For the first time Yemen’s Houthi’s armed group Ansarullah engaged in defending the country from Saudi led coalition has officially met Iranian leadership in Tehran. Senior Iranian officials and Yemen’s HouthiAnsarullah movement have sat down for talks in Tehran on ways to help end the political conflict in the war-torn country and provide humanitarian aid to its people.
According to Press TV, HosseinJaberi Ansari, the Iranian foreign minister’s special assistant for political affairs, met with Mohammad Abdulsalam, the Ansarullah movement’s spokesperson, in Tehran on Monday.
The twosidesexplored ways of providing aid to the Yemeni people besieged by the Saudi led coalition and have been facing bombings by the coalition warplanes since March 2015.
Tehran and Houthi representative also discussed efforts to find a political solution to the conflict among Yemeni political groups.
Abdulsalam arrived in Tehran on Saturday and submitted a report on the current situation in Yemen to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif.
During the meeting, Zarifdescribed his proposed four-step solution to resolve the crisis and underlined the need for an urgent end to the bombardment and Saudi-imposed siege of the country. The plan also include the facilitation of transfer of direly-needed aid supplies.
Zarif pointed to a four-step solution proposed by Iran to solve the Yemen crisis, underlining the need for an urgent end to the Saudi bombardment and siege of the war torn country.
The two sides have also discussed Iran’s peace plan which calls for an immediate ceasefire, the provision of humanitarian assistance to the war-stricken country, intra-Yemeni talks, and the formation of an inclusive government.
Saudi Arabia and its allies have been seeking the return of former Riyadh-aligned government to power. The Saudi-led invasion has killed approximately 13,600 people and destroyed much of Yemen’s infrastructure.
The head of the former government AbdRabbuh Mansur Hadi had resigned and fled to Riyadh after turning down Ansarullah’s call to rescind the resignation and continue to negotiate power.
Houthi’sAnsarullah has been running the country’s affairs and also defending the country against the Saudi aggression. There have been reports of Iranian support to the Houthis, dubbed by western and Arab media as pro-Iran Shias.
In the recent months, Saudi Arabia and its allies have alleged that Iran has been supplying Houthi fighters with weapons including missiles, used to hit Saudi targets. Houthi