Iranian Foreign Ministry welcomes UN initiative in brokering truce in Yemen



Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed hope that the initiative by Hans Grundberg, the UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Yemen, would lay the foundation for a “complete lifting of siege” on Yemen and “permanent ceasefire” in line with finding a “political solution” to the seven-year conflict in the country.

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Zada expressed hope that the move would be a prelude to a complete lifting of the blockade and the adoption of a permanent ceasefire in the context of a political solution to the Yemen crisis.

“We hope that on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan and with a priority to humanitarian issues and maintenance of ceasefire we will witness amelioration of humanitarian condition and exchange of prisoners of war between the warring sides,” Khatibzadeh said in a statement.