Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen must stop says Iranian official

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SHAFAQNA – Iran warned Tuesday that the Saudi “attack” on Yemen endangered the whole region, calling for an immediate halt to the military operation against Yemen.

“The fire of war in the region from any side… will drag the whole region to play with fire. This is not in the interest of the nations in the region,”  Iran Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said.

“We strongly object to the military solution in Yemen. We believe that the Saudi military attack against Yemen is a strategic mistake,” Abdollahian told reporters on the sidelines of a Syria donors conference in Kuwait.

“Military operations must stop immediately” to open the way to a “political solution,” he said.

A Saudi-led aggression has been targeting yemen for six day.

Abdollahian said Iran sees the intervention in Yemen as “external aggression” that will foment extremism in the region.

But Tehran and Riyadh are “capable of cooperating to strike a compromise in Yemen,” and the same can apply to a solution in Syria, he added.

His remarks came shortly after Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal insisting that the kingdom’s rulers are not “warmongers.”

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