Deadly Saudi Strikes on Yemen Denounced

Deadly Saudi Strikes on Yemen DenouncedDeadly Saudi Strikes on Yemen Denounced

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham censured Saudi Arabia for continuing its airstrikes against Yemeni cities, describing the attacks as a blatant violation of human rights.

Afkham made the remarks on Tuesday in reference to the continuation of Saudi attacks on infrastructures and civil targets in the impoverished Arab country, IRNA reported.

The spokeswoman strongly condemned Saudi Arabia’s non-stop strikes against residential and commercial areas in Yemen which have been intensified in recent days, leaving hundreds of citizens dead and injured.

“International forums and organizations, especially the United Nations, need to continue to fulfill their responsibility to put an immediate halt to the attacks, facilitate the process of delivering aid to the oppressed people of Yemen and step up (peace) efforts,” she noted.

She called on the UN to make use of its full capacity to provide security for civilians in the war-ravaged country, especially for women and children.  

The foreign ministry official once again voiced Iran’s readiness to dispatch humanitarian aid to Yemen and provide the injured people with medical treatment.

A Saudi-led coalition has been conducting military airstrikes against its southern neighbor since March 26 without a UN mandate.

According to local Yemeni sources, more than 4,500 people have been killed since Riyadh launched its military campaign. The UN puts the number at more than 2,600.

The UN has designated the war in Yemen as a Level 3 humanitarian crisis, its most severe category.