Iranian official expresses condolence over senior Yemeni official martyrdom

IRNA – Secretary of National Security Council and the Supreme Leader’s Representative expressed condolence on Tuesday over the martyrdom of President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen Saleh Ali al-Sammad.

‘Assassinating political leaders means escaping from dialog and an exit from the path of logic and political solutions,’ said Ali Shamkhani in a message condemning the Saudi massacre of the Yemenis.

“The Supreme Political Council announced in its meeting on Monday the martyrdom of President Saleh Al-Sammad,” Yemeni media SANNA reported in a statement.

“In the meeting, the Council members approved the selection of Mahdi Mohammad Hussein Al-Mashat as President of the Council for the next session in accordance with the Council’s internal regulation,” the statement reads.

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies attacked Yemen in March 2015 to bring back to power the deposed president of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Thousands of Yemenis have been killed in the attacks by the Saudi-US coalition and more than 2,000 have died due to a cholera epidemic.

Saudis, in their latest war crime in Yemen, bombarded a wedding party in Hajjah and killed dozens of innocent civilians, including children.