Iran’s strongly condemned Saudi-UAE massacre against Yemeni civilians in the northwestern province of Saada, stressing that the attack is a war crime.
In a statement on Thursday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned the strike which targeted a school bus in a market in the city of Dahyan in Saada, which killed at least 43, mostly children who were on their way to Quran classes.
The Iranian official expressed sympathy with families of the victims, calling on the international community to take any possible measure to prevent the continuation of such crimes against Yemenis.
“Intensified bombardment of residential areas and civilian targets (in Yemen) reveals the (Saudi-led) coalition’s successive defeats in the battlefield,” the spokesman deplored.
Lambasting the military support that the self-proclaimed advocates of human rights have been providing for the Saudi-UAE coalition, Qassemi said the supporters are “accomplices in such war crimes and must be held accountable.”
The Iranian diplomat also urged the United Nations and influential countries to accelerate efforts for an immediate end to the Saudi air strikes and take the necessary measures to protect civilian lives in Yemen.
Source: Iranian media