News ID: 256599
Published: 0236 GMT July 30, 2019

Iran condemns Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen’s market

Iran condemns Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen’s market

Iran strongly condemned a deadly airstrike by the Saudi regime and its allies against a market in Yemen’s northwestern Sa’ada Province, saying the aggressors are attempting to make up for their defeats by massacring civilians.

Speaking on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi expressed sympathy with the families of the victims of Monday’s “savage and inhumane” attack by the Saudi-led coalition on the market in Sa’ada, which killed at least 14 people, including children, and injured 23 others, according to Press TV.

“More than four years into the destructive war, the military aggressors have achieved nothing other than Yemen’s destruction and want to make up for their political and battleground defeats by killing women, children and civilians,” he said.

Mousavi also criticized the international community for keeping silent on the Saudi-led alliance’s war crimes in Yemen, adding, “The US and some European countries, which are selling weapons to the aggressors, are complicit in such atrocities and should be held responsible for their acts.”

The Saudi-led coalition launched the war on Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall a former Riyadh-allied regime.

The Western-backed military aggression, coupled with a naval blockade, has killed tens of thousands of Yemenis, destroyed the country’s infrastructure, and led to a massive humanitarian crisis.




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