Hamas Decries Foreign Military Interference in Yemen
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Representative of Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas in Iran voiced the movement's vehement opposition to military interference in Yemen by outsiders, stressing that Yemenis themseleves should settle the conflicts in their country.
Hamas is opposed to foreign military interference in Yemen or any military approach for settling issues in the Arab country, Hamas representative in Iran, Khalid al-Qoddoumi, said at a press conference held at Tasnim office in Tehran.
He said the conflicts in Yemen should be resolved by its own people, but also noted that Arab and Muslim countries should provide backing for Yemen.
"We do not interfere in Yemen's internal affairs. We have announced that we're in favor of a political solution for the sake of protecting the Yemeni people's lives," Qoddoumi added.
For weeks, Yemen's defenseless people have been under attacks by a coalition led by Riyadh.
On March 26, the Saudi-led coalition 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.
Some seven weeks of deadly aerial attacks on Yemen have killed over 3,500 people and left some 6,200 others injured.
Meanwhile, a five-day truce took effect on Tuesday to allow delivery of humanitarian aid for Yemenis.