Iran proposes Yemen peace plan

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran had proposed a peace plan. (File photo: AFP)

Iran has proposed a peace plan for Yemen that calls for a ceasefire followed by talks by all sides that would be mediated by foreigners, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday.

“I proposed a ceasefire followed by all inclusive Yemeni dialogue that is facilitated by others, leading to the formation of a government in Yemen that represents a broadly based community,” Zarif, who was speaking in English, told a news conference in Madrid.

Iran will submit the four-point peace plan for resolving the crisis in Yemen to the United Nations on Wednesday, Iran’s English-language television channel Press TV reported on Tuesday.

The channel gave no further details. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking in Madrid on Tuesday, put forward a peace proposal involving a ceasefire, humanitarian assistance, a dialogue between Yemeni factions and a broad-based government.

A Saudi-Arabia-led coalition has been targeting Houthi militias in Yemen, in a bid to support President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi.

(With AFP and Reuters)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 13:55 - GMT 10:55