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Ambassador: Iran not Optimistic about New US Policy on Yemen

Iran’s Ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irlou said he is not optimistic about the US new policy on the war-torn country.

“The US is a great Satan & we are not optimistic about what they say,” Irlou wrote in a post to his Twitter account on Friday.

He said the new American administration may have a different approach toward Yemen, but Tehran will not trust in it.

The envoy expressed hope that, with the divine help, the people of Yemen will continue their victories against the Saudi-led aggression.

Irlou made the remarks in reaction to the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan who said Joe Biden is going to put an end to the US support for offensive operations in Yemen.

In relevant remarks in January, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh strongly condemned the US inclusion of Ansarullah movement in Yemen in the list of terrorist groups, voicing concern about deterioration of the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

Trump administration’s action in its final tense days in office has been rejected by the international community and international circles, but welcomed by a handful of warmongers, he said.

If the new US administration seeks to reconsider its failed policy in the Yemeni crisis, it will need to abandon the decision and look realistically at the facts in Yemen, Khatibzadeh added.

He also called for cutting political and military supports for the war in Yemen, including bans on selling arms by certain countries such as the US to Saudi Arabia and self-proclaimed coalition.

The spokesman noted that the US administration and State Department under Donald Trump had spared no effort to fan the flames of war in Yemen, make the war continue, and block every single path to the political settlement of the crisis.

The US State Department’s plan for terrorist designation of Ansarullah has concerned the international community, would affect peaceful solutions and delivery of humanitarian aid, and would also obstruct the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in Yemen, Khatibzadeh added.

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