Tehran (IP) - The Yemeni Ambassador to Tehran told Iran Press that Iran's proposed four-article plan to end the war in Yemen could be used as the basis to end Yemeni aggression.

Iran PressMiddle East: In an exclusive interview with Iran Press, Ibrahim Mohammed al-Dailami answered the question about Iran's proposed four-article plan to end the war in Yemen and whether it can be used to end the war, saying: "Iran's plan was presented at the beginning of the Saudi aggression on Yemen, and I believe that the plan could be used as the basis for ending the war, but given the five years since the aggression, this plan must be expanded, developed and reviewed so that it could gain regional and international support."

Asked about the aim of Saudi aggression in Yemen,  The Yemeni Ambassador to Tehran said: "Saudi Arabia aims to regain its geopolitical power, paving the ground for Bin Salman’s ascending the throne, reappointing Saudi-backed political figures in Yemen, and normalization of ties with the Zionist regime."

Referring to the extent of aggression on Yemen and how international bodies act according to their duties, he said: "The impact is catastrophic and the international organizations do not even fulfill their least duties in this regard."

Asked whether the war-torn country has made efforts in the international arena to receive war compensation from Saudi Arabia and its accomplices, al-Dailami answered: "According to the International law, Saudi Arabia and its allies should pay compensation to the Yemeni for their aggression and that day will come when we will be indemnified."

Poor performance of the United Nations towards Yemen

The Ambassador further criticized the performance of the UN representatives in Yemen, saying that the current UN representative Martin Griffiths' performance reflects the poor performance of the United Nations towards Yemen, adding: "Griffiths' performance has been disappointing so far."

Asked about how and from which countries Yemen receives humanitarian aid, the Yemeni official said: "Humanitarian aid is received only through international organizations and the United Nations because Yemen is under siege. The big problem in Yemen is not humanitarian aid, but the siege."

There are no political negotiations between Yemen-Saudis

Pointing to the political negotiations to end the war, Ibrahim Mohammed al-Dailami highlighted: "There are no political negotiations. The fact is that Saudi Arabia is misleading the public and claiming that political negotiations are underway. Of course, the United Nations is making contacts and communications, but we cannot say that political negotiations are underway."

Asked about claims that Iran is providing arms to Yemen, the Yemeni Ambassador to Tehran said: "The spoils of war that the army and the People's Committees are gaining inside Yemen and inside Saudi Arabia make us needless to deal with the issue of receiving arms aid. How can Yemen receive weapons and ammunition when it is under siege?"

Role of the UAE in Yemen

Referring to the role of the UAE in Yemen and its purpose, he said: "The UAE is playing a dirty role in Yemen and is withdrawing from some parts of the country in a theatrical way, but it is still present in the south of Yemen and Aden and supports its affiliated groups and its goal is to disintegrate the southern parts.

Asked whether Saudi Arabia has a serious will to end the war in Yemen, al-Dailami said: "Saudi Arabia does not have a serious will to end the war in Yemen, because if it had a serious will to end this aggressive war, it would have declared the end of the war and started the political negotiations unconditionally.

Saudi Arabia must be introduced as the starter of the war

Asked about how this war can end, the Yemeni official concluded: "If Saudi Arabia wants to withdraw from the war in Yemen, it must be introduced as the starter of the war and aggression and it should recognize the government of Sanaa."

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in order to bring the country’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crush the Ansarullah movement.

Since then, over 100,000 people have been killed, according to the US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED).


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