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Iran, Europe Discuss Ending Conflict in Yemen

A senior advisor to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has confirmed that Iran has been holding "intensive dialogues with the four European states and EU to pave the way for solving the crises in Yemen and Syria."

Hossein Jaber Ansari told Iranian official news agency IRNA that Iran has been in talks with European states on Yemen over the past months.

Meanwhile, According to the EU, Iran has been taking part in a meeting with delegations from the EU, Germany, France, Italy and the UK in Brussels on Wednesday September 12 about the crises in Yemen and Syria.

Maja Ksiansich, the spokesperson for the EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said that Jaber Ansari led the Iranian delegation in this third round of talks since February on the political and humanitarian situation in Yemen.

"Iran and European powers have made good progress in talks to end the conflict in Yemen as Tehran has shown itself willing to push for a ceasefire and ease the humanitarian crisis there, according to officials on both sides," Reuters reported.

Iran and European delegations agreed to continue talks on Yemen and Syria "soon," the report said.