Iran says US ending Saudi support does not solve Yemen war
US President Joe Biden had announced on Thursday that Washington was terminating all offensive support for Saudi Arabia in the war, including related arms sales to Riyadh, in stark contrast to former president Donald Trump's line.
"Ending the support for and not selling weapons to Saudi Arabia's coalition, if not a political maneuvre, can be a step towards fixing past mistakes," Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement.
He hoped that the "warmongering countries realise their strategic mistake in invading Yemen and confess to their mistake".
The war in Yemen has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, triggering what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian disaster.
The Iran-allied Huthis seized Yemen's capital Sanaa and much of north in 2014, sparking a Saudi-led intervention the following year.