Hossein Jaberi Ansari

Iran condemns Saudi airstrikes on hospitals in Yemen’s Ta’izz

Tehran, Dec 4, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari in a statement released on Friday condemned Saudi airstrikes on hospitals in Yemen’s Ta’izz .

Foreign military attacks against civilian targets have resulted in death of thousands of innocent civilians in Yemen without any achievement for the attackers, he added.

The official urged the UN and influential states to stop the foreign aggression and take swift measures to guarantee security and health of civilians including women and children in the war-torn region.

On Thursday, the medical charity group, known by its French acronym MSF, slammed as a “violation of international law” the latest Saudi airstrike that left nine people, including medical staff, wounded at its clinic in the Yemeni province of Ta’izz a day earlier.

According to the MSF, Saudi warplanes on Wednesday launched three airstrikes on a park in al-Houban district, prompting the MSF staff at the nearby hospital to inform Riyadh on the incident in an effort to prevent any attack on the mobile health center.
However, the MSF hospital came under attack shortly after the three raids. The medical group says two of the wounded are now in critical condition.

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also condemned the Saudi raid on the MSF health clinic in Ta’izz.

This is not the first time that Saudi fighter jets target an MSF-run hospital in Yemen.