Jan 28, 2022 09:55 UTC
  • Iran slams Saudi war on Yemen, calls for immediate UN actions to end crimes against Yemenis

The Iranian foreign minister’s senior aide for special political affairs has condemned the Saudi-led war coalition’s relentless assaults against the Yemeni people, calling on the United Nations and all international humanitarian organizations to take immediate actions to put an end to the atrocities.

Ali Asghar Khaji denounced the massacre of the people of Yemen and the extensive bombardments of Yemeni cities, civilian sites, and infrastructures by the Saudi-led coalition.

Khaji made the remarks in a message on Thursday, addressing Hans Grundberg, special envoy of the United Nations secretary-general for Yemen.

He said the Saudi-led coalition’s brutal actions run counter to the recognized international law.

“The United Nations and all international humanitarian organizations are urged to take immediate action to stop these inhumane crimes,” the envoy added.

“Certainly, as the experience of the past seven years has shown, sanctions, military conflicts, and the killing of people cannot lead to the resolving of the Yemeni crisis,” he noted.

Khaji went on to say that the way out of the current situation is through lifting the all-out Saudi siege against the oppressed people of Yemen, stopping the military operations, and respecting the independence and sovereignty of the Yemeni people.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to cooperate and work in this direction as in the past,” he added.

Enjoying complete arms, logistical, and political backing from the United States, Saudi Arabia led many of its allies, chief among them the UAE, in a 2015-present invasion of Yemen. The war has been seeking to crush the popular Ansarullah resistance movement and reinstall the former Riyadh-friendly government.

The war has martyred hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and turned the entirety of Yemen into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

However, the Ansarullah movement, which runs the National Salvation Government in Sana’a, has vowed not to lay down its arms until the country’s complete liberation from the scourge of the Saudi invasion.

Throughout the course of the Saudi war, Iran has voiced its support for the Yemeni people and denounced the war coalition countries’ crimes in Yemen.

On Tuesday, Iran deplored the loss of scores of lives in a recent Saudi-led aerial raid against Yemen, and called on the United Nations to use all available means to hold to account the perpetrators and sponsors of the criminal act.