Iran Backs Efforts to Stop Bloodshed in Yemen

Iran Backs Efforts to Stop Bloodshed in Yemen Iran Backs Efforts to Stop Bloodshed in Yemen

A prominent lawmaker said Iran would support any efforts aimed at ending bloodshed in the poorest Arab country following Saudi airstrikes for nearly 10 months.

Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the statement in a meeting with Sale Sa'el, a member of the Supreme Revolutionary Council of Yemen, IRNA reported on Sunday.

Boroujerdi said history shows Yemenis never gave up fighting oppression, praising the resistance of Yemeni people against Saudi attacks.

"Killing defenseless women, children and bombing hospitals and schools expose the weakness of aggressors," he said.

Yemen has been under intense military attacks by Saudi warplanes since March 2015. More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others wounded in the Saudi air raids so far.

Boroujerdi said the media should devote more efforts to document the brutality of the crimes of the House of Saud and raise global awareness.

The Iranian lawmaker also said "the only way out of the situation is a political solution. Military strikes would only deepen the crisis."

Sa'el said Iran is now a refuge for free people and oppressed nations of the world.

The Yemeni official described Saudi aggression against Yemen as a move in line with the interests of Israel and the US, "two major enemies of Muslims".

"The ultimate goal of the attacks is to eliminate forces of the resistance front [against Israel] in the region," he said.

Sa'el said the cruel attacks of Saudi Arabia have added to the steadfastness of Yemenis, stressing the strong determination of Yemeni people to give a response to aggressors.