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Iran calls on UN to act immediately to stop Yemen war

The Iranian foreign minister’s senior aide for special political affairs has once again urged the United Nations to take immediate action to end the war launched on the impoverished Yemeni nation by the Saudi-led military coalition.

Ali Asghar Khaji made the remarks in a video conference with Hans Grundberg, the United Nations secretary general’s special envoy for Yemen, in Tehran on Sunday.

He called on the United Nations and the international community to help stop the Saudi-led war on Yemen and lift the coalition’s inhumane blockade against its oppressed people.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry official added that the Islamic Republic will continue its efforts to establish peace in Yemen.

Khaji also expressed concern over the intensification of tensions and airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on the residential areas and non-military sites across Yemen, including air raids that target the country’s telecom infrastructure.

The UN official, for his part, said Iran plays a leading role in promoting peace in Yemen and outlined the world body’s efforts to lift the Saudi-led blockade on the country, establish ceasefire and resume political talks.

The new development came after in a message addressed to Grundberg on Thursday, Khaji condemned the Saudi-led war coalition’s relentless assaults against the Yemeni people, calling on the United Nations and all international humanitarian organizations to take immediate actions to put an end to the atrocities.

He denounced the massacre of the people of Yemen and the extensive bombardments of Yemeni cities, civilian sites, and infrastructures by the Saudi-led coalition, saying, “The United Nations and all international humanitarian organizations are urged to take immediate action to stop these inhumane crimes.”

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