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

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran backs U.N.-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.

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

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Alison Williams

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