TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned some Western governments for providing more weapons for the Saudi-led coalition, perpetrating war crimes in Yemen, saying that “this evil cycle” should end.
“Western publics & legislatures demand an end to humanitarian disaster that is the Saudi-Emirati war on Yemen,” Zarif said on his official Twitter account on Tuesday night.
“But their governments provide ever more weapons used to perpetrate war crimes. Time & again our offers of political way out have been rebuffed. This evil cycle must stop,” he added in his tweet.
Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition for more than four years but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The Saudi war has impacted over seven million children in Yemen who now face a serious threat of famine, according to UNICEF figures. Over 6,000 children have either been killed or sustained serious injuries since 2015, UN children’s agency said. The humanitarian situation in the country has also been exacerbated by outbreaks of cholera, polio, and measles.