UN Envoy to Yemen arrives in Iran for consultations

UN Envoy to Yemen arrives in Iran for consultations

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths has arrived in Tehran to meet and hold talks with Iranian officials.

Martin Griffiths arrived in Tehran on Sunday to consult with the officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran on resolving the Yemeni crisis.

The United Nations has highlighted the need for a ceasefire in Yemen, and warned that the Saudi-led aggression has claimed tens of thousands of lives in the impoverished Arab country over the last six years.

The war has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has officially recognised the National Salvation Government in Sana’a as the legitimate government of Yemen. This has led Saudi Arabia and some of its Western backers to accuse Iran of supporting and arming Ansarullah and the Sana’a government, although no evidence for these claims have ever been provided.