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Iran Backs Yemen Peace Talks, Wants End Of Crisis - State TV

FILE PHOTO: Government soldiers ride on the back of a patrol truck on a street where people demonstrated against the deterioration of Yemen's economy and the devaluation of the local currency in Taiz, Yemen October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub/File Photo
DUBAI, Dec 3 (Reuters)

Iran backs U.N.-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.

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

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Alison Williams)