Iraq says political solution only ‘way’ to end war in Yemen

An undated photo of the building of the Iraqi Foreign Affairs Ministry in Baghdad

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraq on Saturday welcomed a U.N.-brokered truce in Yemen between a Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi group aligned with Tehran.

“Political solution is the only way to end the war” in Yemen, the Iraqi foreign ministry said in a statement.

“All efforts should be combined together to get Yemen out of its crisis, end the suffering of its people and start building the future of its generations, by designing a framework that prepares for a negotiating process that guarantees a comprehensive and sustainable peace,” it added.

The two-month truce, which coincides with the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, is the first time since 2016 that warring sides have agreed a nationwide cessation of hostilities.

The conflict has killed tens of thousands and pushed millions into hunger.

The deal includes a halt to offensive military operations, including cross-border attacks, and also allows fuel imports into areas controlled by the Iran-aligned Houthi group and some commercial flights to operate from the Houthi-held capital Sanaa.

The conflict is widely seen as a proxy war between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran.

Iran on Saturday said it hoped the truce could presage a complete lifting of the blockade and a permanent ceasefire.

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