Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appealed to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the leader of the ruling Shia movement Ansar Allah (Husiths) in northern Yemen, Abdel Malik al-Husi and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to end the conflict in Yemen by sending them letters.
In his letters, Ahmadinejad suggested the establishment of a committee consisting of senior officials from around the world to end the war in Yemen, the publication said. According to the newspaper, the very appeal to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is surprising, as Riyadh is the “most ardent opponent” of Iran in the region.
“I know that Your Excellency is dissatisfied with the current situation where innocent people die and are injured every day, and infrastructure is destroyed… You are upset that regional resources belonging to the people are being used for destruction rather than for the development of peace and prosperity,” the publication quotes a letter signed by “your brother Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
According to Alirez Mirusefi, spokesman for the Iranian mission to the UN, the views of the former high-ranking politician “are irrelevant to the policies of the government and administration”.
UN Secretary General’s official representative Stefan Dujarrik said he knows nothing about the letter.
On July 2, a militant air force led by a Saudi-led coalition launched massive strikes in several provinces of Yemen. The raids resulted in deaths and injuries.
In Yemen, armed confrontation between Husites and the troops of Saudi-backed President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi continues for the fifth year. The conflict caused the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.