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Abdollahian Urges Facilitating Aid Delivery to Yemen

30 April 2015 15:55

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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian voiced concerns over the situation in Yemen, calling for facilitating aid delivery to the impoverished country which has been under Saudi aggression since March 26.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian During a meeting with Robert Mardini, the regional director for the Middle East at the Red Cross, in Tehran on Wednesday, Abdollahian hailed the Red Cross for its efforts to battle the grim humanitarian situation in Yemen, Iranian media reported.

The meeting was aimed at holding talks on how to optimize aiding crisis-hit countries in the region including Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.

On his part, Mardini expressed concerns over the situation in Yemen, further elaborating on measures by the Red Cross in Syria and Iraq.

The regional director said the organization is trying to do more to help the Yemenis who are in dire need of foodstuff, medicine, and fuel during the Saudi war that has claimed nearly 1,000 lives so far.

Mardini also thanked Iran for sending humanitarian aid to Iraq and Syria, gripped by ISIL Takfiri militancy.

Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-US coalition. Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared the end of the aggression, dubbed “Decisive Strom,” and the start of another campaign called “Restoring Hope.” The Saudi-led warplanes are still conducting airstrikes on several areas across Yemen.

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

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