Yemen: Military Intervention

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on Iran's involvement in the conflict in Yemen.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

As the Foreign Secretary set out to the House on 25 September 2019, we must see an end to Iran’s interference in Yemen, which has stoked further conflict through support for the Houthi rebels and fuelled the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world today. Iran’s provision of weapons to the Houthis is contrary to the UN Security Council Resolution 2216 and the UN Security Council embargo on the export of weapons by Iran. We will continue to urge Iran to cease supplying weapons to the Houthis and to start playing a constructive instead of a destructive role in that conflict.

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