Iran Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Yemeni Capital
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s foreign ministry strongly condemned recent deadly bombings in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, which have killed dozens, saying the Arab country’s oppressed people are targeted by internal terrorism and a foreign military aggression.
In a statement on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham decried several bombing attacks that targeted the political bureau of the Houthi Ansarullah movement as well as three mosques in Sana’a a day earlier.
According to media reports, at least 31 people were killed and dozens more were injured in the terrorist attacks, which were claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group.
Afkham also offered her condolences to the families of victims of the “inhumane” attacks, saying the “oppressed” people are currently fighting in two fronts, which are internal terrorism and the Saudi-led military aggression.
“We hope that we will witness the establishment of a ceasefire (in Yemen) soon and an immediate halt to bombardments,” she said.
Afkham further asked the international bodies to focus on the "continuous and smooth delivery of humanitarian aid to the fasting Yemeni people during the holy month of Ramadan.”
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 Yemen's Health Ministry, the airstrikes have killed more than 2,300 people, including 229 women and 411 children. More than 8,000 others have been also injured in the attacks, including 581 women and 766 children.
Saudi-led aerial strikes have targeted 61 hospitals and 13 ambulances.