Iranian Foreign Ministry has expressed deep concern over widespread famine and risk of starvation in Yemen due to Saudi Arabia’s continued aggression against the war-torn country.
“The Yemeni people are living in very difficult conditions and the continuation of war and bombardments as well as air and sea blockade on the country has caused a large portion of the people to face risk of famine and starvation,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in a statement on Monday.
Qassemi also called on the international community to provide humanitarian assistance for the Arabian Peninsula country.
Iran’s Judiciary Chief has also railed against Washington for backing the Saudi rulers in their fight against the Yemeni people.
“We all witnessed how the US president went to a country whose rulers have their hands stained with the blood of Yemen’s innocent people and have committed the gravest war crimes,” Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said, referring to Trump’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia.
Beginning nearly 2 years ago, Saudi Arabia, backed by some of its regional allies, has launched a military campaign against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to former Yemeni president who is known as having close ties to the Saudis.
Since the beginning of the imposed war, more than 12,000 Yemeni civilians have been killed and many more sustained injuries.