Iranian lawmakers condemn Saudi aggression against Yemen

Iranian lawmakers have slammed Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against Yemen, saying the strikes are reminiscent of Israel’s crimes in Gaza

The Al Saud regime, which has been bombarding Yemenis violently with the help of and by order of the United States and Israel, has disclosed its true face to the Islamic world, the legislators said in a statement released on Wednesday.

“The brutal Killing of women and children as well as the defenseless and innocent people in Yemen and destroying the country’s infrastructure are reminiscent of the Zionist occupying regime [of Israel]’s crimes in Gaza,” the statement said, adding that the criminal leaders of the Saudi regime should one day stand trial in an international court.

The Islamic Republic has, from the beginning of the crisis in Yemen, announced that the only solution to the conflict is a political solution through Yemeni-Yemeni negotiations, the lawmakers noted.

The statement also condemned a recent move by Saudi warplanes to block an Iranian plane carrying medical supplies to the impoverished Yemen.

The plane had received permits from Omani and Yemeni aviation officials to cross into Yemen’s airspace.

The Iranian legislators further urged the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) to help the innocent people in the crisis-hit country.

Saudi Arabia launched its aerial attacks on Yemen on March 26 – without a United Nations mandate – in a bid to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of the kingdom, who has fled to Riyadh with members of his government.

According to reports, the Saudi military operation has so far left over 5,000 people dead or wounded.

By Press TV