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Iran, Britain in Serious Talks to End Yemen Crisis

24 February 2018 11:24

 

Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad referred to the recent visit by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi to London, and announced that Iran and Britain have taken key decisions to help resolve the crisis and terminate the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

“Given the two countries’ common views on the necessity to put an immediate end to the Yemen war, which has turned into a full-scale inhumane war, Iran and Britain have made important decisions to take action to end this crisis,” Baeidinejad wrote on his Instagram page on Friday.

He also added that during his meetings with the British officials, Araqchi has voiced Tehran’s strong opposition to a paragraph in the proposed draft resolution on Yemen in which Iran has been blasted, and said the two sides decided to continue consultations to resolve the problem.

Elsewhere, Baeidinejad said that the Iranian and British officials also discussed ways to further expand bilateral ties, including enhancement of trade, banking and consular cooperation.

At least 15,700 people have been killed since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen in 2015. Much of the country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.

The Saudi-led war has also triggered a deadly cholera epidemic across Yemen.

According to the World Health Organization’s latest tally, the cholera outbreak has killed 2,167 people since the end of April 2017 and is suspected to have infected 841,906.

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