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Iran condemns escalation of Saudi attacks on Yemeni people

Tehran, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Tuesday strongly denounced recent Saudi-Emirati air strikes on civilian targets in various Yemeni cities which killed dozens of innocent Yemenis including children and women.

Expressing sympathy with families of the victims of the violent and inhumane acts, he said that escalation of bombing residential areas in Saada and a bus carrying refugees in Al-Hudaydah reveals their despair and failure to attain their objectives through aggression on the impoverished country.

Deploring continued arms supply to Saudi Arabia by certain Arab states and strengthening its arsenals and lack of basic and serious moves in preventing Saudi-Emirati war crimes, Qasemi called on all international organizations no to allow the two countries to continue their crimes against Yemeni people.

Qasemi slammed attacks on residential areas and blocking international institutions from dispatching relief aid as violation of humanitarian laws, calling on the UN and countries involved in Yemen crisis to step up efforts to immediately stop air strikes and adopt measures to safeguard civilian people's health and security.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly, indiscriminate airstrikes on civilians in an attempt to restore power to fugitive president, Abd-Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Over 14,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly Saudi aggression.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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