Iranian, Swedish Diplomats Discuss Yemen Crisis

Iranian, Swedish Diplomats Discuss Yemen Crisis

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Representatives from Iran and Sweden held an online meeting for talks about the latest developments in Yemen and the ways to settle the crisis in the Arab country.

In the webinar, held on Monday, senior adviser to the Iranian foreign minister for special political affairs Ali Asghar Khaji and Sweden's special envoy for Yemen Peter Semneby discussed various issues relating to Yemen.

They also reviewed the latest developments in the peace process in the war-hit Arab country.

The Iranian and Swedish diplomats stressed the need for closer consultations and cooperation between Tehran and Stockholm to reach a political solution to end the crisis in Yemen.

They also talked about the results of Peter Semneby's recent visits to Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE and Yemen, the discussions about Yemen held during Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent regional tour, and the consultations to draft a peace deal for Yemen.

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.

The war has killed tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, and resulted in what the UN has described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Some 3.3 million people have been displaced from their homes and 24 million, or more than 80 percent of the population, are in need of aid, according to the UN.

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