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End Yemen war as per Iran’s plan for Middle East peace: Khamenei to Imran

Tehran, Oct 14 Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for ending the Yemeni war during a meeting with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and said it is crucial for peace in the Middle East region.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran presented a four-point plan to end war in Yemen a long time ago and if this war ends in a right way, it can have positive effects in the region,” Leader said during a meeting with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Iran’s “four-point peace plan for Yemen” which was submitted to the UN by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in April 2015.

“It is imperative for the international community to get more effectively involved in ending the senseless aerial attacks and establishing a cease-fire” in Yemen, Zarif wrote to the UN chief upon submitting Iran’s plan.

The Leader described peace and security in West Asia as very “sensitive” and “important” and expressed regret over certain regional countries’ “destructive” role in supporting terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria and causing war and bloodshed in Yemen.

He added, “We have no motivation for animosity with these countries, but they are influenced by the United States and act against the Islamic Republic of Iran in line with the United States’ will.”
Khamenei said that Iran has never initiated any war,but warned, “if someone starts a war against Iran, they will undoubtedly regret it.”

For his part, the Pakistani prime minister said that Islamabad attaches importance to the security in the region and will maintain its relations and cooperation with Iran as a crucial partner.

In a joint press conference with Khan following their talks on Sunday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that they discussed the establishment of regional stability and sustainable peace, as the Middle East, particularly the Gulf and the Sea of Oman, is a very critical region in the world.

Khan’s official visit to Iran will be followed by his visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday as part of Islamabad’s efforts to defuse increasing tensions in the Middle East.
It is worth mentioning that US President Donald Trump has asked Imran Khan to become a mediator between Saudi Arabia and Iran to bring peace.

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