Iran offers roadmap to Riyadh on Yemen crisis
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 13
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Tehran has offered a roadmap to Riyadh to settle the ongoing Yemen crisis, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Iran's deputy foreign minister for Arab-African affairs said.
The Islamic Republic has suggested an appropriate political solution to help Saudi Arabia to get out of the Yemen crisis, Amir Abdollahian said without unveiling further details, Iran's State IRINN TV reported Sept. 13.
He also said that Tehran supports national dialogue of all Yemeni groups.
The Yemen crisis has no military solution, the Iranian diplomat said, criticizing Saudi Arabia on imposing blockade and preventing dispatch of UN humanitarian aid to the war-ravaged country.
Amir Abdollahian also criticized "some Arab and Western countries" for keeping silence on the issue.
"The Saudis' continued assault on Yemen's Muslim people, at the time that the Hajj pilgrimage has started represents imprudence and disregard for constructive diplomacy and peace."
Iran and Saudi Arabia have opposite points of view and positions on conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Bahrain.
The Saudi Arabian-led coalition started military operation in Yemen last March to oust the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthis, who have taken most of the country and forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia accuses the Islamic Republic of providing military support to the Yemeni Shiite rebels, something that Tehran denies.
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