Jan 18, 2022 19:12 UTC
  • Iran welcomes whatever initiative that could end Yemen war: Khatibzadeh

Iran says siege and military strike will not end the crisis in war-torn Yemen, stressing that it welcomes whatever initiative that could bring about an end to the now-seven-year-old Saudi war on Yemen.

“Siege and military attacks cannot resolve the Yemen crisis, rather expanding the scope of tensions in the region,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday.

Iran has invariably backed initiatives that are based on political solutions for ending the blockade and war against Yemen and supported the courses of action that could end intervention in Yemen’s domestic affairs and enable preservation of its territorial integrity, he said.

“The Islamic Republic has always insisted that the solution to none of the region’s crises rests in seeking recourse to warfare and violence,” Khatibzadeh said, noting that regional peace and stability could only come about through the establishment of calm and avoidance of tension.