Iran’s Zarif, UN Official Discuss Humanitarian Aid in Yemen, Syria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mark Lowcock, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, conferred on humanitarian aid as the most urgent need of people in Yemen and Syria.
During the meeting held in Tehran on Tuesday, the Iranian minister expressed Tehran’s preparedness to provide Yemenis and Syrians with humanitarian aid as an immediate priority, and called for the end of war in Yemen and facilitation of sending humanitarian aid to the people there.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the Saudi-led coalition for more than two and half years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Over 12,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.
Lowcock, for his part, referred to the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen caused by war and drought in the Arab country, and underlined the Yemeni nation’s urgent need for receiving humanitarian aid.