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Iran Ready to Propose Plan to Help End Yemen Crisis

1 April 2015 10:33


Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced on Tuesday that Tehran has prepared a plan to put an end to the ongoing bloodshed in Yemen.
“Tehran has a plan to halt the conflicts (in Yemen),” Amir Abdollahian told reporters on the sidelines of his visit to Kuwait on Tuesday.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister, however, did not elaborate on Tehran’s peace proposal for Yemen.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister, meantime, called on all Yemeni sides to halt clashes and return to the negotiating table, and said “Yemeni sides should immediately resume political dialogue immediately after halting the clashes”.

He pointed to Iran’s concern over the Saudi aggression against Yemen, and said, ” Iran is making all-out efforts to supply the necessary needs to help put an end to the clashes and restore calm in Yemen.”

In relevant development, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham earlier on Tuesday categorically rejected the allegations that Tehran has sent weapons to Yemen as mere fabrications.

“The allegations about sending weapons by the Islamic Republic of Iran to Yemen are completely fabricated and sheer lies,” Afkham said.

She reiterated that such claims cannot justify the military invasion of Yemen, and said, “The agreement signed by the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran and its Yemeni counterpart are within the framework of agreements related to civil aviation and trade activities; Iran has sent several cargos containing medical and pharmaceutical aids to Yemen.”

Afkham, meantime, called on the international bodies, specially the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to supply aids to the Yemeni people in view of the heavy losses and casualties inflicted on the country.

On Tuesday morning, Iran sent a cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid, including medical equipment, to Yemen.

Head of Iran Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Relief and Rescue Organization Nasser Charkhsaz told reporters that 19 tons of medicines and medical equipment was sent to Yemen.

He said the four consignments sent before included a total 50 tons of relief, medical, treatment, and consumer items.

Charkhsaz added that more humanitarian aids will be sent to Yemen if that country demands for more help.

Yemen has been the target of military aggression by a Saudi-led coalition since Thursday. More than 126 civilians, mainly women and children, have been killed and hundreds more have been injured in the attacks.

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