Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted Tehran’s support for regional peace and stability.
In a post on his Twitter account on Tuesday night, Foreign Minister Zarif hailed the “fruitful talks” he held earlier in the day with the UN Secretary General’s special representatives for Afghanistan and Yemen, Jean Arnault and Martin Griffiths.
The top Iranian diplomat said the key theme in the talks with the UN officials was the fact that the “peace processes must be owned by all Afghans and Yemenis—without external imposition.”
Fruitful talks with UNSG SRs on Afghanistan, Mr. Arnault, and on Yemen, Mr. Griffiths.
Key theme: Peace processes must be owned by all Afghans and Yemenis—without external imposition.
Important common denominator: Iran seeks regional peace and stability. Ready to facilitate. pic.twitter.com/4kwUuUAHjb
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) June 8, 2021
In the meeting with Griffiths, Zarif emphasized that Iran’s principled policy rejects military ways as a solution to the crisis in Yemen, adding that the abhorrent situation that has disposed people of Yemen to a humanitarian catastrophe after six years of war should be resolved only through political dialogue and peaceful manners.
Also in talks with Arnault, the Iranian foreign minister elaborated on Tehran’s views about peace and security in Afghanistan and the process of peace under the control of Afghan people and reaffirmed Iran’s support for the intra-Afghan negotiations and for the protection of what the Afghan nation has achieved in recent years, particularly the basic rights of people.
Source: Iranian media