Iran Urges Secure Air Corridor to Send Humanitarian Aid to Yemenis
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday called for the establishment of a secure air corridor in a bid to send humanitarian assistance to the wounded Yemenis after deadly airstrikes by Saudi Arabia killed over 140 people in Sana’a.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to dispatch humanitarian aid, including medical teams, medicine and food to the injured and admit the wounded people to Iran’s hospitals for treatment,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday.
Also, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani denounced Saturday’s carnage in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a caused by a Saudi airstrike that targeted a crowded funeral ceremony in the city.
In a message to his Yemeni counterpart Yahya Ali al-Raee on Sunday, Larijani strongly condemned the attack and expressed sympathy with the Yemeni people, officials and families of the victims.
Larijani expressed Iran’s readiness to take immediate measures to help treat those injured in the attack in coordination with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Over 140 people were killed and over 525 wounded on Saturday, when the Saudi airstrike hit a community hall in southern Sana’a, where a funeral for the father of Interior Minister Jalal al-Roweishan was being held.
The Saudi missiles tore through the hall with hundreds of body parts left strewn in and outside the building.
The death toll was one of the largest in a single incident since March 2015, when the Riyadh regime began its deadly campaign to crush the Houthis and their allies and restore power to resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
Sana’a Mayor Abdel Qader Hilal was reported to be among the victims of Saturday’s assault.