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Iranian Foreign Minister Says Tehran Supports Yemen Ceasefire Negotiations

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Iranian Foreign Minister Says Tehran Supports Yemen Ceasefire Negotiations

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On April 28th, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that he supported ceasefire negotiations in Yemen.

He said that in a meeting with Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam in Oman.

During the talks, Zarif “once again stressed our country’s view regarding the political solution being the only solution to the crisis of Yemen”, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Minister “emphasised our country’s support for a ceasefire and Yemeni-Yemeni talks”, it added.

In his meeting with Abdul Salam, who lives in exile in Muscat, Zarif also expressed regret about “the six-year imposed war on the people of Yemen, and called for ending the war and lifting” a Saudi-enforced blockade on the country.

This could be significant, since there’s been talks of a change in direction for Saudi Arabia and the potential of negotiations between Tehran and Riyadh.

Zarif’s statement also came just a day after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called on the Houthis to stop fighting and enter peace negotiations. He offered them peace, stability and a significant financial incentive.

According to the Arab Weekly, it has been speculated that Zarif’s visits to Doha, Baghdad and Muscat, all of whom have good relations with Tehran, are a possible precursor to restoring ties with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia proposed a “comprehensive” ceasefire and a return to the negotiating table, a proposal that the Houthis immediately rejected, saying a blockade on the country must first be lifted.

Riyadh accuses Iran of supporting the rebels with weapons and missiles and helping them build drones used to attack the kingdom.

Now, Tehran appears to be changing policy as well, at least formally.

On April 27th, the MBS spoke of normalization in a television interview, saying he sought “good” relations with Tehran, after unnamed sources said the rivals had held secret talks in Baghdad.

“Iran is a neighbouring country, and all we aspire for is a good and special relationship with Iran,” he said

This comes on the heels of a UN and US calls on the Houthis to stop their offensive on Marib city, the last Saudi-led coalition stronghold left in Central Yemen.

On April 25th, military sources said Houthis had taken full control of the northwest Kassara battlefield and made progress on the western front lines despite air attacks by the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition backing the government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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18 comments

  1. Albert Pike says:

    ‘On April 27th, the MBS spoke of normalization in a television interview, saying he sought “good” relations with Tehran, after unnamed sources said the rivals had held secret talks in Baghdad.
    “Iran is a neighbouring country, and all we aspire for is a good and special relationship with Iran,” he said’

    Dönmeh (first Zionists) and Hojjatieh (Zionist founding) are looking for “good” relations. One waits (or makes) for the Mashiach to appear, and the other one is the same for the ’12th Imam’. Sure they have good relations to come to a mutual armageddon for their duped Arab and Persian people…

  2. Oh fck off Zarif, get a spine for once, no ceasefire until all of Yemen is liberated

    1. Condor says:

      Iran is playing a very astute and strategic game and has achieved all its goals in the region and now the continuation of futile bloodshed is unnecessary. The Saudis are on their knees and will fall into Iranian orbit as they have 20% or more Shia population and their dependence on expensive and largely ineffective US weaponry has not paid any dividends. The Ansarallah are no capable of hitting any Saudi target at will. The only realistic option left for the sub-intelligent MBS is to cut a deal with Iran and pay massive war reparations to Yemen. US can not protect them as Biden’s priorities are the control of Russia and long term conflict with China. No one in the US military has any interest in fighting Iran.

      1. farbat says:

        there are still plots which didnt fall into place and 20% shia in saudi arabia arent pro iranian

      2. farbat says:

        you are mistaken when you believe that iran depends on snakes who hide in ksa while the war was waged against yemen no those who did join yemen from ksa camp arent many but they still are worth the 20% of those shias in ksa

      3. farbat says:

        just as zarif is defeated in the field of diplomacy and cant sign anything meaningful other than the things forced on him by others the same is true about all the other globalists and without a doubt zarif and rouhani were the ones preparing iran to get back into the globalist system and they failed just as the buddies the american lackeys saudi lackeys indian lackeys and all the other lackeys will fail since we have opened our eyes towards their masters for quite some time and we play against them

      4. farbat says:

        the ones who call putin a zionist and jew and other nonsense like with china and other things or are delusional because iran during rouhani admin was pretty much the jcpoa freemason administration all those people dont see how pretty much the game right now is much more ahead than this

      5. farbat says:

        russia and china are now globalist players and iran is the main revisionist which offers a complete rethinking of society and the world as a whole while they are declining to the ideas set out years before and declared by our leader in speeches and letters

      6. farbat says:

        normalization of oppression fails everywhere these days even in the usa the are pretty much declining and that was the place they had pretty much for another century put their hopes on

  3. Ivan Freely says:

    If the Clown Prince was truly looking for peace then he should end the war by withdrawing ALL his goons from Yemen before any negotiations.

  4. Tommy Jensen says:

    Exactly what I were saying!

  5. johnny rotten says:

    What do you say instead of an unconditional surrender of the pedo Wahabi and an Arabian Nuremberg for all the Saudi princes?

  6. Condor says:

    As an American, I am glad that US is pushing hard for a detente with the regional superpower Iran and the Saudis can read the handwriting on the wall. The war in Yemen was the ultimate folly for the clown prince headchopper MBS who gambled on the wrong horse and has left Saudi Arabia devastated. The wily and tenacious Persians outfoxed all their enemies. The Saudis are on the verge of total disintegration by all accounts, and the US and Oman is giving them a get out of ruin card.

  7. ELPuerco says:

    Turkey seized U.S. nukes being stored on Turkish base..???

    Turkey and Iran are now formal allies. If Turkey really did seize those nukes, they will stabilize the region enormously.

    POP_CORN

    YEAMAN

  8. cechas vodobenikov says:

    Houthis control 60+% of population in Yemen—SA /UAE zealots control desert populated by scorpions and rats. SA is being defeated militarily and diplomatically despite the barbaric help by the self uglified amerikans. SA economy indebted and troubled

  9. Steve Standley says:

    This negotiation has way too many influential parts: the JCPOA, Iranian proxies, persistent Israeli bombing and sabotage, Syria, etc. Let’s see how fast this falls apart. I said it before: This is Kabuki theater on the part of the US and its allies.

  10. farbat says:

    there is no ceasefire anymore until all foreign forces left the entirety of yemen including its islands end of story

  11. farbat says:

    one revolutionary is worth 1000s of liberals and specially when it comes to the scum like zarif he better should have stayed in the usa that would have been better for these greencard liberals

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