" The IRCS humanitarian aid consignments are ready to be dispatched to Yemen, but unfortunately Saudi Arabia prevents their delivery to Yemen, " Shahabeddin Mohammadi Araqi, IRCS deputy managing director for international and humanitarian affairs, announced on Sunday.
Mohammadi Araqi described the Yemeni people ' s conditions as critical, and said, " We are in contact with Yemen ' s Red Crescent Society and Health Ministry and have included their needs in the new consignment. "
He lamented that planes and ships are not allowed into Yemen ' s ports and airports, and said, " Unfortunately, the Saudi government has prevented the dispatch of aid to Yemen. "
Iran has already sent five consignments of humanitarian aid to Yemen, including a total of 69 tons of relief, medical, treatment, and consumer items
Earlier this month, Head of the Yemeni Red Crescent Society Mohammad Ahmad al - Kebab in a letter to his Iranian counterpart Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziayee thanked Iran for the recent humanitarian and medical aid cargoes sent to his country.
" I appreciate the unsparing help and relief operations as well as the humanitarian attempts of the Iran Red Crescent Society(IRCS), " al - Kebab said in his letter.
He expressed the hope that interactions and mutual cooperation between the two countries ' Red Crescent societies would increase in future.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 25 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi - led aggression has so far killed at least 2,655 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh ' s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
Five Persian Gulf States - - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates(UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait - - and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued on March 26.