In response to a question by journalists regarding the latest developments in Yemen, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the siege and military strikes are no solution to the Yemen crisis and such acts will only escalate tensions in the region.
Khatibzadeh added that Iran has always supported a political solution based on ending the blockade on the Yemeni people, ending the war, avoiding interference in the country’s internal affairs, and preserving the country’s territorial integrity.
He added that Tehran also underlines the need to prevent an escalation of the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.
Regarding the escalation in regional tensions, Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic of Iran has always underlined that no regional crises can be resolved through resorting to war and violence and one can be hopeful to achieve peace and stability in the region in a peaceful atmosphere and avoiding the continuation of tensions and the cycle of violence.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman further underscored the fact that Yemen’s problems are internal, saying the Islamic republic is ready to participate in any initiative that would end the 7-year war on Yemen.