YEMEN Press Agency

Iranian Foreign Ministry condemns Saudi-led aggression on Yemen

TEHRAN, March 25 (YPA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned on Thursday the US-Saudi aggression on Yemen, which has left the country with the worst humanitarian crisis of the current century.

“The direct and indirect aftermaths of this war have affected most of all civilians, including women and innocent children, and ruined crucial infrastructure as well as health facilities, livelihood, economy and education in Yemen,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, coinciding with the end of the seventh year of the aggression on Yemen.

It pointed out that the aggressive coalition did not suffice to pound the country within seven years of war, but resorted to inhuman and illegal siege as a leverage to squeeze political and military concessions.

“The coalition severed blockade on the people via denying any land, air and maritime paths in order to prevent importing food, fuel and other essential needs,”it added.

It considered that the inhuman crime of the coalition in light of the continued flow of weapons and the double standards by the Security Council towards Yemen are a clear violation of international law and human rights.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry stressed that a political solution is the only way to get out of the crisis in Yemen.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran backs any effort and fair initiative to lift the siege, reach a ceasefire and initiate negotiation among Yemeni fractions without foreign interference supported by the United Nations.” it added.