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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Iran urges peaceful resolution to Yemen crisis,


Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says military means cannot resolve the crisis between the Yemeni government and Houthi fighters.

Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Mosotho foreign minister, Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa, Mottaki said Iran is in favor of peace and stability in Yemen.

He added that Tehran is ready to work with regional states to resolve the crisis in Yemen.

The fighting in Yemen started in August when government forces attacked areas inhabited by Shia civilians and Houthi fighters.

The Houthis demand an end to social, economic and political 'discrimination' against Shias in Yemen as well as Saudi-backed attempts to spread Wahhabism — a sect that preaches controversial and violent actions — in the north. They also accuse the government of widespread corruption.

The government accuses the fighters of violating the terms of an armistice by taking foreign visitors hostage in 2009.

The fighting has displaced thousands of civilians, while tens of thousands of others remain at risk as winter approaches. 

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