Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has rejected recent comments of Saudi Arabia's foreign minister about Iran, saying that the comments were based on repetitive and fruitless analysis.
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at a joint press conference on May 7 with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the ceasefire plan in Yemen was contingent on the agreement of Iran and the Houthi rebels in Yemen and that it could be implemented within the next few days.
"The Saudi official has claimed that Iran is involved in the crisis in Yemen. That is while Yemen is under continuous attacks by Saudi Arabia and its allies for over 40 days," Iran's IRNA news agency quoted Afkham as saying May 8.
Within the framework of Islamic and philanthropic principles, Iran seeks to send humanitarian aids to Yemen to prevent a catastrophe in the country, Afkham noted.
She referred to dialogue as the best way to reach a logical and sustainable solution to end military operations in Yemen.
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has imposed an air and naval blockade on Yemen as part of its campaign to oust the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, who have taken most of the country and forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh.
Saudi fighter jets have prevented Iranian planes from entering Yemeni airspace in recent weeks.
Iran says that the planes were carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen, meanwhile Saudi Arabia accuse the country of providing military support to the Yemeni Shiite rebels.
It was earlier reported that Tehran has decided to send its humanitarian aids to Yemen through Oman.
Edited by CN