Iran Renews Support for Political Solution to Yemeni Crisis
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday underlined the country’s support for finding a political solution to the ongoing crisis in Yemen.
In a statement, the ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Tehran supports the resumption of talks between Yemeni parties.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stressed a political solution to the Yemeni crisis through dialogue between Yemen’s political groups and avoiding a military approach,” Qassem underlined.
He said that Iran welcomes a political agreement and a full ceasefire that would restore stability and peace to the Arab country and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni nation.
The announcement came after US Secretary of State John Kerry said that both the Houthi Ansarullah movement and an alliance of militants loyal to Yemen’s resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, had agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting on November 17.
While Yemen’s former government denied that it had agreed to a ceasefire, Houthi Ansarullah movement expressed its readiness to end fighting and join a national unity government.