Iranian Spokesman Urges Riyadh to Stop Carnage in Yemen

Iranian Spokesman Urges Riyadh to Stop Carnage in Yemen

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry lashed out at Saudi Arabia for defying the principles of morality by waging a war on Yemen, urging the kingdom to stop killing the fellow Muslims.

“Defying principles of morality, KSA once again bombards the besieged and famine-stricken people of Yemen,” Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a post on his Twitter account on Thursday.

“KSA must stop this carnage and end its war on fellow Muslims and Arabs,” he underlined.

“Daydreams of conquering Yemen in ‘3 weeks’ haven’t materialized in 6 years. Time to wake up,” the Iranian diplomat added.

Saudi Arabia launched a devastating military aggression against Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allied states, such as the UAE, and with arms support from the US and several Western countries.

The aim was to return to power the Riyadh-backed regime of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement that has taken control of state matters.

Since then, over 100,000 people have been killed, according to the US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED).

The war has failed to achieve its goals, but killed tens of thousands of innocent Yemenis and destroyed the impoverished country’s infrastructure. The UN refers to the situation in Yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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