Iran will continue sending aid to Yemen despite Saudi blockade: FM

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-15 04:25:14|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Iran will continue providing humanitarian aid to Yemen despite the Saudi Arabia-led siege on the war-torn country, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday.

"Despite restrictions and obstructions, the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue taking the necessary measures to transfer humanitarian aid (to Yemen) to confront the coronavirus spread," Zarif was quoted as saying by Press TV.

"Continuation of the invasion and oppressive blockade on Yemen by the (Saudi-led) coalition, and impounding of the ships that carry foodstuffs and fuel to the country amid the coronavirus epidemic is unacceptable," Zarif said.

The Iranian top diplomat also underscored the Islamic Republic's stance of seeking political solution as the only way to resolve Yemen's crisis.

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab military coalition against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen for nearly five years in support of the exiled government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Enditem