Date :Sunday, January 20th, 2019 | Time : 08:12 |ID: 84001 | Print

UN Secretary praises Iran’s positive role in the region

SHAFAQNA-Iran’s role in the region is constructive and positive which is very important in the current circumstances, said UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres during a press conference in New York on Friday.

Answering a question on Iran’s missile program and its effect in the region, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said: “Well, first of all, in relation to Iran, if there is something I can appeal to Iran is for Iran to have a constructive and positive attitude, namely, in relation to the two situations in which we are very dramatically involved in the region, be it Yemen, be it Syria. And I believe it’s extremely important that Iran plays a constructive role in both of these situations” .

Saudi Arabia and its allies launched the war on Yemen in March 2015. The military campaign, which is accompanied by a land, aerial and naval blockade of Yemen, has so far killed more than 13,600 Yemenis and led to a humanitarian crisis in the country.

Several Western countries, the US and the UK in particular, have been complicit in the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weaponry and military equipment.

Iran has always rejected claims that it is assisting Yemeni fighters in their war with Saudi Arabia in military terms, emphasizing that the crisis should be settled through diplomacy, Iran Press reported.


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