26 February 2017 - 23:51
News ID: 427705
Rasa - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned of the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, and called on the international bodies to end the crisis in the poor Arab country.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

RNA - "It is necessary for the international community to increase its sensitivity about the humanitarian disaster in Yemen a little more and find an effective solution to end the regretable situation in Yemen," Zarif told the Iranian media on Sunday.


In relevant remarks in December, Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani lashed out at the western states for supporting the human rights violations and war crimes committed by Saudi Arabia against the innocent Yemeni people.


"Despite committing all these crimes in Yemen against women, men, the elderly and the youth and embarking on acts which are considered as war crimes based on the international norms, Saudi Arabia is supported by the West," Amoli Larijani said, addressing high-ranking judiciary officials in Tehran.


"Therefore, we should say that human rights is today an instrument to pressure the independent and right-seeking countries," he added.


Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 13,100 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.


Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.


According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has drove the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster.


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