Iran raps Saudi for resuming attacks on civilians

TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (MNA) – Iran’s FM spokesman has strongly condemned Saudi Arabia’s resumption of airstrikes on non-military centers in Yemen, resulting in death and injury of dozens of innocent civilians.

“The inaction of the international community, so-called human rights organizations and the United Nations Security Council in the face of inhumane crimes committed by Saudi Arabia against the innocent people of Yemen has allowed the warmonger Saudi government to continue destroying Yemen’s infrastructure, killing civilians and holding an inhumane siege over the oppressed nation, without any fear of retribution,” Bahram Ghasemi, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, said on Tuesday.

The Iranian diplomat called on the UN and countries supplying the invading Saudi army with weapons and military equipment to start taking more effective efforts for an immediate stop to the attacks. He further urged them to adopt serious and necessary measures for protecting the lives of civilians, particularly women and children.

This comes as the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia stepped up its bombing campaign in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 21 people across the country, most of them civilians. Yemen has been under military strikes by Saudi Arabia since late March 2015, aimed at restoring fugitive president, Mansur Hadi who is a close ally of Riyadh and the West, to power. Saudi Arabia's military aggression has left close to 10,000 dead in Yemen, but the international community has so far failed to show any reaction toward the Saudi-led invasion.

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