23 September 2016 - 16:32
News ID: 423823
Rasa - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned the Riyadh government's continued airstrikes on Yemen's residential areas and the killing of a large number of the country's civilians.
 Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi

RNA - “Unfortunately, indifference of countries and international communities and continued sale of various kinds of arms and military equipment to Saudi Arabia, has made the regime more stubborn to escalate attacks on the oppressed and defenseless people of Yemen to continue their uninterrupted aggressions,” Qassemi said.


Qassemi also strongly criticized certain Western countries' silence towards the massacre of the Yemeni people and continued sale of destructive military arms to Saudi Arabia.


The Qassemi's condemnation came after at least nine civilians, including women and children, lost their lives when Saudi military aircraft launched an airstrike against a residential area in Yemen’s mountainous Northwestern province of Sa’ada.


An informed source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Saudi fighter jets bombarded a residential building in the Razih district of the province on Thursday, leaving nine people dead, Al Masirah reported.


Another six civilians sustained injuries in the attack.


Later on Thursday, the Saudi aircraft pounded the village of al-Hadab in the Sirwah district of Yemen’s Central province of Ma’rib, though no reports about casualties and the extent of damage caused were available.


The aerial assault came shortly after Saudi warplanes struck Souq al-Hanoud area in the al-Hawak district of Yemen’s Western and coastal province of al-Hudayda late on Wednesday.


Nearly 50 civilians were killed and scores more injured in the attack.


With the latest fatalities, the Saudi air raids have killed almost 60 Yemeni civilians since Wednesday.


Tags: Iran Yemen Saudi
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