In a videoconference with senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister, Ali Asghar Khaji, Hisham Sharaf Abdullah expressed gratitude to the Islamic Republic for its political support and humanitarian aids for the Yemeni people.
He also gave a report on the latest measures the Yemeni National Salvation Government has taken in the international arena and its contacts with the United Nations to condemn the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen, including the continued aggression and seizure of ships carrying fuel and foodstuff to Yemen amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
For his part, Khaji reiterated Iran’s principled policy of supporting political settlement of the crisis in Yemen.
The Islamic Republic of Iran will use all of its capacities to defend the oppressed people of Yemen through constant regional and international consultations, he added.
Saudi Arabia waged a devastating military aggression against its southern neighbor in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allied states, and with arms support from certain Western countries.
The purported aim was to return to power the Riyadh-backed former regime of Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement that took control of state matters after the resignation of the then president and his government.
The UN refers to the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with more than half of hospitals and clinics destroyed or closed.