Saudi Arabia committing unprecedented crimes in Yemen: Larijani


Yemen and the Yemeni people are very important to Iran and the country’s issues constitute a constant concern for the Islamic Republic, Larijani said.

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said Saudi Arabia has committed “unprecedented” crimes in Yemen during its seven-month war on the country, stressing that Riyadh is a “wicked regime” in the Middle East.

In a meeting with the deputy head of the Yemeni Supreme Revolutionary Council, Naef Ahmad al-Qanis, in Tehran on Saturday, Larijani said the Yemeni people would undoubtedly emerge victorious in the “unequal war” against their country.

“Yemen and the Yemeni people are very important to us and the country’s issues constitute a constant concern for the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the top MP said.

He added that the Saudi regime has committed “numerous crimes” in Yemen which have led to the destruction of the impoverished country’s infrastructure and the deaths and injuries of thousands of civilians.

Larijani emphasized that the settlement of the Yemeni crisis is a main political priority for Iran, saying resistance of the Yemeni people can teach a lesson to all aggressive countries.

Qanis, for his part, said Iran is a close country to Yemen, urging the Islamic Republic to prepare the ground for the transfer of the injured Yemenis to Tehran given the lack of medical facilities in the war-hit country.

Riyadh seeks to dominate Yemen, but the Yemeni people will turn the country into a grave for Saudis through the support of friendly countries, he said.


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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