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