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Iran, Houthis discuss efforts to end war in Yemen

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Iranian and the for on Saturday held talks to discuss efforts to end war in Yemen, news agency reported.

During the meeting, stressed the need for an immediate stop to the war and bombing of by the Saudi-led coalition.

Given the human catastrophe in Yemen, there is a necessity for the international community to send humanitarian assistance to immediately, he was quoted as saying.

Also, Abdulsalam briefed the Iranian the current situation and developments in

He underlined the need for what he called an urgent end to the bombardment and siege of the country, Press TV reported.

Last week, Ali Akbar Velayati, an to Iran's Supreme said that war could be a "quagmire" for

Saudi's involvement in the war in could lead to the same catastrophe that the

experienced in "should expect to see turn into another for that country," Velayati said.

The Saudi-led coalition has intervened in the Yemeni conflict since March 2015 to roll back the Shiite Houthi Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who was forced into exile by the

The war has killed over 10,000 Yemenis and displaced 3 million people, creating one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 03:38 IST
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