RNA - "My recent visit to Moscow was aimed at consultations between Iran and Russia to find ways to put an end to the Saudi-led war in Yemen," Jaberi Ansari said while referring to his talks with his Russian and Turkish counterparts in a recent visit to Moscow.
The senior diplomat said that Iran strongly supports efforts which would bring to a halt Saudi Arabia's aggressions against the Yemeni people.
Jaberi Ansari also pointed to the start of talks on Yemen with four European countries and the EU, and said, "The aim of these consultations is to find a solution to help Yemen out of the current conflict in a way that warmongers can find a way out of their self-made crisis through the window of peace."
He, meantime, underlined that his talks with his Russian and Turkish counterparts also focused on developments in Syria, particularly in the political arena, and more specifically the formation of Syrian constitutional committee.
Participants of the Syrian National Dialogue in Sochi decided to set up a constitutional committee on January 30. The committee will be tasked with making recommendations concerning the amendments to the Syria’s constitution.
According to Fars News Agancy, the Saudi-led coalition 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, fuelled 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.