28 March 2020 - 15:27
News ID: 449787
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Spokesman:
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi once again condemned Saudi Arabia's attacks on Yemen, and said that Iran will embrace any initiative in line with stopping war in that country.

RNA - Mousavi's remarks came in reaction to the remarks and initiative put forward by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to cease wars across the world for further preparedness in line with countering COVID-19 outbreak. 

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman further noted that Yemen is exposed to the biggest human catastrophe as a result of a destructive war.

"Military aggression of alien forces and cruel air, sea and land siege on Yemen over the past five years have blocked aid supply to the oppressed people of Yemen, and now spread of coronavirus has doubled concerns due to critical humanitarian situation and lack of the least facilities there," he said.

Reaffirming Iran's support to UN chief's proposal, Mousavi said that as usual, Iran will welcome any initiative to stop war and siege on the impoverished country.

Mousavi further noted that UN chief's proposal to halt the war, if combined with practical moves by the alliance in the field can be a major step in line with preventing death of thousands of innocent people and opening a door for peace and stability.

Since the outbreak of the war, Iran has reiterated that Yemen's crisis has no military solution. Iran has put forward a 4-article plan in the early days of aggression.

Five years ago  on March 26, a military campaign was launched by the Saudi regime and a number of its vassal states to reinstall a Riyadh-backed former regime in Yemen.

The Western-backed offensive, coupled with a naval blockade, has destroyed the country’s infrastructure.

The aggression has also led to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where thousands of people, including many kids, were killed and hundreds of thousands afflicted by cholera, diphtheria, measles and dengue fever in 2019.

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