Iran says it will use influence to broker peace in Yemen




 
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April 15th, 2015  
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Topic: Iran says it will use influence to broker peace in Yemen


Iran's foreign minister said on Wednesday that his country would use all its influence to broker a peace deal for Yemen in order to end Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebel forces allied to Iran. "We are a major force in the region and we have relations with all groups in various countries, and we are going to use that in order to bring everybody to the negotiating table, to the point that we can," Mohammed Javad Zarif told reporters in Lisbon. "We have influence with a lot of groups in Yemen, not just the Houthis and the Shias," he said. He added that Iran had already consulted with Turkey and Pakistan, two majority-Sunni allies of Saudi Arabia, and Oman, the Gulf country that maintains the closest ties with Iran.




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