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FM Zarif’s Senior Assistant Meets Swedish Envoy for Yemen

2019-11-14 10:35:53
Iranian Foreign Minister’s Senior Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali-Asghar Khaji has held talks with Sweden’s Special Envoy for Syria Peter Semneby in Tehran.

In the Wednesday meeting, Khaji underlined the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for any effort to establish peace and security in Yemen.

“Cessation of war, ending the Yemen blockade, and the establishment of Yemeni-Yemeni talks are prerequisites for achieving a comprehensive and all-inclusive political solution in the country,” Khaji said.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes continued collaborations with Sweden in this regard,” he added.

The Iranian official pointed to Ansarullah’s fulfillment of its commitments under the Stockholm Agreement and its unilateral implementation of the deal, and slammed the Saudi-led coalition’s stonewalling and failure to meet its commitments.

He also expressed hope that the deal would be revived and implemented in full with the international community’s follow-ups.

The Swedish special envoy for Syria, in turn, referred to the Stockholm Agreement as the first deal accepted by the Yemeni sides, and said, “Sweden supports the full implementation of the deal and the efforts of the UN and its special envoy for Yemen to achieve a comprehensive political solution.

He also stressed the necessity for continued cooperation between Sweden and the Islamic Republic of Iran to help end the Yemen crisis.