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Zarif Urges Yemen Dialogue, Says Iran “Ready to Help”

22 April 2015 18:50

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif addresses the media during a news conference in Ankara

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged national dialogue in Yemen, noting that the Islamci Republic is “ready to help”.

He also called for an urgent provision of humanitarian assistance to the disaster-stricken Yemenis.Iranian Foriegn Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

“Positive developments in Yemen should be followed by urgent humanitarian assistance, intra-Yemeni dialogue & broad-based government,” he said in a tweet on Wednesday.

“Ready to help,” the tweet read on, sounding Iran’s readiness for contribution to the betterment of the situation in the war-wrecked country.

His remarks came hours after Saudi Arabia declared an end to its aerial campaign against the impoverished Arab country.

The Iranian diplomat’s remarks came hours after the Saudi-led coalition declared an end Tuesday to its aggression on Yemen, nearly a month after launching air strikes against the civilians in the impoverished Arab country.

Saudi Arabia has “ended Operation Decisive Storm based on a request by the Yemeni government” and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, said Saudi government spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri on a televised broadcast.

According to reports, about 2,800 people have been killed during the aggression, and thousands more were injured.

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