Iran urges dialogue to settle Yemen conflicts

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Iran basically believes in no other solution than a political one to the conflict in Yemen, he said.

Khoshrou dismissed the Saudi allegations as "baseless", urging the kingdom to engage in dialogue with the Houthis.

"On the other hand, by making such claims, Saudi Arabia seeks to cover up its failures in Yemen", he noted.

Saudi forces said on Monday they intercepted seven missiles on Sunday, including over the capital Riyadh, accusing their regional rival Iran of being behind the attack and saying they "reserve the right to respond against Iran at the right time and right place".

The Islamic Republic, he said, wants Saudi Arabia to immediately join a peace process in Yemen and stop actions that have failed to bring peace to Yemen, but rather helped develop al-Qaeda and Daesh terror groups there.

The Foreign Ministry in Tehran likewise rejected the Saudi claims.

Khoshrou also expressed dismay at the sale of United States weapons to Saudi Arabia, calling on the Muslin world and the worldwide community to pressure Saudi Arabia to stop killings in Yemen.

"The reality is that the Saudis and their allies have faced the resistance of Yemeni people and experienced a scandalous defeat in the unfair war on impoverished nation", Qasemi said.

Several Western countries, the United States and the UK in particular, are accused of being complicit in the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen as they supply the Riyadh regime with advanced weapons and military equipment.

It also demonstrates the destructive role played by Iran in Yemen by smuggling missiles to the terrorist militias to be used against civilians in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, the Minister stated.

Khoshrou called on the Muslin world and the worldwide community to pressure Saudi Arabia to stop war in Yemen.

"If Iran is genuinely committed to supporting a political solution in Yemen - as it has publicly stated - then it should stop sending in weapons which prolong the conflict, fuel regional tensions, and pose threats to worldwide peace and security", they said in the statement.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 in a campaign to restore its internationally recognised government after it was driven into exile by Houthi forces.

About 10,000 Yemenis have been killed and 53,000 wounded since the start of the coalition intervention in Yemen.

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