Iranian Lawmaker Urges UN to End Saudi-Led Invasion of Yemen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian parliament denounces the recent aggression on Yemen waged by Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies, and asks the international community to halt the attacks, the parliament's Vice-Speaker Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard said on Sunday.
"The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Iranian parliament) strongly condemns the Saudi regime's inhumane invasion of Yemen," he underscored in a parliament session in Tehran.
The Islamic Republic's parliament expects the United Nations (UN) and its security council (UNSC) to firmly stand against the aggression and stop the Saudi regime from destroying Yemen's economic infrastructures, Aboutorabi-Fard stressed.
"We also ask Muslim countries and parliaments to take serious and firm stances against this illegitimate invasion, which is underway in violation of all religious, human, ethical, and political teachings," he said, adding that Iran's parliament demands an immediate end to the attacks on innocent Yemenis.
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham deeply regretted the killing of civilians in Yemen and asked the international community to take necessary measures to stop the Saudi-led aggression.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies began to militarily interfere in Yemen's internal affairs by launching deadly air strikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
Tens of innocent civilians have been killed and many more wounded in the air strikes so far.