Iran renews call for political settlement of Yemen crisis
Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday on the 7th anniversary of Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against Yemen.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies, backed by the United States and European powers, launched war on Yemen in March 2015, aiming to return the government of the former Yemeni president to power. Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the popular movement. Ansarullah resistance movement.
Despite Saudi Arabia’s relentless bombardment of the impoverished Arab country, which comes with a tight siege, Yemen’s armed forces have gradually strengthened, leaving Riyadh and its allies mired in the country.
Some 130,000 people, including more than 13,000 civilians, have been killed in Yemen, according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project.
The following is the text of the Iranian Foreign Ministry statement:
“The coalition’s destructive war and cruel blockade against the people of Yemen is entering its eighth year as it has led this resilient country to face the worst humanitarian catastrophe of the century and the direct and indirect consequences of this war have, more anyone, has harmed innocent civilians, women and children and led to the destruction of vital infrastructure and health, economic, economic and educational facilities in Yemen.
The invading coalition, over the past seven years, has not contented itself with bombardments and missile strikes, and has used an inhumane and illegal blockade as leverage to score political and military points, while imposing the worst economic war and the most severe blockade in Yemen by blocking land, air and sea access points and prohibiting the entry of food, fuel and other necessities of the population.
These inhumane crimes committed by the invading coalition, in light of arms sales by its Western and American backers and their double standards and partial approach in the United Nations Security Council, have led to a violation persistence of all international and humanitarian law regarding the crisis in Yemen.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, as in the past, supports any form of just and practical effort and initiative for the lifting of the blockade, the establishment of a truce and the start of Yemeni-Yemeni negotiations, far from any foreign interference, in light of the efforts by the UN special envoy, and sees a political solution, led by the Yemenis, as the only way out of the crisis in Yemen.