Iran: Israel root cause of insecurity in region, poses threat to all
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says Israel is the root cause of insecurity in the region, warning regional countries that the presence of the Tel Aviv regime poses a threat to all.
“Efforts should be made to prevent those who create crisis from gaining a foothold in the region," Amir-Abdollahian said in a Saturday phone call with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
He expressed Iran’s good intention and push for security and progress of its neighboring states in the region, including the UAE, and emphasized, "The Zionists have been and are the root cause of insecurity in the region."
The top Iranian diplomat further reiterated the country's support for a two-month UN-brokered ceasefire between the warring sides in Yemen and expressed hope that the siege of the impoverished country would be lifted completely and political negotiations among the Yemeni parties would be launched.
The UN announced on April 1 that the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia, which has been bombarding the country since 2015, and Yemen’s National Salvation Government had agreed on a two-month ceasefire that would come into effect one day later and could be renewed with the consent of the parties.
UN special envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg said at the time that the aim of the ceasefire “is to give Yemenis a necessary break from violence, relief from the humanitarian suffering, and most importantly hope that an end to this conflict is possible.”
In a phone call on Friday, Amir-Abdollahian told Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al Mohammed Al Sabah that the blockade imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen has to be lifted completely for humanitarian aid to be dispatched to the impoverished country.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Amir-Abdollahian hailed growing relations between Tehran and Abu Dhabi and good meetings and consultations among the two sides' officials and said, "There is no limitation to the expansion of all-out relations."
UAE will allow no act of sabotage against neighbors from its soil: Al Nahyan
Al Nahyan, for his part, said the UAE would not allow any act of sabotage against the neighboring states from its soil.
Pointing to the recent developing situation in region, the Emirati foreign minister added that the UN-brokered truce in Yemen has provided an opportunity for development, progress and de-escalation of tensions.
He expressed hope that Tehran and Abu Dhabi would further bolster relations given their common interests in various fields.