Support For Saudi Aggression Further Disgraces US, Says Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called Saudi Arabia’s ongoing aggression against Yemen as unjustifiable, saying that the United States is "shamelessly" backing the atrocities of Saudi Arabia against its impoverished southern neighbor.

The Saudi government is busy killing innocent people and women and children in Yemen without any justification and only under the pretext that the Yemeni people do not accept a so-and-so person as the president, and the Americans are also supporting this monstrous crime” Ayatollah Khamenei said Wednesday while addressing a gathering of teachers in Tehran.

Ayatollah Khamenei further described the US government as the most “disgraced government in the world,” adding that one reason for this loss of honor is the explicit US support for the Saudi aggression against Yemen.

The Americans are supporting the massacre of the Yemeni people without any shame, but they accuse Iran, which is after (sending) medical aid and food to the Yemeni people, of interfering in this country and sending weapons,” the Leader said.  

Ayatollah Khamenei said the Yemenis do not need weapons from Iran because they have control of all military bases in their country, adding that the most urgent need of the Yemeni people is humanitarian aid of which they have been denied due to the blockade imposed on the country.

Saudis should be tried for war crimes in Yemen

On the other hand, the Iranian judiciary chief says Saudi Arabia has committed “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” in Yemen.

At a Wednesday summit with high-ranking judiciary officials in Tehran, Ayatollah SadeqAmoliLarijani voiced regret over the bombardment of the impoverished country, saying the monarchy’s measures inside Yemen amount to war crimes according to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

The Saudi regime’s officials should be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court like Nazi criminals,” he said.

AmoliLarijani further rapped the West and particularly the United States for double standard policies towards human rights, saying Yemenis are in "urgent need" of food and medicine as aid efforts are being hampered.

Last month, Saudi Arabia prevented two Iranian civilian planes from delivering medical aid and foodstuff to the war-ravaged people.

The Iranian judiciary chief expressed hope that the Yemenis would emerge as the “victors” of the Saudi war through “resistance”.

Riyadh launched its military aggression against the Arab world’s country on March 26 - without a UN mandate - in a bid to undermine Yemen's HouthiAnsarullah movement and to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, AbdRabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Saudis.

Saudi Arabia is continuing its brutal airstrikes against Yemen despite the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the impoverished country.