Senior MP urges int’l community to stop Saudi air raids on Yemen

Tehran, March 31, IRNA – Rapporteur of Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini on Tuesday urged the international community to stop Saudi air raids on Yemen.

Speaking to IRNA, he said that Saudi Arabia will see the consequences of its airstrikes on Yemen, noting that Riyadh should stop military interference in the region.

Naqavi-Hosseini added that Saudi Arabia is afraid of waves of Islamic Awakening which is spreading in the region including Yemen.

Saudi dynasty feels that establishment of democracy in Yemen will pose threat to its rule over the region, he underlined.

Naqavi-Hosseini asserted that Riyadh government accuses Iran of interference in Yemen in order to justify its aggression on Yemen.

Iran urges the international community including the UN Security Council to prevent continuation of Saudi Arabia airstrikes on Yemen, he added.

Saudi Arabia embarked on air raids on Yemen early Thursday, one day after the US-backed Yemeni president fled the country.

Riyadh government claimed that it has bombed the positions of the Ansarullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana’a airport and the Dulaimi airbase.

Saudi indiscriminate bombardment of the residential areas in Sana’a levelled to the ground residential homes near Sana’a international airport.

At least 60 Yemeni civilians, including women and children, have so far been killed in the Saudi airstrikes.

The Saudi aggression received growing international condemnation as it is pushing the region and the world into chaos as its ISIL mercenaries are on the brink of complete annihilation in Iraq and Syria.