TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- The foreign minister of Yemen’s National Salvation Government praised Iran for providing political and humanitarian support to the people of Yemen amid the Saudi-led military aggression.
Hisham Sharaf Abdullah expressed gratitude to the Islamic Republic in a videoconference with senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister Ali Asghar Khaji.
He also briefed Khaji on the latest measures the Yemeni National Salvation Government has taken to condemn Saudi crimes in Yemen, including its continued aggression and seizure of ships carrying fuel and food to Yemen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
For his part, Khaji reiterated Iran’s principled policy of supporting political settlement of the crisis in Yemen.
The Islamic Republic of Iran will use all of its capacities to defend the oppressed people of Yemen through constant regional and international consultations, he said.
Saudi Arabia has been waging a devastating military aggression against its southern neighbor in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allies.
Riyadh’s aim is to return to power former regime of president Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi and defeat the Houthi movement.
The UN refers to the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with more than half of hospitals and clinics destroyed or closed.