Iranian, European Diplomats Discuss Yemen Crisis
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs held a meeting with senior European diplomats in Belgium for talks about the crisis that has engulfed Yemen.
Hossein Jaberi Ansari, who is also Iran’s top negotiator in international Syria peace talks, held the fourth round of talks with Secretary General of European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Maria Schmid and with representatives of Italy, Germany, France and Britain, in Brussels on Monday.
The diplomats discussed the crisis in Yemen.
At the gathering, Jaberi Ansari also briefed the Europeans on the results of the 11th session of the Astana process for peace in Syria, and the ongoing efforts at the formation of Syria's constitutional committee.
Saudi Arabia has been leading a deadly campaign against Yemen from the air, land, and sea since March 2015 in an attempt to reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
Over the past three and a half years, the Houthis have been running state affairs and defending Yemeni people against the Saudi aggression.
The aggression has killed thousands of people and taken a heavy toll on the country's facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.