Tehran (IP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has reiterated Tehran’s stance on the need to settle the ongoing crisis in Ukraine through political initiatives, emphasizing that war is no solution to crises anywhere in the world including in Ukraine, Yemen and Afghanistan.

Iran PressIran news: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rao on Friday discussed the state of bilateral relations, regional and international developments, including the Ukraine crisis and the Vienna talks.

"Based on the foreign policy principles of the Islamic Republic of Iran and away from any double standards, we do not see war as a solution neither in Ukraine, nor in Yemen, Afghanistan and anywhere in the world,” Amir-Abdollahian said 

Referring to the historical background of relations between the two countries especially Iran's assistance to the Polish war refugees during World War II, the Polish Foreign Minister noted that 1400 Iranian nationals have so far crossed into Poland from Ukrainian.

He added that the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has sent a plane carrying humanitarian aid to refugees in Ukraine in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The foreign minister noted that the Iranian relief teams are ready to cooperate with the ICRC and provide humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

Amir-Abdollahian hailed efforts made by the Polish government to help the Ukrainian refugees and also to repatriate Iranian nationals living in the crisis-hit areas.

The Polish foreign minister, for his part, stressed the importance of establishing a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of women and children as well as the provision of food and medical assistance to the Ukrainian refugees.

Rau added that some 1.5 Ukrainian refugees have so far fled their country to Poland while the number is likely to reach five million, emphasizing that it would be vital to provide Ukraine's neighbors with international support.

He also noted that 1,400 Iranian nationals have so far entered Poland from Ukraine and welcomed the dispatch of a rescue team from Iran to Poland to help the refugees. 219