TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (Press Shia) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani denounced Saturday’s carnage in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a by a Saudi airstrike that targeted a packed funeral ceremony in the city.
Larijani, in a message to his Yemeni counterpart Yahya Ali al-Raee on Sunday, strongly condemned the attack and expressed sympathy with the Yemeni people, officials and families of the victims.
“One year and a half has passed since the military aggression and violence against Yemen’s innocent people and the world is once again in shock over the massacre of hundreds of civilians in Sana’a in the attack launched by aggressive Saudi fighter jets,” he underlined.
“International communities and certain countries claiming to be advocates of human rights continue their silence and indifference over the tragic event,” he noted.
“The world must wonder how the rulers of a certain country, facing the support of the US and those who claim to advocate human rights, could attack the vital infrastructures of a poor country from air, land and sea and commit such crimes by violating international laws,” Larijani added in his message.
He also expressed sympathy with Yemen’s Parliament speaker, MPs and martyrs’ families, saying “Iran is ready to take immediate measures to help treat those injured in the attack in coordination with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Over 140 people were killed and over 525 wounded on Saturday, when the Saudi airstrike hit a community hall in southern Sana’a, where a funeral for the father of Interior Minister Jalal al-Roweishan was being held.