Iran Condemns Deadly Saudi Air Raid on Yemen

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has condemned the latest Saudi-led airstrikes on a market in northern Yemeni province of Sa’ada which left dozens of civilians dead or wounded.

In a Tuesday statement, Mousavi expressed his hatred of such savage and inhumane acts, and offered condolences to the families of the victims.

“More than four years on since the devastating war on Yemen began, the aggressors have had no achievement but the destruction of Yemen, and they want to make up for their defeats both in the political arena and on the ground by killing women and children and civilians,” said Mousavi.

He criticized the international community for remaining tight-lipped in the face of crimes committed by aggressors against Yemen.

“The US and some European countries are accessories to these crimes by selling weapons to the aggressors and should be answerable for their actions,” the spokesman added.

At least 14 civilians were killed and 25 wounded when Saudi-led warplanes conducted an airstrike on a crowded market in Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada.

Yemen’s health ministry also said at least 10 of the wounded were in critical condition, warning that the death toll was likely to rise.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the country’s former regime back to power and crushing the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Over 15,000 Yemenis have been killed in the attacks ever since.

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