Tehran (IP) - Iran and Italy have exchanged views on the latest developments regarding the crisis and the peace process in Yemen.

Iran PressIran News: The discussions were held between a senior aide to Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali-Asghar Khaji, and Gianfranco Petruzzella, the Italian foreign ministry’s special representative for Yemen and Afghanistan affairs.

During the meeting, the two sides assessed the latest situation of the truce in Yemen and emphasized the necessity of enforcing the ceasefire provisions, especially regarding humanitarian issues.

During the talks, the Iranian diplomat elaborated on humanitarian efforts by Iran as a mediator in a bid to end the war imposed on defenseless and oppressed Yemeni people. He also highlighted the need for a fair armistice and peace in Yemen.

“Since the outset, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been of the conviction that the Yemen crisis has no military solution, and that the crisis should be settled through intra-Yemeni political negotiations,” he explained.

He underscored the need to hurry up to adopt a pragmatic strategy to resolve the Yemen crisis.

“Now it is time for the United Nations to adopt decisions to get the economic blockade on Yemeni people lifted and to reinforce the truce,” said Khaji.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran backs any ceasefire and peace initiative that would put an end to the pain and suffering of Yemeni people and establish lasting peace and security,” he further said.


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