Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated Iran's support for the intra-Yemeni peace talks in Stockholm in a tweet on Tuesday.

Iran News: "Iran welcomes initial agreements between Yemeni parties in Stockholm under supervision of UNSG (Secretary-General of the United Nations) envoy, and strongly supports continuation of talks to achieve a final accord on all issues. It is well past time for foreign aggressors to end their airstrikes & crimes against humanity," Zarif tweeted on Tuesday according to an Iran press report.


The intra-Yemeni peace talks which were originally supposed to be held on September 6 were postponed due to Saudi Arabia's intransigence.  

The first round of Yemeni peace talks was held on December 2015 in Geneva, but the meeting brought no results.

Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior advisor to the Iranian foreign minister for political affairs, met EU Secretary General Helga Schmid and envoys from Britain, Germany, France and Italy, to discuss the Yemen peace talks  on Monday 10 December in Brussels.

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Earlier on 9 December, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, emphasized that from the start of the crisis in Yemen, Iran has called for inclusive all Yemeni talks, without any foreign intrusion, and involving all the Yemeni groups which are engaged in some way in the crisis.

Bahram Ghasemi added: "Iran has consistently declared its full and transparent support of the United Nations' mission in Yemen - with UN trying to find a political solution to the crisis in Yemen," Iran Press reported. 

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A member of the Yemeni Ansarullah peace negotiating team in Sweden has emphasized on Iran's steadfast support for peace in Yemen in December 09.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of Mansour Hadi back to power and crushing the country’s Houthi Ansarullah Movement.

Some 16,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression. The assaults of the Saudi-led coalition forces have failed to stop the Yemenis from resisting the aggression.

The United States, and major European countries, including the UK and France, provide Saudi Arabia with various types of support, most importantly arms sales to Riyadh.

According to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), since the beginning of the intervention led by Saudi Arabia and its' allies in Yemen in 2015, about 2,400 children have been killed and 3,600 maimed in Yemen. 208/103

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