Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) welcomes UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed during a meeting in Tehran, on May 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ISNA / HAMIDREZA DASTJERDI
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Iran's foreign minister urged rival Saudi Arabia to end its military campaign in Yemen, saying the war would "bring harm" to the kingdom, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Wednesday.Shiite power Iran and Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia are locked in a tussle over influence in the Middle East, with Tehran and Riyadh supporting rival forces in conflicts including Syria and Yemen, mostly along sectarian lines."Why do you go to Camp David when we are right next to you and want to pursue good relations, and when America does not wish you well and pursues its own interests?" he said.He also said Tehran wanted good relations with Saudi Arabia but that war would not solve the crisis in Yemen.
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