Raisi: Iran ready to use capacities to solve regional, global issues
Iran's President confides his concerns over the situation in Yemen and stresses to UN Chief Guterres that Iran is ready to mobilize all its capacities to assist in the solving of regional and global issues.
In a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated that Iran is ready to use its diverse and effective capacities to solve regional and global issues.
While discussing the situation in Yemen, Raisi told Guterres that Iran has always supported the lifting of the blockade, enforcing a ceasefire, and efforts to solve the crisis through national dialogue without foreign interference.
Raisi further added, "I hope that with your efforts, Saudi Arabia will fulfill its commitments to stop the aggression on Yemen and will be persuaded to solve the problems of this country with the participation of the Yemenis themselves to let the people of Yemen determine their own future.”
After Guterres expressed appreciation over Iran's recent release of two US prisoners, Raisi said that this was a show of good faith and that Iran's approach to diplomacy is to find solutions to issues and problems.
Iranian President reemphasized that Iran is ready to mobilize its efforts and capacities to assist with the solving of regional and global issues.
Referring to their last meeting on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, Guterres told Raisi, “It was a great honor for me to host you. In that meeting, we had important discussions, and I understood the concerns of the Islamic Republic regarding global issues very well.”
Guterres assured Raisi that he will do his best to try to resolve the crisis through national dialogue among different Yemeni groups.
Guterres concluded with the hopes that "we can create a new political order in a region that has a long and rich history in human civilization with the participation of Iran, which likewise has a rich history of several thousand years of civilization.”
In the past, Iran has repeatedly reiterated its support for a ceasefire in Yemen and has previously conducted several meetings among high-ranking officials to discuss steps and solutions toward reaching a sustainable and comprehensive peace agreement.
Iran was accused of supplying Yemen with weapons from Bandar Abbas to the Al-Hudaydah port, but it rectified such claims by reiterating that Iran has only supported the Yemeni people politically.