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UN envoy discusses Yemen ceasefire with Iran 

UN special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths in Geneva, Switzerland on 5 September 2018 [FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images]
UN special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths in Geneva, Switzerland on 5 September 2018 [FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images]

The UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, on Wednesday held a meeting with the senior assistant to the Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Asghar Khaji, to discuss the Yemeni crisis and the ceasefire efforts between the government and the pro-Iranian Houthis.

Griffiths tweeted that he had held a meeting, which he described as "fruitful", with the senior assistant to the Iranian foreign minister, to discuss points of view on efforts to reach a ceasefire at the national level.

The meeting discussed efforts to "create an auspicious and positive context for the resumption of the political process in Yemen," he added.

This comes a few hours after an online meeting that Griffiths held with ambassadors of the permanent members of the Security Council in Yemen to discuss a ceasefire and efforts to restart the political process.

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