The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs has called for the cessation of Saudi Arabia’s devastating aggression against Yemen.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in the sultanate’s capital Muscat on Wednesday.
Referring to Saudi Arabia’s ongoing attacks against the Yemeni people, Amir-Abdollahian urged an end to all foreign military attacks against the Arabian Peninsula country.
The Omani official, for his part, also described the humanitarian situation in Yemen as deplorable and demanded that the transfer of humanitarian assistance to the country be expedited.
Saudi Arabia has been pounding different areas in Yemen since March 26 without any authorization from the United Nations and heedless of international calls for the cessation of its deadly campaign against the impoverished Arab country.
UN Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville said on June 16 that at least 1,412 Yemeni civilians, including 210 women, had been killed and a further 3,423 injured since the start of the Saudi aggression.
Amir-Abdollahian further described Oman’s positions and role regarding the developments in Yemen as constructive.