Bab al-Mandab, Yemen 0
19 May 2021

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy met with Iran’s UN envoy and called on “the Iranians to engage with seriousness and urgency in nuclear negotiations, pressure the Huthis to end the war in Yemen, urge Hamas to accept a ceasefire and end rocket attacks into Israel and release Morad Tahbaz from prison”. In turn, the Iranian side emphasised “the need for practical removal of all U.S. sanctions on Iran” and expressed “Iran’s will for a peaceful settlement of the war in Yemen”, noting in particular that “any solution to the Yemeni crisis must ensure the complete lifting of the siege and impeded delivery of humanitarian aid to the country and a ceasefire”.

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