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04-10-2015, 10:59 AM
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ISLAMABAD— Iran’s foreign minister arrived Wednesday in Pakistan for a two-day visit that's part of an effort by both countries to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Yemen.

Tehran and Islamabad agree that dialogue is the way to resolve the conflict, in which Houthi rebels have clashed with forces loyal to the country's internationally backed president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi — but they differ on how to proceed to such talks.

Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs, appeared at a joint news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Aziz suggested that the U.N. Security Council adopt a resolution to enforce a cease-fire in Yemen, place an embargo on arms supplies and disarm the Houthis.

Zarif, who was expected to urge Islamabad to reject a Saudi request that it join a military operation against the Shi'ite Houthis, disagreed, saying Yemenis should decide how to end the conflict.