Larijani: Yemeni Resistance, a Lesson for Invaders

Larijani: Yemeni Resistance, a Lesson for Invaders Larijani: Yemeni Resistance, a Lesson for Invaders

A senior lawmaker said the Yemeni resistance against the Saudi-orchestrated campaign has taught a lesson to the invaders.

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani made the statement in a meeting with the delegation of the Yemen's Supreme Revolutionary Committee in Tehran on Saturday, ICANA reported.

He said the Yemeni people are facing "malignant hostility", adding that "evidence shows the Saudi regime has committed major crimes in Yemen, which have caused the destruction of infrastructures, in addition to the death and injury of thousands".

Larijani referred to the "wickedness" as "unprecedented" and described the Saudi kingdom "an evil regime".

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity "Doctors Without Borders" (MSF) in north Yemen on October 27. The hospital was the latest casualty of a campaign that, according to Yemeni Health Ministry, has claimed the lives of nearly 6,000 people since March.

"Some countries are not well aware of the dimensions of the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen, so Yemenis should try to fully expose the innumerable injustices against them," Larijani said.

According to the UN, the majority of non-combatants killed in the past seven months died as a result of the Saudi-led airstrikes.

The speaker said the Yemeni conflict is a constant concern for Iran and it deems the political process to settle the crisis of high importance, adding that Iran is consulting with other countries to help resolve the Yemeni crisis.

Larijani also praised the smart approach of Houthis toward the UN-brokered negotiations, which has disrupted the equations of Saudi invaders.

In early October, Houthi leaders announced that they would accept the UN peace plan if other parties to the conflict also commit to the initiative.

Naef Khaef, the head of the Yemeni delegation, said Saudi Arabia has created chaos in the region, adding that the Yemeni people represent all the people of the region in their struggle against the Saudis.

Khaef rejected the Saudi explanation about their goal of entering Yemen, which they say was to restore the government of the fugitive president Abd-Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who stepped down in January 2014.

"The real reason was the Saudi spirit of domination that wants Yemen under its control," Khaef said.

"Saudi Arabia, whose only asset is its huge financial resources, is trying to present the image of the Yemeni revolution of 2011 as a coup."

Describing the lack of medical equipment as one of the major problems facing Yemen, Khaef said even the MSF hospital has been bombed and Yemen is unable to treat the injured.