Iran Raps Continued Saudi-led War on Yemen
By Staff, Agencies
Iran denounced the continued military aggression by the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen that has ruined the impoverished country and made the Yemeni people’s lives a daily agony.
On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the sixth anniversary of the Saudi-led military onslaught against Yemen.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran condemns the continuous military aggression from the so-called coalition forces against Yemen, stressing that such a ruinous and stupid war is entering its sixth year while it has resulted in nothing but the destruction and massacre of the innocent and oppressed people of Yemen, has turned Yemen into a ruined country by destroying its infrastructure, and has made the Yemeni people’s lives a daily agony,” the statement read.
“The international organizations have confirmed that 80 percent of Yemen’s population – around 25 million women and children in Yemen - are in need of humanitarian aid. Such humanitarian tragedy is happening in the shadow of the international community’s silence and the continued violation of all international law and human rights by the aggressors,” it added further.
The statement went on to slam “The cruel and inhumane sanctions and the crimes committed against Yemen” which “have made the catastrophic conditions of Yemeni people known as the worst human tragedy of the century in the world.”
“The military aggression against Yemen is going on while the US and a number of other countries have not only shut their eyes to the war crimes committed by the invaders, but are also accomplices in those crimes by keeping the arms sales and the intelligence and logistical supports, and must be held accountable.”
Accordingly, the statement reiterated Iran’s supports of Yemen’s territorial unity, and emphasized that political solutions such as the Stockholm Agreement and its generalization to all other issues and regions in Yemen could keep the hopes alive for the achievement of peace and calm across that country.