Iran's Zarif says will use influence to broker peace in Yemen

April 15, 2015 1:10 PM

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Iran's Zarif says will use influence to broker peace in Yemen

LISBON (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said on Wednesday Tehran will use all its influence in the region and in Yemen to broker a peace deal for Yemen in order to end Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebel forces allied to Tehran.

"We are a major force in the region and we have relations with all groups in various countries and we are going to use that in order to bring everybody to the negotiating table, to the point that we can," Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif told reporters in Lisbon.

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