Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned the recent air attacks against residential areas in Yemen which have resulted in killing and injuring scores of innocent civilians.
Expressing sympathy towards the families of the victims, Khatibzadeh said that the continuation of military attacks on Yemen with silence of the international community, the uncontrolled sale of weapons to the aggressors, taking a biased approach and double standards toward seven years of brutal aggression against the Yemeni people has made it even more difficult to achieve fair peace.
The countries which have provided arms for the aggressors in Yemen and killed Yemeni women and children by equipping them with bombs and weapons of mass destruction are complicit in these crimes and should respond to the public opinion, he noted.
He termed the continuation of blockade and bombing against Yemeni people as lack of serious determination to advance the political settlement for Yemen crisis and persisting in a destructive military approach, which will result in damaging Yemen and instability in the region.
Yemeni sources reported a brutal massacre was committed as Saudi-led warplanes struck on Friday a prison in the northwestern province of Saada.
Saudi fighter jets targeted a temporary prison in Saada, killing or injuring more than hundred, Al-Massirah TV quoted the sources as saying.
Local sources reported that at least 150 people have arrived to hospitals in Saada including martyrs.
About 2,500 people have reportedly been in the prison as rescue operations are taking place, with dozens are still reportedly under the rubble.
Meanwhile, the Arab impoverished country has lost its connection to the internet nationwide after Saudi-led air strikes targeted a site in the contested city of Hodeida, plunging the war-torn nation offline.
The disruption began around 1:00 a.m. (local time) on Friday and affected TeleYemen, the state-owned monopoly that controls internet access in the country, advocacy group NetBlocks said.
Yemen was “in the midst of a nation-scale internet blackout following air strike on (a) telecom building,” NetBlocks said, without elaborating.
Yemen has been since March 2015 under a brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured and martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians.
The coalition has been also imposing a blockade on the impoverished country’s ports and airports as a part of his aggression which is aimed at restoring power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Meanwhile, Yemen is home to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with at least 7 million people on the brink of famine and hundreds of thousands suffering from cholera.
Source: Al-Manar English Website