The proposal calls for international action to put an end to the Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels, believed to be backed by Tehran.
The four-point Yemen peace plan Iran brought before the United Nations on Friday came as heavy bombing carried out by a regional coalition continued to hit the country.
Iran’s proposal called for the cessation of hostilities and an immediate end to all foreign military attacks, direct delivery of medical and humanitarian aid, political talks to resume and the creation of a broad Yemeni unity government.
“It is imperative for the international community to get more effectively involved in ending the senseless aerial attacks and establishing a ceasefire,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in a letter to UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
“The only way to restore peace and stability is to allow all Yemeni parties to establish, without any foreign interference, their own inclusive national unity government,” the letter said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia on Saturday, saying Saudi-led bombing of Yemen was spreading chaos in the country and wider region.
“What is the meaning of … bombing of the innocent and oppressed Yemen?” Rowhani asked, according to Iran’s Fars news agency. “Does the killing of children bring you power or might you have sown the seeds of hatred in the hearts of the regional people, and there will be a response soon.”
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