Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 27, 2019. Iranian officials on Tuesday urged the United States to lift its sanctions against Iran to pave the way for talks on mutual issues. (Iran's Presidential Office/Handout via Xinhua)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 27, 2019. Iranian officials on Tuesday urged the United States to lift its sanctions against Iran to pave the way for talks on mutual issues. (Iran's Presidential Office/Handout via Xinhua)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Saudi Arabia on Sunday to stop aggression on Yemen as a means to settle mutual issues.

Riyadh made a “big mistake” by involving itself in the Yemen war, Rouhani said in a press conference.

“They supposed that Yemen will surrender in weeks or months … This was a mistake Saudi Arabia had committed and caused problems for itself and for Yemen,” he added.

“We do not have a very complicated problem with Saudi Arabia … and if they stop aggression on Yemen, the situation will become prepared for mutual dialogue and peace,” the Iranian president noted.

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab military coalition against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen for nearly five years in support of the exiled government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Enditem

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