TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers leader warned against the ongoing human tragedy in Yemen in the wake of the Saudi-led war and said today, the only solution to the crisis is Yemeni-Yemeni talks.
Addressing a congregation of worshippers in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani described the Yemeni issue as a test for self-proclaimed advocates of human rights.
The massacre of the Yemeni people at the hands of the Al Saud regime, under the support of the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel, proves the false claims of those who claim to defend human rights, he added.
Today, the destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure and health centers and the killing of innocent people is the response of Western liars to the legitimate demands of the Yemeni people, the cleric said.
Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani further called on the country’s diplomatic apparatus to play a more active role in defending the Yemeni people in international circles.
The only solution to the Yemeni crisis is Yemeni-Yemeni talks, the cleric went on to say.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the Saudi-led coalition for more than three-and-a-half years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then. The war and the accompanying blockade have also caused famine across Yemen.