In a tweet on Tuesday, Zarif called the decision to halt the airstrikes, which began on March 26, a positive development which needed to be followed by international intervention, saying that Iran is "ready to help."
Positive developments in #Yemen should be followed by urgent humanitarian assistance, intra-Yemeni dialogue&broad-based govt. Ready to help.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) 21 апреля 2015
At a press conference on Tuesday, Saudi Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition forces carrying out 'Operation Decisive Storm' said that the operation would be moving into a political phase called 'Operation Restoring Hope,' which "represents a combination of political, diplomatic and military action."
"The coalition will continue to prevent the Houthi militias from moving or undertaking any operations inside Yemen," General Asiri told reporters in Riyadh.
The Iranian government had repeatedly called for an end to the campaign of airstrikes, which has been carried out by a coalition of ten Arab states. On April 17, Zarif wrote a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon proposing a four-point peace plan for Yemen, calling for an immediate ceasefire and "the establishment of an inclusive national unity government" without foreign interference.