Saudi Crown Prince Receives Initiative from Ahmadinejad

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed on Sunday a message to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, in which he proposed ideas to resolve the war in Yemen.

He suggested the formation of a committee that includes numerous “world renowned and trusted individuals; concerned with freedom and justice,” that will hold talks with the warring parties in Yemen in order to achieve “peace and friendship.”

He also sent a copy of the letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Ahmadinejad explained that he was making his initiative out of his position as a “member of the humanitarian society; which is receiving news of global crises on a daily basis.” He added that he is “most affected” by the news coming from Yemen.

He added that “humanitarian responsibility demands that all sides exert all possible energy. This is in order to put an end to this war and achieve peace, friendship and cooperation.”

The conflict in Yemen increased suffering and led to the widening of gaps between countries in the region, Ahmadinejad remarked. “No matter how long this war lasts; it will only lead to destruction and the killing of innocents from either side.”

“There can be no victor and ultimately, everyone will lose,” he also added

Addressing Crown Prince Mohammed, Ahmadinejad said that he trusts that he welcomes “just peace.”

“I am confident that with your constructive cooperation; we can implement effective initiatives that can play a central role in putting an end to the deteriorating situation and ending the war and rivalry,” Ahmadinejad also stressed.