Iran Urges UN Action to End War on Yemen
- January, 28, 2022 - 16:50
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian diplomat called on the United Nations to take immediate action to put an end to the deadly war that the Saudi-led military coalition has launched on Yemen since 2015.
In a Thursday message for Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen Hans Grundberg, the Iranian foreign minister’s senior aide for special political affairs denounced the massacre of the people of Yemen and the extensive bombardments of Yemeni cities, civilian sites, and infrastructures by the Saudi-led coalition.
Ali Asghar Khaji said the Saudi-led coalition’s brutal actions run counter to the recognized international law.
“The United Nations and all international humanitarian organizations are urged to take immediate action to stop these inhumane crimes,” the Iranian envoy added.
“Certainly, as the experience of the past seven years has shown, sanctions, military conflicts, and the killing of people cannot lead to the resolving of the Yemeni crisis,” he noted.
Khaji also said that the way out of the current situation is through lifting the all-out Saudi siege against the oppressed people of Yemen, stopping the military operations, and respecting the independence and sovereignty of the Yemeni people.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to cooperate and work in this direction as in the past,” he stated, Press TV reported.
Enjoying complete arms, logistical, and political backing from the United States, Saudi Arabia led many of its allies, chief among them the UAE, in a 2015-present invasion of Yemen. The war has been seeking to crush the popular Ansarullah resistance movement and reinstall the former Riyadh-friendly government.
The war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and turned the entirety of Yemen into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.