Iran Supports Full Peace, Lifting of Sanctions on Yemen: President

Iran Supports Full Peace, Lifting of Sanctions on Yemen: President

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – President Ebrahim Raisi voiced Iran’s support for the establishment of peace in Yemen and removal of the economic blockade against the Arab country.

In a telephone conversation with Chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat on Saturday, Raisi praised the epic resistance of the Yemeni people and said, "Emphasizing the need to preserve Yemen's territorial integrity and national sovereignty, the Islamic Republic of Iran supports the ceasefire that will lead to complete peace and the real lifting of the oppressive economic blockade against the Yemeni people.”

"Iran is ready to send humanitarian aid, especially COVID-19 vaccine, to the Yemeni people," President Raisi added.

For his part, al-Mashat thanked the support of Iran for the oppressed people of Yemen in international stages and conveying their voice to the world, the Iranian president’s website reported.

He also called for the development of relations and cooperation with Iran.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with its Arab allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and other Western states.

The objective was to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and crush the Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of a functional government in Yemen.

While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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