Aggressors not to benefit from Yemen war: Iran official

A senior Iranian official has slammed Saudi Arabia’s aggression against Yemen as a mistake, saying the aggressors will not reaps any benefits from the military campaign.

“The attacks by Saudi Arabia and certain other countries against Yemen are a wrong move which will produce no result for the aggressors,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, said on Wednesday.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Germany’s State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Markus Ederer in Tehran, where both officials discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly the crisis in Yemen.

Amir-Abdollahian further called on Germany and other European countries to take the necessary actions to stop the airstrikes against the Yemeni people and the country’s infrastructure and also to pave the way for sending humanitarian aid to Yemen and holding national dialog among all parties involved in the conflict.

A Saudi soldier is stationed at a look-out point at al-Dokhan mountain on the Saudi-Yemeni border, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, on April 13, 2015. © AFP


Expressing regret that certain countries resort to the policy of coercion and military attacks instead of diplomatic means, the Iranian official reiterated that a political solution is the only way out of the crises in the region.

The German official, for his part, hailed the Islamic Republic’s leading and influential role regarding regional developments and emphasized political solution as the key solution to the crisis in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against Yemen, which is being carried out without a United Nations mandate, has claimed the lives of almost 2,600 people.

A Yemeni man looks through the window of a building reportedly damaged in an air strike by Saudi Arabia in the capital, Sana’a, on April 8, 2015. © AFP


Yemen has been under Saudi airstrikes since March 26 in a campaign aimed at restoring power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

On Monday, Colonel Sharaf Luqman, the spokesman for Yemen’s armed forces and popular committees, said that civilians and Yemeni infrastructure have been the target of the Saudi aggression.

By Press TV