Commander: US diplomacy in Yemen doomed to failure

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi blasted the US support for the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen, and said Washington’s policies on the Muslim neighboring nation are doomed to fail similar to the other parts of the region.

“As US policies have failed in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Afghanistan, its policies will also fail in Yemen,” Rear Admiral Fadavi said in the Southern Iranian city of Abadan on Thursday.

He warned the regional nations that the US and the Zionist regime are plotting against the Muslim states and are doing their best to achieve their objectives in the region.

On Wednesday, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a telephone conversation with his Omani counterpart Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal bin Nasser Al Mawali warned against the repercussions of any ground incursion into Yemen for the world Muslim states.

“Military action against Yemen and destroying the Arab country’s infrastructure will inflict losses on all Muslims, and only the Zionist regime and big powers will benefit from such a move,” Larijani said during the phone talk.

The Iranian parliament speaker pointed to the regional developments, and said, “The presence of terrorist groups in the region and their warmongering policies will result in a lack of security and stability in the region,” he said, and added, “The Muslim countries should hold off the regional crises through constant consultations.”

Saudi Arabia started its unauthorized aerial bombardments on Yemen on March 26. The Saudi-led attacks have drawn international criticism after claiming the lives of at least 2548 people, mostly women and children, and razing thousands of housing units to the ground.

Also, thousands of people have been injured during the attacks as the Saudi offensive enters its 22nd consecutive day.

Some western countries, including the US, have backed the Saudi aggression despite international calls for a swift halt to the attacks.

By Fars News Agency