Amir-Abdollahian, UN Guteress touch on Vienna talks, regional developments
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations discussed the latest developments in Yemen and Afghanistan and the process of the Vienna talks on the phone.
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Amir-Abdollahian, referring to the UN approach to end the humanitarian siege, the ceasefire and political talks in Yemen, called on the UN Secretary-General to play a greater role in ending the humanitarian siege and stopping the widespread bombing of civilian areas.
The Iranian Foreign Minister welcomed the Vienna talks and reiterated the serious will of the Islamic Republic of Iran to reach a good agreement as soon as possible.
Amir-Abdollahian also underlined the lack of trust in the White House, and the need for practical and tangible and verifiable measures by the West and the United States to prove a lasting and reliable agreement.
In this telephone call, the UN Secretary-General also appreciated and welcomed Iran's constructive positions in support of the peace process, ending military strikes, paying attention to humanitarian issues and the beginning of political talks to resolve issues and problems in Yemen.
Antonio Guterres also stressed the need to continue efforts to form an inclusive government consisting of different groups and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, as well as to create the right conditions for all Afghan citizens, especially women and children, to enjoy human rights and access to education.
Considering the situation of Afghan refugees, the need to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan, Iran's readiness to facilitate the delivery of international humanitarian aid were other issues raised in Amir-Abdollahian telephone call with the UN Secretary-General.