Iran has strongly denounced the latest airstrike by Saudi Arabia’s warplanes on a residential building in Yemen, calling on the international community to address the killings of innocent civilians in the war-torn country.
In a statement on Wednesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned the Saudi warplanes’ attacks on a dormitory in Arhab town of Sana’a Province, which left a number of civilians dead and wounded.
He also expressed sympathy with the bereaved families of the deadly attack’s victims.
Qassemi further urged the United Nations and other international organizations to step into the fray and address the slaughter of innocent civilians in Yemen by Saudi Arabia as soon as possible.
“Intensifying deadly attacks on residential areas and civilian targets in Yemen on the one hand and preventing the internationally responsible organizations from sending humanitarian aid to Yemenis on the other hand amount to the stark violation of international and humanitarian laws,” he noted.
He then called on the UN and key players in Yemen crisis to increase their efforts to pressurise Saudi Arabia into stopping its deadly attacks on Yemen and adopt necessary measures to provide security for civilians, particularly women and children in the country.