Iraq’s foreign minister on Thursday opposed Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, saying military intervention was not a solution.
Ibrahim al-Jaafari said he supported a “peaceful” approach to Yemen.
“We are not with the strikes, and we are against foreign intervention,” he told AFP ahead of an Arab foreign ministers’ meeting in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
“I don’t think military solutions can be the start of a resolution. We support peaceful solutions,” he said.
Saudi Arabia along with other Gulf states launched late Wednesday a military offensive against Yemen, claiming over 20 civilians.
The ministers were meeting to prepare for an Arab summit in Sharm el-Sheikh over the weekend at which member states will discuss proposals for a joint military force.