RNA - The two diplomats met on Tuesday in Omani capital city of Muscat where Jaberi Ansari arrived in at the head of a diplomatic delegation on Monday night, with an aim to hold consultations with Omani officials on regional issues.
Latest regional developments and the current efforts aimed at finding a political solution to the Yemeni crisis were atop the agenda of talks between Jaberi Ansari and Yusuf bin Alawi.
The Iranian official is scheduled to hold separate meetings in Muscat with representatives of a number of Yemeni groups, and exchange views on diplomatic efforts aimed at putting an end to the imposed war against Yemeni people.
Prior to this, Jaberi Ansari had held talks with Sweden's special envoy for Yemen and Libya affairs Peter Semneby on Sunday, during which the two sides talked about Iran-Sweden cooperation in order to help put an end to the Saudi-led Yemen war that has killed thousands of Yemeni civilians and dislocated millions more since 2015.
According to Fars News Agancy, Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 17,500 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.
Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fueled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.
A UN panel has compiled a detailed report of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi military and its allies during their war against Yemen, saying the Riyadh-led coalition has used precision-guided munitions in its raids on civilian targets.