No Place for Adventurism in Region: Iran’s Deputy FM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian slammed Saudi-led military offensive against Yemen as an adventurous act, saying Tehran will not allow such measures to jeopardize its common security with Yemen.
In an interview with IRIB on Saturday, Amir Abdollahian said Iran will not allow others to imperil the security of Yemen, which he said is analogous with security of the region and Iran.
“The era of such adventurous moves has ended, and all sides should think about the region’s security and playing a constructive role,” the Iranian diplomat noted.
He also explained that Saudi Arabia’s focus on the military attacks against Yemen has just “emboldened the Zionist regime (of Israel) and the terrorist groups.”
Amir Abdollahian once again voiced Tehran’s support for the “Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue” and rejected any foreign meddling in the Arab country’s internal affairs.
He also deplored the muted response by certain countries on the continued Saudi-led air strikes against Yemen and the blockade of the war-torn nation.
On March 26, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies began to launch deadly air strikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
According to the spokesman of the Yemeni Army, the Saudi-led war on the Arab country has killed more than 2,000 people, most of them civilians.
On Thursday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned about the consequences of the continued blockade on Yemen, saying that dire fuel shortages in the Arab country were threatening to bring all relief operations to a halt "within days".
The UN chief called for an "immediate resumption of fuel imports to avoid making the already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen even worse."