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Removing Yemen blockade positive step in confidence building: senior advisor

Tehran, IRNA - Advisor to Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir-Abdollahian Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in a meeting with Swedish envoy on Yemen that removing blockade on Yemen would be a positive step in confidence building.

Abdollahian and Sweden's Special Envoy for Yemen Peter Semneby met on Wednesday in Tehran to discuss Yemen developments.

Abdollahian emphasized that Iran has always been seeking solving Yemen issues through political solution.

Hailing Sweden’s humanitarian efforts to help Yemen in the midst of crisis, the senior advisor said that he hoped the new UN Special Envoy for Yemen who is a Swedish diplomat would focus his efforts on removing blockade, establishing ceasefire and the political process based on realities and taking into consideration all Yemeni sides.

He also criticized the United States and some European countries for intensifying the war and crisis in Yemen by their arms sales.

Elsewhere in the meeting, Semneby praised Iran’s constructive stances on peace and stability in the region and said that Yemen needed considerable joint efforts.

The groups involved in Yemeni crisis should be more participating in solving the crisis, the Swedish diplomat said, adding that dialog and interaction between involving groups would lead to peace and stability in the country.

He reaffirmed the responsibility of the international community in the crisis in Yemen.

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