TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani cautioned against a major plot hatched by the US, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for disintegration of war-hit Yemen.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Monday, Larijani, asked about the possibility of disintegration of Yemen in a plot hatched by Washington, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi in the upcoming Yemeni peace talks in Sweden, said, “We are definitely opposed to the breakup of Yemen.”
This is a conspiracy underway in the region and they are seeking to split the Arabian Peninsula country, he deplored.
The remarks came as Iran’s Foreign Ministry, in a statement on Monday, said it welcomes and supports UN-brokered Yemeni-Yemeni talks due to be held this week in Stockholm, Sweden.
In the statement, the Foreign Ministry called on all Yemeni parties to engage “constructively and responsibly” in the Stockholm talks and take steps to build confidence and provide the necessary ground for reaching a comprehensive agreement that would end the suffering of the Yemeni people and the cruel blockade on the Arab country.
The ministry also pointed to Iran’s four-point peace plan for Yemen and said the Islamic Republic once again emphasizes that the Yemeni crisis has no solution other than a political one based on Yemeni-Yemeni talks.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than three-and-a-half years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then. The war and the accompanying blockade have also caused famine across Yemen.