Foreign Policy
Fri May 01, 2020 5:41
Iran Urges UK to Reconsider Policy on Yemen
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi blasted Saudi Arabia's aggression against Yemen while referring to the humanitarian crisis in the Arab country, and called on the UK to review its diplomacy vis-a-vis the Riyadh government's atrocities in its neighboring country.

"As the atrocities of the aggression push #Yemen on the brink of the worst humanitarian crisis, coupled w/ COVID19, the British Gvt. has profited from the arms export to the KSA & left the blood of innocent Yemenis on its hands," Mousavi wrote on his Twitter account on Friday.

"The UK must stand on the right side of history!," he added.

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, referred to the recent developments in Southern Yemen, and stressed his country’s support for the Arab state's integrity and unity.

“Based on its principled policy, the Islamic Republic of Iran supports a united Yemen and its territorial integrity,” Mousavi said.

He referred to a Yemeni separatist group’s claim of self-rule, and said, “Such measures do not help settlement of the current problems in Yemen and they will rather make the country’s situation more complicated.”

Mousavi underscored the necessity for ending the Saudi-led war against Yemen and removing the cruel siege on the Yemeni people, and said, “The only way to establish stability in Yemen is unity among the Yemeni groups and holding all-inclusive political talks among different groups to form all-inclusive unity government.”

The separatists' Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is backed by the United Arab Emirates, scrapped a peace deal with the Saudi-backed government of fugitive President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and declared a state of emergency overnight.

The separatists said they would "self-govern" the key Southern port city of Aden and other Southern provinces, accusing the government of Hadi of corruption and mismanagement.

 

 

 

 

Bottom top
US: Protestors Hold Anti-Racism March in Chicago

TEHRAN (FNA)- Demonstrators march from downtown toward the private residence of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in Chicago, Illinois. Demonstrators stage a protest against police torture and demanded for Governor Pritzker to release all police torture survivors and the wrongfully convicted. [PHOTOS]
Riot Police Fire Tear Gas To Break Up Anti-Government Protests in Belgrade

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police fired tear gas multiple times to break up a demonstration in Serbia's capital on a fourth night of anti-government protests sparked by the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. [VIDEO]
Greece: Violence Erupts at Rally in Athens Against New Protest Law

TEHRAN (FNA)- Violence broke out in Athens during a mass demonstration against a new law to curb public protests. [VIDEO]
Demonstration Against Constructions of Jewish Settlements in West Bank

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli forces intervene in a protest against construction of Jewish settlements and Israel's annexation plan of Jordan valley and some regions located in West Bank in Hebron, West Bank. [PHOTOS]
Hundreds Try to Storm Serbian Parliament as Protests Heat Up

TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of Serbs protested for a fourth consecutive night on Friday, rallying against President Aleksander Vucic and his government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. [PHOTOS]
"Black Lives Matter" Mural Painted in Front of Trump Tower in New York City

TEHRAN (FNA)- A "Black Lives Matter" mural was painted on the street in front of Trump Tower in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rev. Al Sharpton helped paint the bold, yellow letters across Fifth Avenue. [VIDEO]
US: Man Dies after Police-Involved Shooting in San Diego

TEHRAN (FNA)- A man was fatally shot by the San Diego police after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers in the City Heights neighbourhood of San Diego. [VIDEO]
Funeral Ceremony of Palestinian Young Man in West Bank

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli soldiers shot and martyred on Thursday night a Palestinian young man in the West Bank, said the Palestinian health ministry. The young man was shot by the Israeli soldiers in the village of Kifl Haris near the city of Salfit in the West Bank, and died later from a deep wound in his neck. [PHOTOS]
COVID-19 Infects Over 12.6mn People Worldwide

TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of infections with the novel coronavirus has surpassed 12.6 million worldwide with the deaths exceeding 652,000 and recoveries over 7.3 million. [PHOTOS]
Official: Iran Exports Medical Equipment to Europe

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) Mohammad Reza Shanehsaz announced on Saturday that the country exports different medical equipment to the European states.
Yemen to Use Seized US-Made Weapons to Develop Military Power

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni army plans to use the US-made weapons taken from the Saudi-led coalition forces for military research and production of high-quality arms, a source said.
Iran Terms OPCW’s Decision on Syria Unacceptable, Politically-Tainted

TEHRAN (FNA)- Permanent Representative of Iran to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Alireza Kazemi Abadi blasted the OPCW’s vote against Syria, describing it as unbalanced and unacceptable.
Iran Eyes $2bln in Yaran Oilfield Development

TEHRAN (FNA)- Managing Director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Massoud Karbasian announced that development of Yaran joint oilfield would generate 2 billion dollars in revenue for Iran.
Iran Reports over 255,000 Coronavirus Patients

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Saturday that 2,397 new coronavirus cases have been identified in the country during the past 24 hours, increasing the total number to 255,117 patients.
Police Confiscate 483kg of Opium in Eastern Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police forces of South Khorasan province in Eastern Iran seized 483 kilograms of opium in the city of Qayen, provincial Police Chief Brigadier General Majid Shoja said, adding that two smugglers were also arrested.