Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf Abdullah has met with the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Erlo. During the meeting, they discussed ways to develop bilateral relations between Yemen and Iran and to push them to broader horizons, especially in the fields of health, education and scientific research.
Minister Sharaf expressed his appreciation for the principled stance of the Islamic Republic of Iran since the beginning of the US-Saudi aggression.
The Foreign Minister pointed out that the Saudi Foreign Minister’s recent statement to US channel CNN regarding the prospects for peace in the region and the Persian Gulf, reflect a failed maneuver and falsification of facts in order to justify a possible upcoming normalisation of relations with Israel.
He also stressed that what was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Riyadh is “nothing but illusions of normalisation and justifications that contradict the reality of situation since 2015.”
Riyadh has launched intense secret military cooperation in the aspects of aviation, air defence, naval exercises and the exchange of intelligence information with Tel Aviv, all of which were and are still directed against Sana’a and Tehran.
The Iranian ambassador in Sana’a indicated his country’s keenness to develop relations and provide support to Yemen, stressing that Tehran continues to make efforts to end the military aggression and lift the comprehensive siege imposed on Yemeni people. Hassan Erlo explained that Iran “seeks to remove any tension in region and from this standpoint, it has launched the Hormuz Peace Initiative.”