Iran has welcomed a two-month ceasefire brokered by the United Nations between the Saudi-led invading coalition and Yemen’s popular Ansarullah resistance movement. UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced on Friday the nationwide truce which coincides with the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Backed by US & UK… The genocide in Yemen doesn't get 1 percent of the coverage that Ukraine gets! pic.twitter.com/rRZC5bwhhB
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Grundberg also said he plans to intensify his work with the parties during the two-month period, with the aim of reaching a permanent ceasefire, addressing urgent economic and humanitarian measures, and resuming the political process.
Ici aussi au Yémen, vous êtes tous aveugles et très loin. Quelle horreur. https://t.co/wJZeXAxNxh
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In a statement on Saturday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed hope that the ceasefire could be a prelude to the complete lifting of the siege on Yemen and the establishment of a permanent truce in line with efforts aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis. He further stressed Tehran’s support for a political and humanitarian solution to the Yemen conflict.
On the eve of Ramadan, he added, the Islamic Republic hopes to see improved humanitarian conditions as well as a full exchange of prisoners between the warring sides by assigning top priority to humanitarian issues and the continuation of the ceasefire. Under the truce, which would come into effect on Saturday at 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), the warring parties have accepted to halt all offensive military operations, including cross-border attacks.
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