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UN must put swift end to Saudi killing of Yemenis: Iran

Iran has strongly condemned the recent heinous Saudi-Emirati crime in martyring Yemeni civilians, mostly women and children, in Yemen’s Hudaydah Province, urging the United Nations to help put an immediate end to the ongoing human crisis in the impoverished country.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday expressed his sympathy over the Saudi-led war crime in Durayhimi city on Thursday which martyred at least 31 civilians, mostly children.

Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network, citing a spokesperson of the country’s Health Ministry, reported that all the victims, whose vehicle was also destroyed in the Thursday strike, were internally displaced people.

Al-Masirah, citing local sources, had reported earlier that at least 22 children and four women lost their lives in the deadly strike, adding that all those on board the vehicle were martyred.

Qassemi said the world is witnessing another crime against the oppressed Yemeni people in a short time after a strike by the invading military coalition hit a school bus in Yemen and martyred scores of children.

Back on August 9, Saudi-led warplanes hit a school bus in the town of Dhahyan in Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada with a 227-kilogram laser-guided Mark 82 bomb, martyring a total of 51 people, among them 40 children, and leaving nearly 80 others wounded.

The Iranian spokesperson said the civilians are martyred due to the “silence and indifference of influential international bodies.”

“Iran once again calls on international and human rights bodies to prevent in whatever possible ways the continuation of such crimes by Saudi-Emirati warplanes in Yemen given the sequence of these human crimes and painful tragedies as well as their destructive impacts on regional and international peace and security,” Qassemi pointed out.

He added that the countries that are providing aggressors with lethal weapons and bombs are also responsible for the martyring of Yemeni women and children, saying, “They should give response to the international community and the Yemeni people about their policies and the outcome of their measure.”

The Iranian spokesman called on the UN and influential countries to increase their efforts in order to put an immediate end to the Saudi-led coalition’s strikes against the Yemeni civilians and adopt necessary strategies and measures to protect their lives and health.