meeting with his Latin American counterparts in Tehran.
News ID: 78982
Publish Date: 16October 2019 - 15:33

Ambassadors of Yemen, Latin American States Meet in TehranThe joint meeting was hosted by the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

In the gathering, Iranian Foreign Minister's Senior Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji highlighted Tehran’s stance in support of a political solution to preserve Yemen’s territorial integrity, independence and unity, and a four-point plan for the political resolution of the crisis.

Khaji also described the Stockholm agreement as an important step in Yemen’s political process and regretted the other party’s disruptions in its implementation, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

The Iranian official said the Saudi-Emirati coalition’s air, maritime and land siege of Yemen has blocked the fair access of all Yemenis to humanitarian aid, and emphasized the need to halt military operations against the country.

The Yemeni ambassador also outlined the latest political and military developments in Yemen. Referring to the Government of National Salvation’s initiative to halt drone and missile strikes on Saudi Arabia on the condition that the other party would do the same, he expressed readiness to stop the war immediately.

He also deplored the humanitarian situation in Yemen and called on the Latin American countries to step up their pressure to lift the blockade and send humanitarian aid to Yemen.

The Latin American ambassadors, in turn, praised the Iranian Foreign Ministry for providing such an opportunity, admired the Yemeni people's resistance against the invaders, and insisted on political solution to end the Yemen war and send humanitarian aid to the country.

At the end of the meeting, the participants emphasized the need for respecting Yemen's sovereignty and territorial integrity, stopping military operations and establishing a ceasefire, resolving the Yemen crisis politically, holding Yemeni-Yemeni talks with the participation of all Yemeni groups without outsiders’ interference, and for serious consideration of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

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