Iran, Qatar Discuss Political Settlement of Yemen Crisis

Iran, Qatar Discuss Political Settlement of Yemen Crisis

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The foreign ministers of Iran and Qatar weighed plans to resolve the crisis in Yemen through political and negotiated solutions.

In a meeting in Tehran on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani discussed bilateral ties as well as the most important regional developments.

Pointing to the pace of regional and international developments, Amirabdollahian stressed the need for closer consultations between Iran and Qatar alongside efforts to establish peace and stability in Yemen and Afghanistan.

Touching on regional developments, Iran’s top diplomat said, “In recent weeks, we have witnessed an increase in military moves regarding Yemen, and such moves will lead to outbreak of further wars in Yemen and the region, and destroy the path to peace.”

The Qatari foreign minister, for his part, expressed concern about the escalation of new tensions in the region, saying, “We believe that there is no military solution to the Yemeni crisis. They must reach a solution through dialogue and that the current situation does not serve the interests of either side.”

On Tuesday, the two foreign ministers discussed matters of mutual interest in a phone call, stressing the need to bolster the role of diplomacy and dialogue in the resolution of certain important regional issues, Press TV reported.

Current issues and ongoing developments in the region as well as the continuation of consultations between the two countries on maintaining and ensuring peace and stability in the regional and global arena were among the topics discussed in the two diplomats’ telephone conversation.

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