Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced on Monday, that the tripartite meeting, which brought together representatives from his ministry, the delegation of the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) and ambassadors of four European countries in Tehran last Saturday, reached good agreements.
In a statement on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi commented on the latest developments in south of Yemen, saying, “The coalition of Saudi and Emirati invaders and their mercenaries, who have been unable to shatter the willpower of (Yemeni) people despite using various advanced weapons, massacre, and wreaking widespread destruction (on the country) over the past five years and who have failed in the face of the fortitude and resistance of people across Yemen, are now seeking to partition Yemen with a suspicious plot.”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran always supports a ‘united Yemen’ and deems protecting its integrity a common responsibility of all Yemeni people,” Mousavi added.
The Iranian spokesperson also expressed hope that a halt to the aggression against Yemen by the Saudi-Emirati coalition would enable different Yemeni parties and groups to achieve results in the Yemeni-Yemeni talks, overcome the problems, and form an inclusive government in the country.
His comments came against a backdrop of growing tensions in southern parts of Yemen, where fighters backed by the UAE and forces loyal to Saudi Arabia have turned on each other in Aden.
In remarks on Tuesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for efforts to foil a plot hatched by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to partition Yemen.
Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict between the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis. The conflict erupted after the Houthis ousted the government and seized power in late 2014.
More than 11.000 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands of others injured in the war. Millions have been displaced and tens of thousands have fled outside the country.
The coalition has been responsible for the vast majority of civilian casualties, according to the UN and international human rights organizations.
The conflict has caused what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
More than 24 million people, more than 80% of the country's population, are in need some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 8.4 million people who don't know where their next meal will come from, according to the UN.