Iran’s peace plan for Yemen still valid: Zarif

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thu. that the country’s four-point peace plan for Yemen that was submitted to UN General Assembly is still valid today and needs to be implemented.

In a tweet on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said “in 2015, soon after Saudi coalition initiated war on Yemen, I wrote to UNSG offering a 4 point peace plan: Ceasefire; Humanitarian Assistance; Intra-Yemeni Dialog; & Inclusive Government. Over 2.5 years & many lives later, that plan is still valid today.”

Zarif was referring to a four-point peace plan for Yemen which he submitted to a letter to then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April 2015. The plan calls for an immediate ceasefire and end of all foreign military attacks, humanitarian assistance, a resumption of broad national dialogue and “establishment of an inclusive national unity government.”

“It is imperative for the international community to get more effectively involved in ending the senseless aerial attacks and establishing a ceasefire, ensuring delivery of humanitarian and medical assistance to the people of Yemen and restoring peace and stability to this country through dialogue and national reconciliation without pre-conditions,” Zarif had noted in the letter.

The plan has not been put into effect despite the growing number of fatalities in the war-torn country under Saudi-led airstrikes.


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