Press Shia – The head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran condemned Saudi Arabia’s crimes against ‎the oppressed people of Yemen at a protest rally held in Qom and stressed, “The Islamic ‎Seminaries always stand with the oppressed people of the world.”‎

Press Shia – In an exclusive interview with Press Shia News Agency on the sidelines of a protest rally by ‎both Iranian and foreign seminarians in support of the oppressed people of Yemeni at ‎Qom’s Faydiyyah Seminary on November 18th, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi noted the enthusiastic ‎attendance of the seminarians in the protest and emphasized, “The Islamic Seminaries are ‎international in their essence and stands along the oppressed, irrespective of religion and ‎nationality.”‎


The head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran condemned the crimes perpetrated by Saudi ‎Arabia and its allies against the oppressed people of Yemen and added, “The passionate ‎gathering of seminarians represents the boiling and enthusiastic nature of the Islamic ‎Seminaries in support of the oppressed. It is possible that today, the most oppressed ‎people in the world are the innocent people of Yemen and the arrogant powers are currently ‎perpetrating crimes against them and have created many disasters and oppressions.”‎


The member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom argued that the Islamic ‎Seminaries always stand alongside the oppressed of the world, especially the oppressed ‎people of Yemen and said, “The impressive and significant presence of the scholars, ‎teachers and seminarians has demonstrated that the Islamic Seminaries do not stop ‎supporting the oppressed.”‎


Saudi Arabia and its regional allies launched a devastating and deadly campaign against ‎Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the former government of Abd-Rabbuh ‎Mansour Hadi, who was allied with Riyadh, back to power and to crush the popular Houthi ‎Ansarullah Islamic Resistance movement. ‎


The Western-backed imposed war, which has so far failed to achieve its stated goals, has, ‎however, constrained humanitarian deliveries of food and medicine to the import-dependent ‎state, leading to a mass cholera outbreak and starvation from famine.‎


The ongoing Saudi-led military campaign against the impoverished and conflict-plagued Arab ‎country has resulted in the death of 15,185 civilians, including 3,527 children and 2,277 ‎women.‎


Press Shia News Agency