Amirabdollahian made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Yemeni Ansarullah movement spokesman and Yemen National Salvation Government negotiating team leader Mohammad Abdul Salam in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday evening.
Amirabdollahian said Iran was pushing for a UN-brokered ceasefire between the Sana’a-based government of Yemen and UAE-backed Saudi militants and mercenaries in the south of the country as “a prelude to the establishment of a lasting peace and the lifting of the blockade on Yemen”. referring to the years-long siege imposed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia and its US and Western-backed allies launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 to reinstall the Riyadh-friendly regime of former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crush the popular resistance movement Ansarullah.
The truce came into effect in April between the Saudi-led coalition and Ansarullah and has since been extended twice.
For his part, spokesperson for the Yemeni movement Ansarullah briefed Amirabdollahian on the latest developments in Yemen and expressed his gratitude for Iran’s support to the Yemeni people.
Abdul Salam criticized the Saudi-led coalition for the “incomplete implementation” of the ceasefire agreement, saying the coalition’s respect for humanitarian issues in Yemen is essential to restoring peace. peace in this war-weary country.