Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has denounced the Western media blackout towards atrocities committed in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia’s endless bombardment of Yemen.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting with poets and scholars in Tehran on Wednesday.
“The world’s media that are dominated by the US, Britain, and the Zionists sometimes launch a propaganda campaign over an animal’s life while they keep outrageously quiet towards these crimes… such as the bombardment of Yemen these days as well as the past years’ aggression on Gaza and Lebanon,” the Leader said.
“What should a dignified person do in the face of such bias and evil?”
Despite incessant bombardment of the impoverished Arab country, mainstream media are mostly ignoring the US-backed aggression by Riyadh.
Earlier in the day, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, called for an end to the deadly airstrikes in a meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in Muscat.
According to the United Nations, over 2,600 Yemeni people have been killed and at least 11,000 others injured in Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes.
Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters have also been launching missile strikes in retaliation.