Kerry: Ansarullah, Saudi, UAE, supporting peace plan
Iran Renews Support for Political Solution to Yemen Crisis
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Wednesday renewed Iran’s support for a political solution to Yemen’s crisis, and welcomed ceasefire and resumption of peace talks in the Muslim state. “Iran has always called for settlement of political crisis in Yemen through dialogue among the Yemeni different political parties,” Qassemi said. Qassemi said restoration of a comprehensive ceasefire is needed in a bid to result in peace and stability in Yemen.
On Tuesday, the Omani Foreign Ministry in a statement announced access to an agreement on ceasefire in Yemen from November 17 and resuming peace talks later in November. In late October, the United Nations envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmad presented a road map for the UN Security Council to establish peace in Yemen. He appreciated Oman government’s peace efforts in Yemen as well as support from international organizations in this concern.
Also in late October, Iranian Red Crescent Society once again voiced its readiness to send humanitarian aid, relief workers and medicine to Yemen. “An Iranian relief flight has been allowed to transfer Yemen’s wounded civilians for treatment and we also voiced our preparedness to send relief workers and humanitarian aid to that country,” Head of Iranian Red Crescent Society Amir Mohsen Ziayee said.
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Kuwait to Replace Riyadh as Main Egypt Oil Supplier
Egypt’s state news agency said Kuwait has agreed to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of crude per month, starting in January. The announcement comes more than a month after Saudi Arabia halted previously agreed fuel shipments to Egypt, Alaraby reported. Differences over the conflicts in Syria and Yemen have strained ties between the two nations. The Saudi move has ratcheted up pressure on Egypt as it tries to revive a battered economy and overcome a shortage of dollars. Cairo floated its currency this month and significantly hiked fuel prices. The MENA news agency says that under the deal with Kuwait, Egypt will get the crude at international prices with no discounts, but with a nine-month grace period.
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