Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reiterated Sunday Iran’s support for the ceasefire in Yemen, deeming it a prelude to establishing lasting peace in the country.
Amir-Abdollahian met in Tehran with Mohammad Abdul Salam, the spokesperson for Yemen’s Ansar Allah movement.
The Iranian Minister underlined that Tehran has always supported the will of the Yemeni people, pointing to the deep and historical bond between Yemen and Iran.
The top Iranian diplomat expressed hope that the humanitarian crisis in Yemen will end with the complete lifting of the siege on the country.
On his part, Abdul Salam appreciated Iran’s support for the people of Yemen, briefing Amir-Abdollahian about the latest developments in the country, while pointing to the incomplete implementation of the main terms of the UN-brokered ceasefire.
On Saturday, Abdul Salam met with Ali Asghar Khaji, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs, who expressed his satisfaction with the ceasefire continuation in Yemen.
Asghar Khaji hoped that the current ceasefire in Yemen would lead to an unconditional full-fledged ceasefire throughout the Arab country and would be a prelude to political dialogue.
On his part, the Yemeni official presented a report on the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the perspectives on developments in the country, reiterating that lifting the siege and committing to the cessation of hostilities by the Saudi coalition are needed for the agreement to remain in place.
In the same context, the Minister of Oil and Minerals in the Sanaa government, Ahmad Abdullah Daris, accused the US-backed-Saudi-led coalition of deliberately seizing ships and profiteering from the suffering of the Yemeni people.
In a press statement, Daris said on Saturday that “the coalition of aggression is still holding five oil derivatives tankers, despite being inspected in Djibouti and obtaining entry permits from the United Nations,” adding that “these arbitrary practices represent a clear obstruction to the armistice agreement sponsored by the United Nations, and even a clear violation of its terms.”
He called on the United Nations to quickly release the remaining seized fuel ships, and not to obstruct them in the future, given that citizens are in dire need of these resources.
Source: Iranian media (edited by Al-Manar English Website)