26 December 2019 - 22:53
News ID: 448115
Defense Minister:
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined that the ongoing crisis in Yemen has no military solution, but the warring sides should hold constructive dialogue and talks.

RNA - "Yemeni people's resistance and endurance overturned the ideas and conceptions of the Riyadh rulers who relied on advanced weapons," Brigadier General Hatami said in a meeting with new Yemeni Ambassador in Iran Ibrahim Mohammed al-Deilami.

He underlined that Yemen’s issue has no military solution, and said, "The issue can only be resolved through consultations and dialogue between all political parties in the country."

Yemen belongs to all Yemenis, and the Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue in a peaceful atmosphere with the participation of all parties, groups and political-social currents is the practical solution to the complex problems in this country.

In relevant remarks in September, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi stressed his country’s continued support for the Yemenis against the Saudi-led coalition.

“Iran supports the legal government of Yemen against the aggressors. Iran has always supported the Yemenis spiritually and politically,” Mousavi told reporters in a press conference in Tehran.

Asked about Iran’s position on Yemenis’ attacks against Saudi Arabia, he said, “In our view, what the Yemenis do are defensive measures.”

According to Fars News Agency, Mousavi also underlined that resolution of the Yemen crisis depends on acceptance of ceasefire and halt to attacks on Yemeni civilians.

Also in September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed allegations about Iran's involvement in Yemenis' attacks on the Saudi oil installations, and said, "Iran wants friendly relations with its Southern neighbors."

President Rouhani also defended the Yemeni people's right to respond to aggressions against their country.

He underscored that Iran never wants clashes in the region, and said, "We should know that the Yemeni nation has not been the starter of the conflict, but Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the Americans, certain European states and the Zionist regime have launched a war in the region and destroyed Yemen."


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