| 5 October 2022, Wednesday |

Iran calls for intra-Yemeni dialogue “away from foreign interference”

The Iranian Foreign Ministry  called for launching an intra-Yemeni dialogue “away from foreign interference” to settle the crisis in the country.

“The destructive war and the cruel blockade of the (Saudi-led Arab) coalition against the people of Yemen is entering its eighth year as it has led to this resilient country facing the worst humanitarian catastrophe of the century,” a ministry statement said on the seventh anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition.

It added that Iran “supports any sort of fair and practical effort and initiative for the removal of the blockade, establishment of truce and beginning of Yemeni-Yemeni negotiations.”

On March 17, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) invited Yemeni parties for talks in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on March 29 to discuss comprehensive peace in war-torn Yemen.

While the Yemeni government welcomed the invitation, the Houthi group conditioned any dialogue to be in a neutral country.

  • Anadolu Agency