Jun 25, 2022 17:50 UTC
  •  President Raeisi: Iran backs full peace, removal of economic blockade against Yemen

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says the Islamic Republic supports the establishment of peace in Yemen and the lifting of the cruel economic blockade against the impoverished country.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran emphasizes the need to safeguard Yemen's territorial integrity and national sovereignty and supports a ceasefire that would lead to complete peace and the true lifting of the cruel economic blockade against the [Yemeni] people," Raeisi said in a phone call with Mahdi al-Mashat, head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, on Saturday.

He praised the brave resistance of the Yemeni people against the Saudi-led aggression over the past seven years, saying, "Iran is ready to send humanitarian aid, especially COVID-19 vaccines, to the Yemeni people."

Mashat, for his part, praised Iran's support for the oppressed Yemeni people in international circles and conveying their voice to the world.

The Yemeni official also called for enhanced relations and cooperation with Iran.