Iran backs Yemen peace talks, wants end of crisis: state TV

Tehran said it welcomed the negotiations set to take place in Sweden

FILE PHOTO: UN envoy Martin Griffiths attends a news conference ahead of Yemen talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
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Iran backs UN-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.

Shiite Iran supports Houthi rebels in Yemen. The talks could start on Wednesday, sources told Reuters.