Iranian FM: Iran backs any political solution to Ukraine crisis
Iran plans to establish a Red Crescent medical team at the Ukraine-Poland border to assist Ukrainian refugees, says Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has stated that “Iran will support any political effort to end the conflict in Ukraine”.
Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba on Monday, during which the two discussed the latest developments regarding Russia's special military operation.
The two sides emphasized the importance of protecting diplomatic facilities and “delivering humanitarian aid during the ongoing conflict”.
Commenting on Iran's position and opposition to all forms of war around the world, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the importance of a political solution and diplomatic dialogue to resolve the crisis between Moscow and Kiev.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports any political effort to resolve the crisis,” he said. “We are against war whether in Ukraine, Afghanistan or Yemen and any other place without exception," he added.
Furthermore, Amir-Abdollahian noted that Iran plans to establish a Red Crescent medical team at the Ukraine-Poland border to assist Ukrainian refugees, in collaboration with the Polish foreign ministry.
During the phone call, the top Iranian diplomat also urged the Ukrainian government to help Iranian citizens leave Ukraine.
On his account, Kuleba hailed Iran's anti-war stances and humanitarian aid delivered to Ukrainian refugees at the border with Poland, emphasizing that Kiev will exert strained efforts to protect diplomatic missions, including those belonging to Iran.
Furthermore, he cited his recent talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as evidence of Kiev's stance on ending the conflict, saying that bilateral talks must continue to resolve the crisis.