Iran Welcomes Confidence Vote for Yemen’s National Salvation Government

Iran Welcomes Confidence Vote for Yemen’s National Salvation Government

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry hailed the Yemeni parliament’s vote of confidence for the National Salvation Government of the Arabia Peninsula country, expressing the hope that the new government would take steps to reduce the impacts of war.

In a statement issued late on Saturday, Bahram Qassemi highlighted the legitimacy and legal position of Yemen’s House of Representatives and welcomed its recent move to give a vote of confidence to the country’s National Salvation Government.

“I hope that the representatives of the Yemeni people and the National Salvation cabinet will take effective steps to reduce the impacts of war and serve the people,” Qassemi said.

He further expressed the hope that the new government would be able to pave the way for peace, stability and resolution of conflicts through peaceful means.

The National Salvation Government, led by the former governor of Aden Abdul Aziz Bin Habtoor, was sworn in on November 29 and formed by Ansarullah movement.

The government is to replace the Supreme Political Council, and is tasked with the country’s domestic affairs and dealing with Saudi Arabia’s continued aggression on the Yemeni nation.

The Saudi-led coalition has been launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in the past year and a half in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Nearly 10,000 Yemenis, including 4,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

The Iranian spokesman went on to express his regret over the recent obstructions and obstacles made in the path of political dialogue by certain sides connected to the outgoing government of Yemen, and once again stressed the need for resumption of Yemeni-Yemeni talks, an end to military aggressions and facilitation of humanitarian aid delivery to the Arab country.

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