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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Iran backs Yemen peace talks, wants end of crisis: state TV

Tehran said it welcomed the negotiations set to take place in Sweden

UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths. Reuters 
UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths. Reuters 

Iran backs UN-sponsored Yemen peace talks, Iranian state TV reported on Monday, saying Tehran was ready to help find a political solution.

"Iran welcomes the talks in Sweden...Tehran is ready to help international talks to end the crisis and underlines the importance of accelerating providing humanitarian aid to the people," Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, according to TV.

Shiite Iran supports Houthi rebels in Yemen. The talks could start on Wednesday, sources told Reuters.