UN Should Stop Saudi Yemen Aggression

UN Should Stop Saudi Yemen AggressionUN Should Stop Saudi Yemen Aggression

A foreign policy advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution called on the United Nations to take action to stop Riyadh’s “illegal aggression” against innocent civilians in Yemen. In an exclusive interview with Press TV, Ali Akbar Velayati said “intra-Yemeni dialogue” is the only way out of the conflict in the Arabian Peninsula state, stressing that foreign countries should stay out of the conflict and stop interfering in the country’s domestic affairs.

Yemen has been under military attacks and a blockade by Saudi Arabia since late March. More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others injured since then. The Saudi strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools and factories. The senior official also reiterated the Islamic Republic’s support for Syria and Iraq in their fight against terrorism, noting that there is “no military solution” to the ongoing crises gripping the two Arab countries.

He said Iran will continue to stand by Syria and Iraq in their anti-terror battles at the behest of the governments in Baghdad and Damascus.