It's well known that the Islamic Republic of Iran is against the idea of a peace process occurring between Palestinians and Israelis. But just in case any of you thought that Iran is against any peace in the Middle East, in an apparent burst of pacifism Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi is calling for a "political solution" to the Yemeni conflict, insisting that “We [Iran] always respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Yemen and believe in peace and stability in the region,” going on to state that "bloodshed" would not solve Yemen's problems.
Sounds good so far, I hear many of you thinking "thank god Iran isn't meddling in yet another nation's affairs again", but unsurprisingly the immoral nature of the Islamic Republic will always shine through. I wonder how Qashqavi manages to reconcile the Islamic Republic's peace seeking exhortation with the fact that not only is Iran funding and arming the rebels, and deepening the conflict, but is further proposing that the rebels be given sanctuary in Iraq!
It goes without saying that the situation in Yemen is very distressing, since over 100000 people have been displaced by the fighting, in a disadvantaged country which has already been through many years of civil war. But what's really quite shameful is that whilst Iran's leaders regularly wail about the suffering of Palestinians at the hands of Israel, they themselves are actively helping to cause pain to another populace i.e. the people of Yemen.
If it wasn't such a disturbing problem afflicting real people, the whole affair would be quite funny: the Islamic Republic yet again tries to take the world for a ride, sanctimoniously preaching about peace in the region, but all the while fueling the conflict. To answer the question in the title of this post, I'm really not sure that the Islamic Republic's leaders know the definition of "peace and stability". If in fact they actually cared one tiny bit for any of these people, they would stop prolonging their misery, but then again I've long accepted that all Islamism, whether it involves Yemenis or Iranians is just about shady illicit deals and corruption.
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