Iranian, Ansarullah officials discuss political solution for Yemen, aid delivery
Senior officials of Iran and Yemen’s Ansarullah movement have sat down for talks in Tehran on ways to help end the political conflict in the war-torn Arabian Peninsula state and provide humanitarian aid to its people.
On Monday, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, the Iranian foreign minister's special assistant for political affairs, met with Mohammad Abdulsalam, the Ansarullah movement’s spokesperson, in the capital Tehran.
The two also explored ways of providing aid the people of Yemen, which has been under attack by Saudi Arabia and a coalition of its allies since March 2015.
They also discussed efforts to find a political solution to the conflict among Yemeni political groups.
Abdulsalam arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday and held talks Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
He presented the Iranian top diplomat with a report on the state of affairs in Yemen.
Iran’s peace plan calls for an immediate ceasefire, the provision of humanitarian assistance to the war-stricken people, intra-Yemeni talks, and the formation of an inclusive government. Saudi Arabia and its allies have been seeking to return Yemen’s former Riyadh-aligned government to power. The invasion has claimed the lives of some 13,600 people and pulverized much of Yemen’s infrastructure.
The head of the former government Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi had resigned and fled to Riyadh after turning down Ansarullah’s call to rescind the resignation and continue to negotiate power.
Ansarullah has been running the country’s affairs and also defending the country against the Saudi aggression.