Yemenis favor Imam Khomeini, Ayatollah Khamenei’s ideas: Iranian cleric

IRNA – The head of Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly said on Sunday that the people of Yemen are in favor of late Imam Khomeini as well as the Supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and won’t keep silent against the Saudis’ crimes.

“I believe the Saudi policy makers and their supporters’ ideas about the region have not changed,” said Ayatollah Abbas-Ali Akhtari on the sidelines of the Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly, answering a question about the remarks made by the Saudi crown prince’s connecting Yemen’s Ansarollah resistance fighters to Iran.

Ayatollah Akhtari said that certain countries are thinking about creating a problem for the region to exploit the chaos, but ‘because of the killing and massacres that will bring about misery, they’ll gain nothing’.

“They have been killing the people of Yemen for two and a half years and pressuring, imprisoning, and torturing the Bahrainis for six years, but they have gained nothing.”

“It is crystal clear that the Saudi-led coalition is committing a lot of crimes and calls it ‘not interfering’, but accuses Iran and Ansarollah of interfering in the affairs of other countries’ affairs,” he added.

Referring to last year’s letter published by Ayatollah Khamenei, he said, “The letter urged that the Western youth refer to the original Islamic sources of Islam and not pay attention to what the enemies of Islam say and produce.”