Iran condemns the recent airstrikes conducted by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, which led to dozens of civilian deaths, and calls on the United Nations to address Saudi Arabia’s actions, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.
The statement comes following the Wednesday strike a hotel in the northern outskirts of Yemen’s capital of Sanaa killing over 30 people. The airstrikes also reportedly caused damage to several houses.
In addition, the coalition’s airstrikes targeted the Bani Hushaesh district, although no information on casualties was provided.
”Intensified attacks on residential areas and civilian targets and preventing international organizations and institutions from having access to humanitarian relief are in violation of principles of humanitarian rights,” Qassemi said in a statement as quoted by the Tasnim news agency.
The spokesman urged the United Nations and influential countries to put an end to the attacks of Saudi-led coalition.
Yemen has been engulfed in a violent conflict between the government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi Shia movement, also known as Ansar Allah, backed by army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh since 2015. The Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries started carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi’s request in March of the same year.