• Tue / 27 February 2018 / 10:56
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 96120803839
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Statement of Iran’ mission to UN on Yemen

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Tehran (ISNA) - Mission of Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN in a statement emphasized that the US and the UK are trying to distract the international community away from Saudi Arabia's war crimes in Yemen by drafting such resolutions.

Here is the full text of Iran’s statement:

Today US and UK attempted to misuse Security Council procedures to advance their political agenda and put the blame of all happens in Yemen on Iran, by pushing an unwarranted draft resolution.

The Islamic Republic of Iran while categorically rejects allegations regarding arms transfer to Yemen, firmly believes that such attempts by US and UK, as the major military supporters of the war of aggression against Yemen, aims to distract the international community from realities in Yemen and the catastrophic humanitarian situation that has resulted from the relentless and brutal attacks by the Saudi-led Coalition during the past three years.

Due to the massive, indiscriminate aerial bombings and the blockade of Yemen which have exacerbated the humanitarian situation in Yemen, the Security Council has an urgent and serious responsibility to take necessary measures to counter war crimes and violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen, and hold the perpetrators and their supporters accountable. Furthermore, under current circumstances, the priority shall be given to alleviating the sufferings of Yemeni people including women and children, removing the inhumane blockade, and facilitating the delivery of much-needed humanitarian assistance to Yemen. We once again call on all parties to observe international law and protect civilians.

Iran maintained from the start of this crisis that the Yemeni conflict had no military solution and that only consensus-based political settlement could bring about the stability and tranquility that the people of Yemen deserve. Iran continues to encourage all parties in Yemeni conflict to cooperate towards finding a Yemeni led Yemeni owned political settlement for Yemen, including with the new Special Representative of the Secretary General Martin Griffiths.

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