Yemen on the Importance of Russia's Efforts to Settle Iraqi Crisis

Yemen attaches great importance to Russia's position and efforts within the United Nations Security Council to stop the war against Iraq, Yemeni Vice President Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi told Russian Ambassador to Sanaa Alexander Zasypkin on Wednesday evening.

The whole world is convinced that the war will not result in any decisions but will instead further aggravate the situation, which is close to a catastrophe, he said. It is necessary to do everything possible to turn the situation towards peaceful settlement under the guidance of the UN. Russia has an important part in this effort, added the vice president.