US, Zionist regime behind assault on Yemen: Ansarullah leader

Tehran - Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement says that Saudi Arabia is the main tool for the attacks on Yemen, while the US and the Zionist regime are behind the assaults.

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said that the Yemeni people are fully ready to sacrifice their lives to preserve their freedom, dignity and independence, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported on Saturday evening, according to IRNA.

Infant Deformities in Yemen Linked to Saudi-Led Bombardment

Doctors in Yemen have reported an increase in children born with deformities as a result of the two-year war that has left the country on the brink of famine.

The al-Sabeen Maternity and Child Hospital in the capital, Sana’a, has seen an increase in babies being born prematurely and with deformities, which doctors say is a result of the war and the Saudi-led coalition’s bombs, RT reported.

“These cases of deformities have drastically increased over the past two years, due to the assault on Yemen, the rockets and the cluster bombs,” Doctor Abdulkarim al-Najjar said Wednesday.

Iran Urges Forming True International Anti-Terror Coalition to Replace Current “Theatrical” Ones

Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has called for the formation of a true international coalition against terrorists to replace the current “theatrical” ones.

In a statement on Thursday, Qassemi was commenting on yesterday's recent deadly terror attack in London.

The Iranian diplomat condemned the attack and expressed Iran’s sympathy with the families of the victims as well as those injured in the brutal car-ramming and stabbing incident outside the UK Parliament in London.

According to Press TV, Qassemi emphasized the need for the formation of an all-inclusive global alliance aimed at “sincerely” fighting terrorism free from “double standards.”

Iran’s Zarif Urges Int’l Community to Join Hands, End Growing Menace of Extremism

TEHRAN– Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the international community to join the WAVE (World Against Violence and Extremism) and put an end to the suffering of children in Syria and Yemen.

“Let's celebrate Spring’s renewal by renewing hope for children in Syria & Yemen. Let’s all join the WAVE: World Against Violence & Extremism,” Zarif said in a video message posted on his official Twitter account on Wednesday, according to Tasnim News Agency.

He added, “Our common threat today is the growing menace of violent extremism and outright barbarism. Iran was the first to rise to the challenge and propose to make confronting this threat a global priority…”.

Daesh Stages Terror Attacks to 'Divert Attention from Mosul'

In Mosul, the Iraqi army and police are clawing back strategic facilities from jihadist militants each day, Lt. Colonel Hakim Abbas told Sputnik, adding that police units were now poised to recapture the city’s Great Mosque of al-Nuri.

“Twenty-three explosives-laden vehicles have been destroyed as our bombers and multiple rocket launchers pound the militants’ positions,” Hakim Abbas told Sputnik Arabic.

He added that the government forces had encircled a large group of militants near the Mosque where Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first public address after the capture of Mosul.